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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.
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Jim Silver | An issue that needs to be addressed in the forthcoming throne speech on November 20, is the persistence in Manitoba of a deep, complex and damaging poverty.
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Keith Reynolds | The issue is about more than tax dollars, it is about the services those tax dollars provide. And lower taxes don't always mean either better government or happier citizens.
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Erika Shaker | Welcome to the kinder, gentler individualism, where poor-bashing is replaced with poor-benevoling. It was on display in mid-October when the federal NDP introduced its plan for $15/day child care.
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Jim Silver | A wealth of evidence confirms the value of literacy, and the importance of programs that promote it. For low-income communities, gains in literacy can be transformative.
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Linda McQuaig | Tax-slashing has been the pattern in Canada for decades. No wonder we can't afford European-style social programs. Public revenue has been vanishing into the pockets of corporations and the very rich.
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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.
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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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Kaylie Tiessen | The numbers for the first quarter of 2014 were released in the heat of summer. A closer look tells us this update deserves more attention than it got. Here are some highlights.
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David Macdonald | While we may consider EI a strong social support system, its current construction makes it particularly regressive for Canada's lowest-income families.
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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.
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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.