Small Scale Food Report is food for thought

Public demand to buy food directly from farmers is growing. In Manitoba the government response has been slow and the regulatory hurdles are discouraging. The recent release of Advancing the small scale, local food sector in Manitoba is… Read More

Winnipeg and Manitoba Housing Data

Once again, here are the updated housing statistics for Winnipeg and Manitoba. References are available at the bottom of the page. Compiled by Sarah Cooper.

Winnipeg and Manitoba Housing Statistics

Here are the updated housing statistics for Winnipeg and Manitoba. References are available at the bottom of the page. Compiled by Sarah Cooper.   (Edited on March 19, 2013, to include updated MMRs For 2014 report go here)… Read More

Creating opportunities with green jobs: the story of BUILD and BEEP

PDF version Full report by Kirsten Bernas Social enterprises have emerged as viable business models that create a blended return on investment as a result of the multiple economic, social, and environmental benefits they bring to local communities…. Read More

Errol Black: A truly remarkable life

[Ed. Note: The funeral for Errol Black will be held at 1:30pm on November 8, 2012, at the Westman Manitoba Centennial Auditorium, Brandon University.] PDF version by Jim Silver If we’re very lucky, every once in a while… Read More

Hostile Labour Relations Cause Unnecessary Conflict with Brandon’s Public Sector

PDF version by Julie Guard and Errol Black Three weeks ago the Manitoba Labour Board reinstated Brandon Professional Fire Fighters/Paramedics Association president Wade Ritchie in his job as a fire fighter. The city of Brandon had fired Ritchie… Read More

Brandon Park Named in Honour of CCPA-MB founder

On February 3rd, 2012, the City of Brandon dedicated a park in honour of Errol Black. Errol is a founding member of CCPA Manitoba and a long-time board member. CCPA Manitoba extends a heartfelt congratulations to Errol. This… Read More

Labour-Management Conflict in Brandon’s Public Sector: Chapter 2

PDF version by Errol Black Labour-management conflict has once again taken centre stage in the city of Brandon. The first episode involved the Brandon University Faculty Association (BUFA) and Brandon University. The recent conflict involves the City of… Read More

Solidarity Forever – the Union Makes us Strong

by Errol Black The evening of Friday November 25, 2011, the BUFA Bargaining Team at Brandon University issued a terse statement to members declaring that their 45 day strike at Brandon University was over:   A tentative agreement has… Read More

Deveryn Ross on Brandon University Strike

By Errol Black Deveryn Ross’ column on the Brandon University strike in the November 24 Winnipeg Free Press (“Administration, province will wear this one“), represents a significant advance on his first column on this issue October 13, 2011(“BU… Read More