Lynne Fernandez

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Oct 6, 2014
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A living wage lifts workers and the economy

Lynne Fernandez
Kirsten Bernas
Closing the gap between the minimum wage and the living wage is a win-win strategy that provides income security for Manitoban families while stimulating our economy.
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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.
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Jun 4, 2014
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The high cost of low taxes and urban sprawl

Lynne Fernandez
Winnipeg's long tax freeze is responsible for our inability to cope with our crumbling infrastructure, and this tax-increase aversion is in stark contrast to other Canadian cities.
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May 14, 2014
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World Urban Forum 7: Policy lessons from Colombia

Shauna MacKinnon
Lynne Fernandez
Sara Swartz
For one week in early April, Sara Swartz, Shauna MacKinnon and Lynne Fernandez visited Medellin, Colombia to take part in the seventh World Urban Forum (WUF7).
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May 2, 2014
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May Day: More than a dream

Lynne Fernandez
This May Day, let's take a moment to recognize and celebrate all the organizations and individuals who refuse to accept social exclusion as inevitable, and who won't let the dream die.
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Apr 29, 2014
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Day of Mourning: Why we still fight

Lynne Fernandez
The Day of Mourning, more than any other day in the labour movement's calendar, brings home why we must remain vigilant in the area of workers' rights.

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