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What change will Manitoba's new PC government bring? Four policy areas to watch | May 4 2016 | Molly McCracken | The recently elected Progressive Conservative (PC) party in Manitoba ran on a call for change. While there are many policy areas to monitor, here are four to watch as they begin their mandate.
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Publicly owned liquor stores work for Manitoba | Apr 14 2016 | Cheryl Lysy | Keeping the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission public benefits not only employees and customers, but those accessing different health-care and addiction programs in Manitoba.
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How a student grant system would increase access to education in Manitoba | Apr 13 2016 | Brianne Goertzen, Michael Barkman | If we want a system that educates students on the basis of their capacity and desire to learn and not on what is in their wallet, shifting from loans to grants is a step in the right direction.
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Manitoba's community-led development needs provincial support | Apr 12 2016 | Greg Macpherson, Molly McCracken | We hope all of Manitoba's political parties this provincial election will see the wisdom in long-term investments for community-led renewal for a more inclusive and sustainable future.
Who's doing what about poverty reduction in Manitoba? | Mar 30 2016 | Shauna MacKinnon | For Manitobans concerned about poverty, there will be much to consider when sorting through political party platforms and promises in search of a meaningful poverty reduction plan.
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The smearjob on Wab Kinew shows reconciliation still isn't taken seriously | Mar 28 2016 | Shauna MacKinnon, Tina Keeper | Wab Kinew sends an important message to Indigenous youth. That they mustn't give up. If we won't forgive Kinew, then what hope do they have?
Regulating fringe banking in Manitoba: A work in progress | Mar 17 2016 | SEED Winnipeg | Since 2007 the Manitoba government has undertaken a series of steps to regulate fringe banks like payday lenders and cheque-cashers, but there is still more to be done.
Manitoba's pension record sets the bar for 2016 provincial election | Mar 11 2016 | Paul Moist | Pensions and the retirement security concerns of Canadians have been in the news in a big way in recent years. Going into the April election, Manitoba brings a strong record of supporting workers.
Pushing back against privatization and keeping Manitoba's home care public | Mar 10 2016 | Pete Hudson | Manitoba's home care program is publicly funded and publicly delivered. The elephant in the room in the upcoming election will be privatization.
Keep public services public: The perils of privatization and outsourcing | Mar 9 2016 | Lynne Fernandez | The results of the federal election indicate that most Canadians understand the value of publicly provided services. Hopefully this is a lesson all the political parties in Manitoba have absorbed.
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The incredible, irrepressible and witty Nellie McClung | Feb 16 2016 | Retiree Matters, Sonja Alton | January 28, 2016 was the 100th anniversary of women's right to vote in Manitoba. That date was a day to celebrate the sheer determination of women's suffrage to make gains for Canadian women.
What's at stake for Winnipeg women in the federal election? | Oct 16 2015 | Molly McCracken | Women have a lot at stake in this election: higher rates of economic inequality, impacts of violence and lack of child care. Here's how Winnipeg women fare.
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Poverty: Not present this election campaign | Oct 14 2015 | 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.
Votes count here: In Winnipeg's Elmwood-Transcona it's NDP vs. CPC | Oct 9 2015 | H.G. Watson | In Winnipeg's Elmwood-Transcona riding, the NDP and Conservatives are in a tight race. Last election, the Cons beat the NDP by less than 1,000 votes. What will happen this time around?
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Why vote child care in 2015: What Manitobans need to know | Sep 30 2015 | Susan Prentice | In 1970, the Royal Commission on the Status of Women recommended a national child-care program. Fast-forward to 2015, and parents are more desperate than ever for affordable, quality child care.

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MB Director for right-wing fundamentalist Christian organization acclaimed as PC canadiate in Radisson | ghoris said... The Tories' stupidity knows no bounds. Way to appeal to urban voters, guys. They *might* have been...
2014 Winnipeg municipal elections | Aristotleded24 said... I'm quite happy to be represented by Councillor Orlikow. He is also likely the only mayoral...
Independent Senator Pamela Wallin Takes A SHOT At NDP MP Olivia Chow! | Unionist said... Megan Leslie will have a real fight on her hands when Pamela Wallin resigns from the Senate, moves...
Electoral Maps 5 | Wilf Day said... The new Quebec provincial map for the coming election has one important difference from the federal...
The Manitoba NDP and provincial election 2011: strategy - future - futility? Part 2 | The Analyst said... Looks like the Tories have succeded in snatching defeat from the Jaws of Victory. in
Winnipeg North recount | knownothing said... Go Blaikie! in
NDP battleground seats | ghoris said... Good start. Here's my $0.02 about the NDP's chances in B.C. Vulnerable NDP seats: Burnaby-Douglas...
Winnipeg North byelection: What happened? What now? | KenS said... Any time someone called it a safe NDP seat during discussions here, that was corrected. It was...
Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette bye-election | Ken Burch said... Does anybody know why the man born Mài Dǐnghóng decided to call himself "Inky Mark"...
Nominated Candidates - Manitoba Provincial Election 2011 | ghoris said... OK, admittedly it's a bit early, but I've noticed that the opposition parties are starting to...
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