The Gaslighting of Manitobans in Health Care

By Brianne Goertzen First published by the Winnipeg Free Press June 25, 2019 The health care overhaul has been well-documented in the media, and routinely questioned in the Legislative Assembly, yet transparency and accountability is lacking. In fact,… Read More

Time to move forward with respect

By Marcel Hardisty First published in the Winnipeg Free Press June 5, 2019 For the last 100 days Camp Morningstar has nurtured a sacred fire on Hollow Water First Nation traditional territory in order to provide balanced information… Read More

Why Strong Manitoba School Boards Matter

Notwithstanding discussions and concerns about recent provincial Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) and Pan-Canadian Assessment Program (PCAP) test scores, or the importance of always looking for improvement, Manitoba has a high quality public school sys­tem that is… Read More

MB Liquor Between Rock and Hard Place

By Lynne Fernandez The issuance of mandate letters to provincial crown corporations has put management and staff on notice, warning that “the old way of doing things” is over. The preamble for all the letters is the same,… Read More

New Manitoba Housing Data

Education reviews must focus on kids

By Erika Shaker In January, Manitoba’s education minister Kelvin Goertzen announced the creation of a commission to review the provincial school system and propose a ‘“renewed vision for kindergarten to Grade 12 education,” to “ignite change” to existing… Read More

The changing nature of social housing in Manitoba

By Sarah Cooper What makes social housing ‘social’? In part, social housing is different from private-market housing because it intentionally provides low-cost housing for low-income households. But it is also a way of taking housing out of the… Read More

It is time to stop contracting Transit Plus out

By Carlos Sosa, Zach Fleisher, and Sara Atnikov First published in the Winnipeg Free Press April 12, 2019 For years, an open secret in Winnipeg has been the poor quality of service associated with Transit Plus (previously Handi-Transit),… Read More

Changes in practices necessary, if serious about reconciliation

By Anne Lindsey Offer money to leaders in a cash-poor community to gain support for a resource extraction project. Publicly shun and disenfranchise individuals who don’t agree. Deceive people into signing their support without full information. Divide the… Read More

Failure to invest in post-secondary education puts Manitoban’s future in jeapardy

By Dele Ojewole First published in the Winnipeg Free Press Thursday April 4, 2019 At a time when other jurisdictions are finding ways to invest in post-secondary education (PSE) and healthcare, the Manitoba government is doing the opposite,… Read More