Politics

  • It’s time for Pallister to ‘grow up’

    Provincial government must take responsibility for rising COVID-19 cases

  • Feeling blue while seeing red

    A Canadian experience of the US election

  • Immigrants and reform

    Foreigner Affairs

  • U of W students elect new UWSA president

    University of Winnipeg students have elected a new UWSA executive following a tumultuous summer

  • The neighbours are having a coup

    At the time of this writing, the ballots in the US presidential election are still being counted.

  • Late-night shows are like university students

    For now, late-night reflects the mounting pressure put on comedians to be philosophers, political activists and teachers, able to somehow grapple (comedically) with the floundering American democracy.

  • In law we trust

    It isn’t fair to ask marginalized communities for lawful protest when laws often largely miss the mark on human rights.

  • Balancing the budget comes at a price

    The plan for education reform was unveiled in the provincial government’s throne speech on Oct. 7, contending that parents will have “more say” in the new model.

  • City Briefs

    Tech-Connect launch // A year-long timeout // The annual meeting of those who speak for the trees // Navigating law to protect the environment // Healthcare worker grievances // Bowman announces break with City

  • Universal basic income is not the answer

    We need to be more creative and imagine more progressive ways to subsidize and lower real costs of living, putting the onus back on governments and the wealthy.

  • Books without barriers

    As part of the third phase of reopening libraries, Millennium Library has now opened its doors without security screening measures in place at the entrance. 

  • The student case for a basic income

    With the end of CERB benefits on Sept. 26 fast approaching, many Canadians are making the case for a universal basic income.

  • A time to act

    The global resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement has prompted the local theatre community and its historically white-led organizations to acknowledge and try to dismantle age-old barriers for local BIPOC artists.

  • Racism scandal rocks UWSA executive

    The 2020/21 academic year hasn’t even started, but the newly elected executive of the University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) is already facing a scandal. With calls from students mounting for the executive to resign, an apology from the president and vice-presidents leaves many questions unanswered.

  • Restrictive land use a setback to climate justice

    Neighbourhood change, especially in trendy, upscale neighbourhoods, is a heated topic across Canada. But Green Party of Canada leadership hopeful Glen Murray’s take on the issue is at odds with the party’s climate goals.

  • No justice, no peace

    Day in and day out, Black people are forced to be hyper-aware of how the pigmentation of their skin, as trivial as it may seem, influences how they are perceived. Anti-Black racism manifests itself in many ways, which is especially evident in the video of the recent murder of George Floyd, a Black man who died at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers on May 25.

  • Calling on the support of our leaders at the rally

    lt is imperative that provincial leaders attend Friday’s #Justice4BlackLives rally. While pandemic-related concerns are an obstacle, they should not be an excuse for total absence.

  • Disaster capitalism comes home

    Premier Brian Pallister’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic has prioritized the free market over the public services that have acted as the backbone of Manitoba before and during the current crisis.

  • Troubling increase in police shootings

    If someone had said that 2020 would be marked by a pandemic, economic slowdown and an increase in police shootings, many people may have laughed them off. Well, we’re only five months into the new year, and here we are. 

  • Honking in solidarity with schools

    Winnipeggers have found new ways to protest cuts by the provincial government in the era of social distancing. With universities on the chopping block, student and faculty organizations are voicing their concerns about the future of post-secondary education.

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