Taking Back the City: The Winnipeg 2014 Alternative Municipal Budget

 By Lynne Fernandez, Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues  As Winnipeggers come out of an unusually punishing winter, the sun seems to be stimulating more than the usual spring activities. There is a feeling air that our city …

“Indians Wear Red” wins Manitoba Book Award!

“Indians Wear Red”: Colonialism, Resistance and Aboriginal Street Gangs won in the non-fiction category last night at the Manitoba Book Awards! Elizabeth Comack, Lawrence Deane, Larry Morrisette and Jim Silver wrote this book based on research done through the Manitoba …

Why We Still Fight

By Lynne Fernandez, Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues The Day of Mourning, more than any other day in the labour movement’s calendar, brings home why we must remain vigilant in the area of workers’ rights. As reported …

Grain shipping is for the bears: oil by rail to Churchill not worth the risk

By Eric Reder For visitors from around the world, the opportunity to see polar bears and beluga whales in the subarctic splendor of Churchill is a major attraction. This window to the tundra world is a source of …

Federal housing strategy key to improving child welfare

Before the findings of the Hughes commission report on the death of Phoenix Sinclair have been lost and forgotten and before the next child dies needlessly, we must all be reminded that there are more issues at play …

Unifor’s Jerry Dias Raises Important Issue

Lynne Fernandez, Errol Black Chair in Labour Issues As reported in today’s Winnipeg Free Press, Unifor president Jerry Dias is visiting communities across Canada with an important message: attempts by a variety of political forces in Canada to …

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 …