Politics

  • Thinly veiled criticism

    It felt like progress, when, two decades into my eating-disorder recovery, I stepped on a hospital scale and didn’t register the number

  • City briefs

    Blue Bombers advance to Grey Cup// Funding for new childcare spaces// Call for another mask mandate// National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation// Need for increased safety measures for Winnipeg Transit drivers// Plan to recruit 2,000 healthcare workers

  • Touring turbulence

    It’s often regarded as a hallmark of “making it” in the music scene, but for some musicians, touring has become less about making a buck and more about breaking even – or in some cases, accepting financial loss.

  • Shame of thrones

    On Tuesday, Nov. 15, Premier Heather Stefanson delivered the throne speech for Manitoba’s ruling PC government.

  • ‘Asking for more’

    EduCanada’s pre-departure guide for prospective international students describes Canada as “a progressive, warm and welcoming nation.”

  • Honourable abuse

    No Canadian senator has even been stripped of their “honourable” title in history.

  • City briefs

    CUPE Local 500 update// Library supports local creatives// RRC Polytech to get new healthcare training centre// AMC elects first female Grand Chief// PC government to pass hydro bill// Call for advisory council to support HSC staffing crisis

  • The kids aren’t alright

    As I write this, the Winnipeg mayoral election day is officially afoot. By the time this is published, we’ll (likely) know our next mayor, city councilors and school trustees.

  • City briefs

    Manitoba government to review taxes// Police-free schools// Voting at a glance// One Basin One Governance// Métis National Heritage centre coming to downtown Winnipeg

  • A new vision for Portage Place

    In collaboration with several organizations and decades of community demands, the West Broadway Tenants Committee (WBTC) developed and recently released a plan to convert the site of the former Portage Place mall into a community centre.

  • ‘It’s both or neither’

    In 2018, Greta Thunberg sat in front of the Swedish parliament every school day for three weeks to protest the lack of government action to mediate the climate crisis.

  • A city in decline

    A recent report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) shows that the City of Winnipeg’s wage decline is causing drastic service cuts, resulting in a risk of further decline and the most extreme strike action by City workers since 1919.

  • City briefs

    Minimum wage increases// Less than three weeks to vote// Winnipeggers show support in Iranian protests// UWSA byelection campaign week// Pride for newcomers// Future on Fire

  • Police services aren’t corporations

    Recent inquiries into the actions of the RCMP in high-profile cases over the last few years, including the 2020 killing of 22 people in Nova Scotia and the multiple stabbing attacks in Saskatchewan in recent weeks, have put discussions regarding RCMP responses, and police reform and transparency, at the forefront of many Canadians’ minds.

  • A royal cancellation

    Queen Elizabeth II’s recent death and the appointment of King Charles III seems to have had a psychological and symbolic effect on many Canadians.

  • City briefs

    Disarm, Defund, Dismantle// New Indigenous Orientation Toolkit// Culture Days in downtown Winnipeg// Advance voting at specific polling stations// U of W closed for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation// Indigenous, political leaders sign healthcare anti-racism declaration

  • Winnipeg’s Next Mayor

    Municipal elections may seem like small potatoes in the looming climate crisis, but their results significantly impact how people live day to day.

  • A bare minimum

    This fall, Manitoba was on track to have the lowest provincial minimum wage in Canada – that is, until the provincial government made an announcement.

  • Setting a bad precedent

    More than two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, two things are still true: we live in unprecedented times, and we are tired of hearing “we live in unprecedented times.” Another truism – despite attempts by government officials to suggest otherwise – is that the pandemic is far from over and still claiming many lives.

  • Who represents you?

    The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) general election has attracted scandal for the past three years, and the 2022-2023 general election was no different.

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