Politics

  • Restrictions, uncertainty and politicking

    Exactly one year ago, on Jan. 20, 2021, Joe Biden was inaugurated as the United States’ 46th president, succeeding Donald Trump. The 45th president’s tenure was a tumultuous time in American politics, which culminated with the Jan. 6 insurrection in Washington, DC and Trump’s second impeachment for “incitement of insurrection.”

  • PCs just keep failing on healthcare

    On Wednesday, Jan. 19, Manitoba’s task force on the growing backlog of surgeries and diagnostic tests announced their plans to address this crisis. While it’s good that something is being done, it’s important to remember that this is a mess made by this government’s yearslong assault on healthcare.

  • Regina’s u-turn on public delegations

    On Nov. 24, the City of Regina announced it would ban oral presentations by public delegations at city council meetings. However, during a Dec. 8 council meeting, the City reversed course, deciding to maintain the status quo.

  • Favourite local writer

    1. Cierra Bettens
    2. Ryan Thorpe
    3. Madeline Rae

  • Favourite local public art piece

    1. The toppling of the Queen Victoria statue
    2. Bloody Saturday by Bernie Miller and Noam Gonick / Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei (tie)

  • Favourite local politician

    1. Leah Gazan
    2. Uzoma Asagwara
    3. Adrien Sala

  • Favourite political moment

    1. Brian Pallister resigns
    2. Queen Victoria statue toppled
    3. Wab Kinew interrupts Alan Lagimodiere

  • Favourite Winnipeg neighbourhood

    1. West Broadway
    2. Wolseley
    3. The West End

  • Favourite local live performance (online or in-person)

    1. Propagandhi at the Park Theatre
    2. Begonia -ArtsJunktion Instagram Live auction
    3. Real Love Mini Fest at the Beer Can

  • Favourite local grassroots group

    1. Winnipeg Police Cause Harm
    2. Mutual Aid Society (MAS)
    3. Bear Clan Patrol

  • Favourite local activist

    1. Mahlet Cuff (Justice 4 Black Lives)
    2. Omar Kinnarath (FF1)
    3. Kayla Fernandes (Vagina Witchcraft)

  • Favourite local achiever over 60

    1. Fred Penner
    2. Gramma Shingoose
    3. Dave Barber

  • Stefanson is Manitoba’s first woman Premier

    Heather Stefanson defeated Shelly Glover to become leader of the Progressive Conservative (PC) Party of Manitoba, succeeding Brian Pallister and interim leader Kelvin Goertzen. A few days later, she was sworn in as Manitoba’s 24th premier and became the first woman to lead the province.

  • The intersection of colonization, climate change and mental health

    The University of Winnipeg’s Prairie Climate Centre (PCC) released new content regarding the intersection of climate change and mental health in the Climate Atlas of Canada on Oct. 10 – also known as World Mental Health Day.

  • Consequences for Bolsonaro?

    Jair Bolsonaro, president of Brazil since January 2019, is an extreme political figure. He is an admirer of the brutal Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, a misogynist and a science denier. Most recently, his disastrous response to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to calls for him to face criminal charges.

  • COP26 underway in Glasgow

    COP26, the United Nations’ climatechange conference, is currently underway in Glasgow, Scotland. World leaders, experts, activists and lobbyists have converged on the city to discuss and create policies to address the climate crisis.

  • City briefs

    March against police violence this weekend// Antiquity analysis at the Legislature// Municipal vaccine mandate updates// Manitoba College at 150// Strike is in session// Career supports from student services

  • Sore Losers

    The right-wing outrage machine is at it again, whining about election losses and undermining democratic processes. This time, it’s happening right here at Winnipeg’s Victoria Inn.

  • UWSA 2021 byelection

    The University of Winnipeg Students’ Association (UWSA) 2021 byelection season is in full swing, and many student candidates hope to gain their peers’ votes.

  • Help Wanted

    Shortly after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, policies like the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) were implemented to address the high levels of unemployment and encourage workers to stay home. Since then, the discourse on economic policy in Canada has continuously shifted.

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