Legacy of departed life-long activist at risk with possible reversal of pesticide ban

By Anne Lindsey I went to visit a friend and colleague recently – someone I hadn’t seen for awhile. Sandra Madray was in the final stages of cancer. She was dying. I was shocked and deeply saddened to… Read More

Hope on the horizon? What the federal poverty plan means for Manitoba

By Molly McCracken The federal government released its national poverty reduction strategy “Opportunities for All” last month. The plan has implications for the soon-to be released Manitoba poverty reduction plan. The federal and provincial governments must take serious… Read More

Everyone benefits, everyone pays

By Lynne Fernandez It’s becoming difficult to keep up with the alarming developments unfolding in the US. But one in particular should be of great concern to Canadian workers According to the Economic Policy Institute, the recent Supreme… Read More

Imagine a Winnipeg…2018 Alternative Municipal Budget

By Lynne Fernandez, Winnipeg cannot control broader macro pressures such as climate change or a stagnant global economy, but it can prepare for the changes that are coming. It can meet climate change with policy to mitigate damage,… Read More

2018 Alternative Municipal Budget – today at 12:00 pm City Hall

Why the Pain for Women in Manitoba Jails

By Elizabeth Comack, The Free Press (May 23 and 26, 2018) recently reported on the case of an Indigenous man who served more than six months in jail after pleading guilty to a break and enter. It later… Read More

A Comparison of the Carbon Tax Rebates to Families in Manitoba and British Columbia 2017

By Harvey Stevens, When British Columbia introduced its carbon tax, it provided a rebate to families to offset the higher cost of goods and services created by that tax. It designed it as a refundable tax credit that… Read More

A Made-in-Manitoba Tragedy of the Commons

By Lynne Fernandez In February, a provincial news release about changes to agricultural crown lands advised that “The Manitoba government has launched a consultation focused on agricultural Crown lands, to ensure upcoming policy changes reflect the views of… Read More

Winnipeg Without Poverty: Calling on the City to Lead

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE [May 2, 2018]: Make Poverty History Manitoba launched it’s city poverty reduction plan Winnipeg Without Poverty: Calling on the City to Lead at 10am, May 2. This report, endorsed by more than 90 organizations, calls… Read More

Merchants Corner Grand Opening April 28

A community’s Vision Comes to Life Join us at this new community hub! Saturday, April 28  11am – 4 pm, 11:30 – 12:00 Greetings and remarks 541 Selkirk Ave.