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

National Housing Day: Still waiting for a plan

PDF version by Shauna MacKinnon November 22nd is National Housing Day in Canada. Canada is the only country in the G8 that does not have a national housing strategy. There have been many attempts to rectify this in… Read More

Fast and loose with Tordon herbicide on the move

PDF version by David M. Neufeld and Magdalene Andres Our family business includes growing bedding plants. In the spring of 2010 every tomato, pepper and marigold we started curled up grotesquely and died. After weeks of trying new… Read More

End of Immigration?

Manitoba Preview of  The End of Immigration Monday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. Ellice Theatre at Ellice and Sherbrook By Lynne Fernandez Every year thousands of migrant workers come to Canada to do the work Canadians don’t want… Read More

Manitoba Environment Library Closure and Balanced Budget Legislation

by Lynne Fernandez Here at the CCPA we have recently focused on whether the straightjacket imposed by Balanced Budget Legislation (BBL) is good for Manitoba. It is gratifying to note that the British Columbia NDP is asking the… Read More

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