18 Prominent Manitobans Fail the Canada Challenge

The ancestors of 18 prominent Manitobans would all be turned away if they applied today to immigrate to Canada.  That was the finding of the first Manitobans to take The Canada Challenge, a quiz that all Canadians were… Read More

Province introduces online calculator for low-income renters

By Josh Brandon If you are a renter in Manitoba paying more than 25 percent of your income in rent, you may be eligible for a benefit of between $20 and $270 per month, thanks to recent changes… Read More

Municipal Budgets: You Get What You Pay For

Winnipeg’s mayoral race is now officially underway. Any serious contenders are going to have to convince a very skeptical public that they can turn around what really has been a winter of discontent with City services. Unfortunately, problems… Read More

Taking Back the City: The Winnipeg 2014 Alternative Municipal Budget

 By Lynne Fernandez, Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues  As Winnipeggers come out of an unusually punishing winter, the sun seems to be stimulating more than the usual spring activities. There is a feeling air that our city… Read More

“Indians Wear Red” wins Manitoba Book Award!

“Indians Wear Red”: Colonialism, Resistance and Aboriginal Street Gangs won in the non-fiction category last night at the Manitoba Book Awards! Elizabeth Comack, Lawrence Deane, Larry Morrisette and Jim Silver wrote this book based on research done through the Manitoba… Read More

Why We Still Fight

By Lynne Fernandez, Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues The Day of Mourning, more than any other day in the labour movement’s calendar, brings home why we must remain vigilant in the area of workers’ rights. As reported… Read More

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… Read More

Federal housing strategy key to improving child welfare

Before the findings of the Hughes commission report on the death of Phoenix Sinclair have been lost and forgotten and before the next child dies needlessly, we must all be reminded that there are more issues at play… Read More

Unifor’s Jerry Dias Raises Important Issue

Lynne Fernandez, Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues As reported in today’s Winnipeg Free Press, Unifor president Jerry Dias is visiting communities across Canada with an important message: attempts by a variety of political forces in Canada to… Read More

Manitoba on the right side when it come to the east side

 Lynne Fernandez CCPA Mb. has contributed much to the ongoing debate on the fate of the east side of Lake Winnipeg (known as Pimachiowin Aki), particularly concerning the controversial decision to run Bi Pole III down the west… Read More