Bill C-51, or The Anti-Terrorism Act as it’s more commonly known, is the newly revealed piece of legislation that the Prime Minister’s office claims will tighten Canada’s protections against acts of terrorism and improve communication amongst various departments and agencies.
The Ontario government’s recent revision of policy regarding the treatment of transgender prisoners seems at first glance to be a step in the right direction. The biggest change to the policy means that prisoners will now be incarcerated based on their self-identified gender. In addition, trans women will now have the option to be strip-searched by women rather than men. Prisoners will be addressed by the gender and name with which they identify.
Shelter is a basic human need, yet with market rent levels so steep, it’s a necessity many families struggle to afford. Approximately 35,000 Canadians experience homelessness on any given night, and for those with somewhere to go, costs can often exceed 50 per cent of their household income.
It’s not a Winnipeg winter if you haven’t violated the annual snow route rules.
“I actually hate Valentine’s Day, a lot,” says Meg Crane, Editor-in-Chief of Cockroach Zine.
For the busy student or educator puttering away on campus, music can be an escape.
Brittany sits down with Mandy from Klinic to talk about rape culture in Winnipeg.
Quietly and without much fanfare, more than 800 people from First Nations communities were evacuated from their homes this year.
If every picture tells a story, filmmaker Cameron Monkman is counting on several stories to reveal the big picture.
The number of people on waiting list for opioid addiction treatment has fallen since Winnipeg’s opioid “explosion” of 2010.
Alfa will release his debut album, Harmattan, on Saturday, November 15 at the West End Cultural Centre. You can stream the album in its entirety below.
Schools are often a hotbed of hormonal stress, daunting career worries and the odd (or often, no judgment) bout of socializing. Amidst all of this it is easy to pass over some of the most critical information being taught in the education system.
Local health authorities are continuing the fight to control the syphilis outbreak in Winnipeg.
For Manitoba craft beer enthusiasts, the most alluring aspect of the new draft beer growler bars is the low price. For small business owners, it’s the newly laid path to a less expensive method of distribution.
Winnipeg’s new mayor enters the job with an ambitious to-do list, and many of his larger campaign pledges will require much more than city council’s support before they get off the ground.
It’s been a slow burn. Saul’s long served as a thorn in the side of the neo-conservative and excessively rational: over a few decades, he’s authored dozens of works (most famously 1992’s Voltaire’s Bastards), delivered the 1995 Massey Lecture (later published as The Unconscious Civilization) and served as the president of PEN International. But now, his sights have fully swivelled to Indigenous issues. He’s calling Canada to account for its past and ongoing atrocities. Any niceties are gone. The Comeback: How Aboriginals Are Reclaiming Power And Influence is the result.
Like a phoenix, the venue that used to be The Rose n’ Bee, The Standard and Hooligan’s has risen again, this time as The Handsome Daughter.
Uncap your Sharpies and empty your book bag, Broken Pencil’s festival of zine culture and independent arts will happen in conjunction with the seventh annual Anarchist Bookfair & DIY Fest this year.
Due to space restrictions, The Uniter has only included the mayoral candidates and councillor candidates running in the core areas of the city. Check out uniter.ca for more election coverage.
At first blush, it seems easy to count Michel Fillion out as a viable mayoral candidate. His soundbites and publicity stunts don’t sit well with the public’s opinion of what makes a good mayor (but then again, the Toronto public elected Rob Ford).