Appointment of William Neville as Independent Allowance Commissioner a Step Forward

by Errol Black Manitoba’s NDP government recently announced the appointment of William Neville as the Independent Allowance Commissioner under the Elections Finances Act. Neville’s mandate is to establish a public funding process for registered political parties, to replace… Read More

Homelessness: Moving towards real solutions

PDF version by Kirsten Bernas [Ed. Note: In this Fast Facts, Kirsten presents a do-able strategy for improving the lives of those living on EIA in Manitoba. This strategy has the support of 115 Manitoba organizations.] This week, as… Read More

PQ Takes Action in Quebec to Make Income More Equal…and Manitoba??

By Errol Black and Shauna MacKinnon In a recent report on income inequality in Manitoba (Income Inequality in Canada: How does Manitoba compare? Can we do better?) we noted that the new PQ government in Quebec had pledged… Read More

Is It Time To Repeal Balanced-budget Legislation In Manitoba?

by Errol Black and Shauna MacKinnon In a recent review of income inequality in Manitoba, we compared Manitoba to Canada.  The comparison showed that in 2010 “Manitoba was the most equal province before taxes and the third most… Read More

Income Inequality: Manitoba can do better

by Errol Black and Shauna MacKinnon The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has been documenting the rise in inequality in Canada since 2006. More recently, the Conference Board of Canada and the OECD have confirmed this trend. These… Read More

The Cost of Learning – How does Manitoba rank?

PDF version by Shauna MacKinnon In the report titled Eduflation and the High Cost of Learning, CCPA researchers David Macdonald and Erika Shaker developed a Cost of Learning Index to examine the affordability of higher education across Canada…. Read More

Manitoba’s NDP: Time to return to its social democratic roots

PDF version by Errol Black and Jim Silver In June 1969, Manitoba elected Canada’s first NDP government and Manitoba’s first social democratic government. The NDP has since become the dominant political party in Manitoba, winning 8 of the… Read More

There’s No Place Like Home: Housing in Manitoba

Housing is an important issue here in Manitoba. Watch and share our short video to learn why housing is important, what housing challenges many Manitobans face, and what should be done about it. [youtube=]

DIDG Licensed: Little Saskatchewan River Unprotected

PDF version by Ruth Pryzner On the day the Fast Facts titled Will the Province Protect the Little Saskatchewan River? was published, the Daly Irrigation Development Group (DIDG) was granted Environment Act license No. 3010. Two days earlier… Read More

Congratulations Darlene Dziewit – Order of Manitoba

by Errol Black I was pleased to read in today’s Free Press that Darlene Dziewit was invested with the Order of Manitoba.   When I first met Darlene in the late 1970s she had just been appointed a union… Read More