Applying a Rural and Remote Lens to the KPMG Review

By Lonnie Patterson There has been much discussion and analysis of the KPMG Manitoba Fiscal Performance Review recently released by the provincial government. However, the potential impacts that will occur in rural and remote Manitoba communities, if some… Read More

Contracting Out the Enhanced Home Care Program

By Pete Hudson Among the many recent changes by the Pallister government to health care was a contract with two private companies to operate the Enhanced Home Care Program (EHCP). This will provide community care to patients who… Read More

No Poverty Reduction Strategy in Speech from the Throne

By Josh Brandon Tuesday morning, I received a phone call from a Make Poverty History Manitoba member. He lives on a disability benefit that provides him only $180 per month for food and other basic necessities. He wanted… Read More

KPMG: Reasons to be skeptical of the advice they offer

By Jim Silver It is curious that the Pallister government would have hired consulting firm KPMG to provide advice on how to manage the Province’s affairs. KPMG’s actions across the world and in Canada—some illegal; many promoting the… Read More

Income Security to End Poverty in Manitoba

By Andrew Clark Income security programs in Manitoba and Canada are not keeping pace with the growing problem of poverty. Change is needed to ensure low income and vulnerable people and families do not become entrapped in a… Read More

Will SIB’s Deliver Less for More in Manitoba?

By Jesse Hajer On Wednesday October 18th, the Province of Manitoba announced that it had hired the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing to design a “made-in-Manitoba” Social Impact Bond strategy. Social Impact Bonds (SIBs) are a relatively new… Read More

Freeze to Squeeze

First published by CBC Manitoba online Saturday Oct. 29 By Jesse Hajer and Zac Saltis Governments have often turned to investments in higher education to generate hope and opportunity for young people and others seeking better jobs and… Read More

Pensions In Manitoba

By Lynne Fernandez In a new Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives MB report on Manitoba’s public-sector pensions Pensions in Manitoba: What’s Working, What’s Not, author Hugh Mackenzie dispels many myths about public and private sector pensions. He anchors… Read More

Climate Plan Fails on Carbon Tax Basics

By Mark Hudson First published in the Winnipeg Free Press Oct. 5, 2017 A draft “Climate and Green Plan Town Hall Toolkit” circulated within the Manitoba government proposes a flat $25 carbon tax. While this is only a… Read More

Amy Goodman fills the house Sept 29th

Amy Goodman, Democracy Now! Stories of Democracy Resistance and Hope presentation at Knox United Church, Friday Sept 29th. See story in the Manitoban here. Photos by Leif Norman