Manitoba’s Climate & Green Plan: Catastrophic Failure of Leadership

By Mark Hudson Last week, the Manitoba government announced it would amend Bill 16, the “Climate and Green Plan,” to eliminate its flat $25/tonne carbon tax, leaving it essentially empty of any real action on climate change. Just… Read More

What we heard: Frequent, Affordable, Safe and Accessible – keys to achieving a more equitable transportation system

By Ellen Smirl Key Findings: • Access to affordable, reliable, safe, and accessible transportation options is an important tool to help people lift themselves out of poverty and build a healthier city. • Greater investment in transit and… Read More

Drop the Stereotypes and deal with the real problem

By Jim Silver First published in the Winnipeg Free Press September 28, 2018 In August the Free Press published an article (Safety complaints at Lord Selkirk Park, Aug. 24, 2018) that painted a very negative picture of Lord… Read More

Legacy of departed life-long activist at risk with possible reversal of pesticide ban

By Anne Lindsey I went to visit a friend and colleague recently – someone I hadn’t seen for awhile. Sandra Madray was in the final stages of cancer. She was dying. I was shocked and deeply saddened to… Read More

Indigenous language revitalization and child care

By Binesi Boulanger Indigenous peoples have a troubled relationship with the systems that have been imposed by settler colonial populations. The imposition of education through the residential school system was devastating to Indigenous peoples, with the legacy living… Read More

Municipalities must prepare for climate change

By Lynne Fernandez First published in the Winnipeg Sun September 8, 2018 In response to Jonathan Alward’s piece on municipal overspending, small business owners are not the only ones paying attention to municipal election platforms this fall. Those… Read More

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