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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …