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

He Had a Dream

By Jim Silver Fifty years ago, April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis Tennessee. James Earl Ray was convicted, but as Angela Davis said, “racism was Martin Luther King’s assassin.”

Budget 2018: The Most Disappointing Budget Ever

By Lynne Fernandez Premier Pallister’s Trump-esque statement that budget 2018 was going to be the “best budget ever” has fallen a bit flat.

Subsidized Housing With Supports Needs More Supports: Lesson from WestEnd Commons

By Jess Klassen Stable and affordable housing is a central component in improving people’s quality of life. In light of a severe housing shortage facing low-income renters, it is clear that Manitoba has work to do to ensure… Read More

Government’s Directives is No Excuse: Labour rights prevail

By Janet Morrill First published in the Winnipeg Free Press February 9, 2018 On January 29, 2018, the Manitoba Labour Board issued its ruling in favour of the University of Manitoba Faculty Association (UMFA) in the unfair labour… Read More

Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms: 35 years of experience

By Paul Moist and Garth Smorang In April 1982 the Constitution Act was proclaimed. It included the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Charter protects Canadians’ political and civil rights. It enumerates a range of fundamental freedoms, including… Read More

Public housing plays an essential role in Manitoba’s housing system

By Sara Cooper Public housing plays an essential role in Manitoba’s housing system. It provides a specific form of housing: housing that has been removed from the market by focusing on its use as a home, rather than… Read More

Community Economic Development in Manitoba and the Inclusive Economy

By Sara Wray Enns Manitoba is a province of economic growth and economic disparity. It is a province with low unemployment rates, diverse development and incredible resource wealth. On the flip side, Manitoba has continuously had some of… Read More