Politics

  • 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.

  • The Worst Kind of Time Travel

    If the past few years have taught me anything, it’s that we’re still fighting many of the battles I thought had been won long ago.

  • Barriers to choice

    On Oct. 2, 2021, a crowd gathered outside the Manitoba Legislative Building in solidarity with Texans impacted by a recent United States Supreme Court decision banning abortions after six weeks. This group, led by the Women’s March Winnipeg chapter, reminded Manitobans that reproductive justice in the province has a long way to go.

  • Reading the TRC Calls to Action

    The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation that took place only a few weeks ago gave all Canadians the opportunity to learn about and engage with Indigenous experiences and stories.  There were both in-person and virtual events in Winnipeg that offered avenues for learning and listening, including powwows, sacred fires, walks, workshops and a youth and elder tea.

  • PPC triples vote share in federal election

    Following Canada’s federal election in September, many journalists and commentators remarked that voters elected a near-identical parliament as they did in 2019. One key difference, however, is the People’s Party of Canada’s (PPC) performance.

  • City Briefs

    How to vote in the UWSA byelection// End of the parking toll timeout// Trimbee tributes// In-person fitness classes return to campus// Skywalk seminars// UMFA authorize strike

  • What happened to the 99 per cent?

    It’s Oct. 15, 2011. The Arab Spring has been in progress for 10 months, Occupy Wall Street protests have been going on for just over a month and, in Winnipeg, the first Occupy event is taking place: the Occupy Winnipeg march, swiftly followed by the construction of the Occupy Winnipeg camp.

  • ‘This city is a car city’

    During the first waves of the COVID-19 pandemic, many people were required to work and study from home. As fewer people travelled into the downtown core to go to the office or classes, the streets were fairly quiet, and parking was much easier to find.

  • Manitoba legislature to have land acknowledgement

    On Sept. 16, interim Premier Kelvin Goertzen announced the formation of a working group to develop “recommendation for an Indigenous land acknowledgment to be used in the Manitoba Legislature,” according to a Progressive Conservative Caucus press release.

  • City briefs

    New labs go live// Watching the vote on Bill 207// Public cannabis consumption cancelled// Speakers on supporting the unsheltered// Riley Lecture on the Sixties Scoop// Congratulations, graduates!

  • City briefs

    Four things to fear downtown// DJing and drag at interdependent driving decennial// Equity in access to (canine) contraception// Get vaxxed on campus// Cyber Sanctuaries at 1C03// Byelections, senators and students-at-large

  • Empty towers

    Working from home has its perks. Sweatpants, new pets and sleep-ins are certainly appreciated by workers. For small businesses downtown, however, the lack of office workers
    due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been economically devastating and has accelerated some negative trends that existed prior to 2020.

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