As the wealthiest speed past the rest of us, Manitoba needs to fight income inequality

First published on CBC online July 8th, 2018 A Ferrari cruises down Portage Avenue past people lining the streets on lawn chairs on Sunday evening in Winnipeg. The $250,000 car purrs along the road, a symbol of incredible… 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

Mayor playing with fire

By Paul Moist, Throughout 2018 there has been intense media scrutiny directed at Alex Forrest, the President of the United Firefighters of Winnipeg (UFFW). While this story continues to unfold, we do know its most important facts.

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

Our City’s Undocumented: A case for Access Without Fear

By Karen Hamilton, Reports about refugees walking across the Canada-US border beginning in the spring of 2017 renewed concerns about immigration policy and undocumented migrants in Winnipeg. In fact, the vast majority of migrants to Canada enter legally,… Read More

Social Enterprise improves food security in Garden Hill First Nation

By Marina Puzyreva, Food insecurity is a pressing problem for thousands of Indigenous people living in remote reserves in the North of Manitoba. The new CCPA Manitoba report Harnessing the Potential of Social Enterprise in Garden Hill First… Read More

Manitoba Inequality Update: Low income families left behind

By Ian Hudson and Benita Cohen, A decade ago the CCPA-MB released the Stuck in Neutral report on inequality in Manitoba. Although inequality was less pronounced in Manitoba than it was in other provinces, earnings for the poorest… 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

Justice system lacking fairness

By John Hutton, Almost half of the people in Manitoba agree there is a problem with the Canadian justice system when it comes to treatment of Indigenous Peoples according to a recent report in the Winnipeg Free Press… Read More