Manitoba on the right side when it come to the east side

 Lynne Fernandez CCPA Mb. has contributed much to the ongoing debate on the fate of the east side of Lake Winnipeg (known as Pimachiowin Aki), particularly concerning the controversial decision to run Bi Pole III down the west …

Post Canada Post. Is it inevitable?

By Lynne Fernandez, Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues Apparently our country is going to hell in a mail bag. According to conservative analysts, public-sector workers are playing fast and loose with tax payers’ money and the only …

Wither Human Rights?

By Lynne Fernandez, Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues That Nelson Mandela’s memorial be celebrated on International Human Rights Day is destiny; a more poignant coupling of events cannot be imagined. It seems unusually cruel then to sully …

Book Review – From Demonized to Organized: Building the New Union Movement

From Demonized to Organized: Building the New Union Movement by Nora LoretoReviewed by Gabriel Bako This new book published by CCPA National provides a timely analysis of unions and neoliberalism. Mainstream media teaches youth, who have been born …

The Living Wage: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

By Lynne Fernandez Minimum-wage workers are not just teenagers working at fast-food restaurants after school. According to the Manitoba Federation of Labour, 55 per cent of minimum wage earners in Manitoba are adults twenty years and older; 51 …

The Education Property Tax Rebate: Do we seniors really need it?

The opposition’s unproductive filibuster of the provincial 2013 budget increase in the PST has left many aspects of the budget undebated. One is its failure to provide for improvement in the Employment & Income Assistance Program (EIA – …

The Two Faces of Government Policy Towards Local Food

By Colin Anderson Download PDF Small farm owners Pam and Clint Cavers were blindsided on August 28, 2013 when Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) staff showed up to “seize and destroy” their locally produced and cured …

Investment in Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Needed

By Kathy Mallet PDF version Doctors are demonstrating their ethical duty to patients by working towards a society in which everyone has an opportunity to lead a healthy life. Last winter, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) and Maclean’s …

The Sherbook Pool and the struggle for inner-city health and recreation

by Lissie Rappaport In November of last year, the City closed the Sherbrook Pool, leaving the community and its dedicated swimmers high and dry. The closure was the result of corrosion of the structure; a City of Winnipeg …

Housing Researcher Wanted!

If you were thinking about applying to be the CCPA-MB’s researcher in housing and community development, send in those résumés! Deadline is this Friday, June 21st. See the job posting here.