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Oct 14, 2015
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Poverty: Not present this election campaign

Jim Silver
If you're following the federal election campaign you would think that poverty in Canada has been eliminated. Yet poverty continues to be a major problem in Canada.
Blog
Jun 17, 2015
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Manitoba Conservatives open the door to privatization

Molly McCracken
Social service schemes announced this week by the Manitoba Progressive Conservatives to encourage private child care and introduce Social Impact Bonds soften the ground towards privatization.
Blog
Jan 5, 2015
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There's no silver bullet to 'solve' poverty

Molly McCracken
Complex problems, like the kind of poverty that exists and persists here in Winnipeg, require multi-faceted responses. We need to build on what's working in Manitoba if we are to solve these problems.
Blog
Sep 23, 2014

Blue Dot Movement rolls across Canada

David Suzuki
History shows that informed individuals who come together to build a groundswell of opinion and pressure are a powerful force for positive change. That's what the Blue Dot Tour is all about.
Blog
Sep 5, 2014
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A vote for austerity is a vote for more suffering

Lynne Fernandez
We all need to understand austerity and its implications before we decide who to vote for in the upcoming municipal election, and further ahead in the federal and provincial elections.
Blog
Jul 14, 2014
Photo: North End Community Renewal Corporation

Beer bottles to books: Remaking Merchants Corner

Jim Silver
Young North End activists hailed it as the latest example of "North End Rising." At the heart of what will be called Merchants Corner is an innovative educational strategy.
Blog
May 28, 2014
Photo: Arlo Bates/flickr

From rooming houses to rooming homes

Molly McCracken
Saving rooming houses in Winnipeg should be a priority. This type of housing is viable when well maintained and connected with social supports.
Columnists
Apr 22, 2014

A new direction for Canada

A new direction for Canada means rebuilding the inter-generational bargain between young and old; focusing spending on improving social determinants of health; and making the economy climate-friendly.

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