Manitoba Conservatives open the door to privatization

By Molly McCracken, Director of CCPA-MB Social service schemes announced this week by the Manitoba Progressive Conservatives to encourage private childcare and introduce Social Impact Bonds soften the ground towards privatization. The assumption is that the private sector …

Parables of Privatization: A cautionary tale of two telcos

By Toby Sanger, Senior Economist CUPE National At a time when the Ontario Liberal government is planning to privatize Hydro One and other provincial governments are also planning significant privatizations, it’s instructive to look back and see what …

When was the first time you heard of CCPA Manitoba?

Top: Front Row: Kate Sjoberg, Jackie Hogue Back row: Molly McCracken,  Mary Walsh, Noel DePape, Jessica Irvine at the Mary Walsh Fundraiser 2009       Bottom: The View From Here launch 2015. June 1 – 7th is our second annual …

You don’t have to live like a refugee

This editorial on the housing needs of refugee newcomers was published in the Winnipeg Free Press. The research referenced in the editorial is through the Manitoba Research Alliance Partnering for Change grant funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities …

Trish Hennessy coming to Winnipeg June 3

Trish Hennessy Founding Director of CCPA Ontario Getting progressive values on the public agenda As part of CCPA Manitoba Supporter Drive Week June 1-7, please join us for Trish Hennessy, the founding director of CCPA Ontario and former …

The New Feudalism – consequences of rising income inequality

Winnipeg journalist Frances Russell’s latest article quotes CCPA MB’s Lynne Fernandez, Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues. Governments focus on the top income quintiles while low income and working people’s incomes stagnate. Constant tax reductions for corporations and the wealthy have depleted …

Making Homelessness History

Homelessness has recently been much in the news, because of the tragic deaths of three homeless people in Winnipeg and also because of the Canadian Housing and Renewal Association’s National Congress on Housing and Homelessness, held recently in …

Rickety altar of balanced budgets

It is unfortunate that the sitting government has to waste valuable political capital maneuvering around obstructionist balanced budget legislation (BBL), but the media and opposition continue to place recent budget analyses in its distorting frame. Contrary to established …

The Inequality Budget

Finance Minister Joe Oliver had a chance Tuesday to prove the Harper government’s economic prowess. The budget he delivered, however, failed miserably to do that.

Lessons from Toronto: Winnipeg’s Rooming House Challenge

On April 16th, 2014, a fire broke out in a rooming house on Enfield Crescent in Winnipeg’s St. Boniface neighbourhood. The fire resulted in the death of an elderly man and injuries to several other residents of the …