Fast Facts: World Urban Forum 7 – Policy Lessons from Colombia

By Lynne Fernandez, Shauna MacKinnon and Sara Swartz For one week in early April, Sara Swartz (Universitas Programme of the KIP International School), Shauna MacKinnon (Manitoba Research Alliance [MRA] and University of Winnipeg [UW]) and Lynne Fernandez (MRA …

Fast Facts – Grain, Trains and Autocrats: farmers pay the price of dismantling the Wheat Board

By Dean Harder A banner 2013 crop year and some rail delays due to cold weather doesn’t account for all our grain transportation woes. Coordination of rail to ships is out of synch: a study by Quorum Corporation …

Grain shipping is for the bears: oil by rail to Churchill not worth the risk

By Eric Reder For visitors from around the world, the opportunity to see polar bears and beluga whales in the subarctic splendor of Churchill is a major attraction. This window to the tundra world is a source of …

Time to Expand the Manitoba Advantage

PDF version by Lynne Fernandez and Errol Black There has been much discussion about the direction Manitoba Hydro (MH) is heading in and the role it should play in our province. It’s an important discussion to have because …

Money for Water Parks or for Rapid Transit?

This letter was published, in a slightly edited form, in the March 10th edition of the Winnipeg Free Press. Dear Mayor Sam Katz, I was pleased to hear that you cancelled the 20 cent transit fare hike. The …

Winnipeg City Council Misses the Bus – Again

Councillor Harvey Smith will be introducing a motion at City Council tomorrow to rescind the 20 cent bus fare increase slated for June 2012. There will also be the possibility for public input on the issue at the …