Politics

  • 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.

  • News briefs

    Zine seeks submissions // Library due dates extended // Pub to grocery delivery service // Mental health support for U of W employees // Essential services on campus to deliver remotely // Serious or overblown?

  • Changes in social change

    From youth organizing to civil rights movements to the evolving social discourse, a lot has changed for people engaging in activism, community work and advocacy in Winnipeg during the past decade.

  • Manitoba‚Äôs budget released amid COVID-19 crisis

    On March 19, the Government of Manitoba delivered its budget amidst the COVID-19 pandemic – and eight days later than planned. The opposition New Democratic Party had used various tactics to stall house proceedings, in order to prevent certain pieces of legislation from being introduced.

  • Building on shaky foundations

    As the provincial government reacts to COVID-19, their responses will be impacted by the state of Manitoba’s healthcare system prior to the virus' arrival in Manitoba and the provincial budget.

  • Unfriendly Manitoba

    Making a newspaper during the COVID-19 pandemic requires constant updating to accommodate the ever-changing atmosphere. Stories pitched weeks ago, which initially had nothing to do with public health, suddenly change on a dime. The pandemic affects every aspect of social life. Organizations and individuals have had to act quickly to adapt to the crisis.

  • U of W students elect new UWSA executive

    After a tumultuous election campaign, University of Winnipeg (U of W) students have elected a new team to lead the Uni- versity of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA).

  • Winnipeg pride and its many creative sides

    Winnipeg’s art and design community produces a lot of work about Winnipeg and Manitoba, and in the last few months, the pervasiveness of city pride has led to some thorny situations regarding intellectual property ownership. 

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