Manitoba

The NDP Lost The Manitoba Election The Day Greg Selinger Ran

Quito Maggi | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

With over a year and a half to work, a new leader could have righted the ship, made this election competitive, saved the careers of dozens of MLAs and perhaps even have won government. What Greg Selinger likely counted on at the time, despite seeing these numbers, is what we saw during the last election, and what historically happens in Manitoba.

Ontario's Government Should Not Be For Sale

Mike Schreiner | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Mike Schreiner

But it certainly appears that Premier Wynne has put out a big for sale sign by hosting high-priced private dinners for deep-pocketed insiders. Sadly, the premier has defended the indefensible by saying that corporate fundraising is part of the political process. She has attempted to justify her high-priced private dinners by claiming that everyday citizens have the same access as those ponying up $6,000 a plate. If this true, then for that price people must be getting some extra fine food. The premier and the political establishment dismiss critics of corporate fundraising by hiding behind the rules. Well, I say the rules stink.

We Could All Be Chase Martens' Mom

Jennifer Campbell | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Parents
Jennifer Campbell

I could see my four-year-old son playing on the slide, but my two-year-old son was out of sight -- not unusual as we had a very large, gated yard. I didn't even have time to cover myself before a woman came around the corner, a look of fury on her face and my two-year-old on her hip. "DO YOU KNOW WHERE I JUST FOUND YOUR CHILD?" she screeched.

If You Can Make A Difference, Then You Should

Wab Kinew | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living
Wab Kinew

It is through these examples that I understand leadership -- that it is about service, about helping those in need and about doing the right thing, not for some reward, but simply because it is the right thing to do. As I look around at my province I see other examples of leadership and service.

Balancing The B.C. Budget

Dermod Travis | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Dermod Travis

Petty. One word that springs to mind after last week's B.C. budget. At best, it's a lip service budget. Tweak here, tweak there, but devoid of any ...

Sir Wilfrid Laurier And Canada's Sunny And Not So Sunny Ways

Jack Jedwab | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

From the late 19th century on, Laurier's sunny ways emerged as a euphemism for finding the political middle ground or compromise when addressing complex issues. The specific compromise in question was on the thorny issue of Catholic and French language education in Manitoba.

Indigenous-Led Business Partnerships Can Benefit A Nation

James Wilson | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Business
James Wilson

We have a lot to learn from the Maori in how to sell our Indigeniety as something that can attract investment (both monetary and social) from the rest of the world. Luckily, we can add to this learning as we already have a model that helped shape Manitoba's business future internationally, many, many decades ago.

2015 Marked A Turning Point For Canadian Nature Conservation

Dan Kraus | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

After years of steady, but slow, steps in nature conservation, our collective stride seems to have lengthened in 2015. We still need to act on commitments to create more terrestrial and marine protected areas. We still have Canadian species that are at risk of disappearing. We still have parks and protected areas that need to be buffered and better connected.

4 Ways To Keep Beluga Whales Swimming Wild And Free

WWF-Canada | Posted 01.13.2016 | Canada Impact
WWF-Canada

The government of Manitoba released today its first provincial plan to protect beluga habitat in Western Hudson Bay. This population's status is currently listed as being of special concern and today we issued this statement of support. Belugas are a priority species for WWF-Canada.

Saskatchewan Is Bullying Us: Indigenous Hunters

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Alberta

"I beg for us to be understood."

Len Evans, Longtime Manitoba MLA, Dies At 86

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.02.2016 | Canada Politics

"He was loved by many and will be greatly missed."

Manitoba Wants More Federal Money To Fund Policing For First Nations

CP | Chinta Puxley, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Politics

Some 31 aboriginal communities across Manitoba relied on band constables before the program was terminated earlier this year.

Manitoba's First Openly Gay Politician Retiring After 16 Years

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.27.2015 | Canada

He watched opposition politicians vote against his right to adopt children and enjoy spousal benefits.

Manitoba Schools Sign Historic Pact For Indigenous Education

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Impact

“We’re at the very front end of a renaissance of indigenous culture here in this province."

Shoal Lake's Freedom Road Is Paved In People Power

The Council of Canadians | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Impact
The Council of Canadians

I remember coming home for the holidays a few years ago, around the time of Idle No More, and learning about Shoal Lake through the council. The water we drink in Winnipeg comes from Shoal Lake First Nation, yet the community members themselves cannot drink their own water! I was devastated and angry at such a clear injustice.

Alcohol Use In Pregnancy Is Part Of A Complex Set Of Issues

Chelsea Ruth | Posted 11.19.2015 | Canada Parents
Chelsea Ruth

In my work as a neonatologist, I've looked after many, many babies. I've seen families of all ages, cultures and circumstances. But I've never seen a mother who wanted to harm her growing baby. Yet too often I still see mothers who use alcohol during pregnancy despite extensive educational campaigns about its harmful effects on the growing fetus.

Why Does Canada Have So Many Kids In Foster Care?

Marni Brownell | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Politics
Marni Brownell

What happens to kids who authorities determine can't live safely with their own parents or caregivers? Thousands of Canadian children are in this situation right now. Many go into foster homes, while others go into other types of out-of-home care on behalf of child welfare agencies. But we don't know how many, nor do we know how well they are doing.

'A Bunch' Of Election Workers Cancel At Last Minute In Winnipeg

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Politics

Lineups formed outside some polling stations as workers were brought in from other electoral districts.

Canada's Current Child Welfare System Fails Families

Neeta das McMurtry | Posted 10.20.2015 | Canada Impact
Neeta das McMurtry

The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs called for the dismantling of the current child welfare system and the development of a completely new system. While this idea may seem radical, child welfare as it exists now in Manitoba is failing our children and our families, particularly our Indigenous children and families. What if we separated prevention and care services so that they are not delivered by the same agencies? This would encourage families in need to seek support services without worrying that admitting their challenges will result in their children being taken away from them.

Elections Worker Thought Red In Canadian Flag Supported Liberals

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Politics

A Canadian flag was removed from a Manitoba advance polling station over the weekend because a worker felt it violated election rules.

Couple Shocked To Find Riding Horses Through Drive-Thrus Is Illegal

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada

Selkirk, Man. officials say horses are not allowed on city streets.

Winnipeg Mother, Son Found Safe After Alleged Abduction

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada

Charlotte McMahon and her missing son, Tristan McMahon, were last seen in Winnipeg on Saturday morning.

Manitoba Premier: Isolated First Nation Deserves A Road

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.13.2015 | Canada Politics

Shoal Lake 40 was cut off from the mainland a century ago during construction of an aqueduct to send clean water to Winnipeg.

Stigma of Mental Illness Cuts Deeper For Canada's Aboriginal People

Sandra Charron | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Impact
Sandra Charron

I recently attended a mental health first aid course in order to further educate myself on the various mental illness disorders, the consequences of their severity and their overall prevalence in the population -- My eyes were opened to an entire population of our Canadian people whose rate of suicide was too horrifying to further ignore. As statistics related to aboriginal suicides were listed, I realized that this war being waged against the stigma of mental illness is but one of the many battles that will need to be addressed honestly in order to understand the magnitude of the affliction our mentally ill population is facing. As communities of aboriginals are fighting an invisible disease, society can dismiss the reality of the stigma by citing drugs and alcohol as the weak link in this people's history.

Is it Finally Time for a Guaranteed Annual Income?

Noralou Roos | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Noralou Roos

Could the Guaranteed Annual Income -- once considered radical notion -- now be an idea whose time has come? It has been supported by generations of economists and welfare theorists, from the left and the right. So why are such a broad group of people pushing such a program?