public spending

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Dec 9, 2015
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Buying social: Same price, twice the value for communities

Liz Sutherland
Heather Laird
Social procurement means taking the opportunity that comes with every purchase to leverage spending for further investments in communities, which can create ripple effects with our public dollars.
Columnists
Feb 12, 2015

It's the infrastructure, stupid!

Modern, greener infrastructure requires ongoing investment and careful planning, co-ordinated across levels of government. On this, the Harper government has been missing in action.
Photos
Jan 9, 2015
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Harper's terrible plan for Canada

Linda McQuaig
Harper always said you wouldn't be able to recognize Canada after he was done with it... and boy was he right!
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.
Photos
Dec 1, 2014
Photo: DLR_de/flickr

Why on Earth can't we stop climate change?

Linda McQuaig
The difference between the incredible advances made in space exploration and our minuscule advances on tackling climate change boils down to nothing more than political will.

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