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Green Action Centre | Most major Canadian cities have organic waste pickup. If Winnipeg does not move soon on this issue, we will be one of the few large cities in the country not doing our part.
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Shauna MacKinnon | Alleviating poverty is a long-term proposition that requires multiple interventions. Community-based organizations are one part of the solution and they should be adequately funded to do their work.
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Josh Brandon | With a potential partner at the federal level, the possibility for progress exists, but housing activists must redouble their efforts to put an end to poor housing in Winnipeg and across Canada.
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Lynne Fernandez, Harry Paine | Imagine what kind of a public transit system we could have if we increased the resources going to transit. Now imagine how that sort of public transit system could transform Winnipeg.
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Sarah Cooper | Manitoba is losing subsidized rental housing units -- a delayed result of the federal government's withdrawal from funding social housing in the 1990s.
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Source: Manitoba Housing and Community Development
Josh Brandon | Despite high demand for housing in Winnipeg, some new non-profit housing projects are having difficulties filling some of their suites. Frontline housing advocates are rightly concerned.
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Shauna MacKinnon | There will be high expectations for the new mayor from Indigenous and non-Indigenous Winnipeggers who have been concerned with racism as well as the geographic, social and economic divide in our city.
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Mareike Brunelli | On October 8, over 60 women gathered at the Circle of Life Thunderbird House on Treaty One territory to share their views on municipal issues and address mayoral candidates.
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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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Lynne Fernandez | There has been a greater tendency for governments to outsource, and the City of Winnipeg is no exception. Outsourcing can be complex and lack transparency, particularly when P3s are used.
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Lynne Fernandez, Christina Maes Nino | The City of Winnipeg has released its proposed operational and capital budgets for 2014. As in previous years, it is hard to see the vision in this budget or the direction it is taking.