Cutting Access Program funding is bad for Manitoba

By Christine Rossman First published by CBC Online May 11, 2019 Getting ahead is becoming virtually impossible for people in severe financial need who want to go back to school and turn their life around. Last year the …

Black Lives Matter in Canada, as well

By Robyn Maynard It is not too soon to express the view that the police killing of Machuar Madut, 43 year old father of three, living with mental health issues, and facing possible eviction – was unjustifiable and …

CCPA-MB is moving April 1, 2019

Notice of new address: April 1, 2019 The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba (CCPA-MB) is moving. Please make changes to your mailing/ contact info in your systems.Old address is: 205 – 765 Main St. Winnipeg, MB R2W …

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow: Indigenous Peoples and Unions in Canada

Jim Silver and Lynne Fernandez published this article in the International Center for Trade Union Rights Journal.

Poverty in the hometown of human rights

By Molly McCracken How is it that the home of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights is also home to high and rising poverty? Can income inequality be reversed? Learn more about Make Poverty History Manitoba’s request to …

Q & A: Minimum Wage & $15/h Wage in Manitoba

Who earns a minimum wage in Manitoba? What are the benefits to a $15 minimum wage in Manitoba? The benefits of gradually phasing in a $15 minimum wage would be far-reaching: The 5.4% of workers who earn minimum …

Social Impact Bonds: A Costly Innovation

by Jesse Hajer Social Impact Bonds or ‘SIBs’ are a relatively new mechanism for governments to fund social services, but since being introduced they have been controversial, due to higher costs and payments to private investors. Despite funding …

Why is milk so expensive in First Nations Communities?

By Mengistu Wendimu and Annette Aurélie Desmarais This study finds milk is significantly costlier in First Nations communities than in Winnipeg and Northern Manitoba. The cost was higher in First Nations with and without access to an all-weather …

Keeping Winnipeg Affordable: Exploring the Potential for Inclusionary Housing in a Slow-Growth City

By Lissie Rappaport In Winnipeg there is a need for more affordable housing, as 21 percent of households (64,065 households) are living in unaffordable housing – according to CMHC’s definition of spending more than 30 percent of income …

What the Frack is Happening In Manitoba?

By Don Sullivan Manitoba is poised to be a major Canadian player in providing large quantities of silica sand used in hydraulic fracking by the oil and gas industry. This presents major risks that should be fully explored …