Losing Ground: How Canada’s Employment Insurance system undermines inner-city and Aboriginal workers

PDF version Full report (PDF) by Ellen Smirl and Lynne Fernandez The EI system allows workers to pay into a plan that is supposed to provide crucial support for workers between jobs, and quality re/training when required. However,… Read More

A Sober Second Look at Liquor Privatization

PDF version by Lynne Fernandez A story in the Winnipeg Free Press’s The View from the West (Private Ontario liquor stores will benefit consumers) brings the issue of privatizing liquor sales to readers’ attention. Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives plan… Read More

Housing Housing Everywhere: One way to make some of it affordable

PDF version by Sarah Cooper The Province of Manitoba recently introduced a bill that would allow municipalities in Manitoba to encourage or require new developments to include affordable housing. This step will hopefully lead to a wider range… Read More

Canada-EU Trade Deal Bad for Manitoba

PDF version by Lynne Fernandez and John Jacobs Recent leaks from the negotiations between Canada and EU confirm concerns that a comprehensive economic and trade agreement (CETA) would infringe on Manitoba’s ability to promote economic development and advance… Read More

Canadian pig industry: the need for change

PDF version by Olivier Berreville In Canada, large industrial operations designed to raise hundreds to thousands of pigs in confinement have largely replaced the small, mixed farms that dominated the landscape before the Second World War. These pig… Read More

Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges

PDF version This year’s State of the Inner City report will be launched on December 12, 2012, at 11:30am at Thunderbird House. For more information, please see here. by Shauna MacKinnon The 2012 State of the Inner City… Read More

The Tragedy of Phoenix Sinclair

PDF version by Jim Silver Media coverage of the Phoenix Sinclair inquiry has been quite thorough and often insightful. However, the bulk of the media coverage is missing the defining feature of the story. When that defining feature… Read More

Denying EIA Benefits because of Outstanding Warrants – Unwarranted!

PDF version by Dennis Lewycky and John Hutton The provincial government announced recently that it will take away Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) benefits for people with outstanding warrants for serious crimes. Recently there have been a couple… Read More

Playing politics with poverty in Manitoba

PDF version by Shauna MacKinnon It’s been a bad week for advocates working to improve the lives of people living in poverty. Recent child poverty statistics continue to show high rates for Manitoba and Monday’s throne speech gave… Read More

Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues Fundraising Brunch – Paul Moist speech

On October 28, just over one week before Errol Black passed away,  CCPA-mb organized a fundraising brunch at the Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg in support of the Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues.  Thanks to the Hotel’s… Read More