Exaggerated national reporting of Winnipeg’s many policy problems has damaged its “brand” in Canada. It’s time to play to our strengths.
This means that our soil resources will be tightly tied to the earth and our lands protected from spring floods and winds. In addition, the wholesale adoption of winter wheat may reduce flooding overall as the spring runoff is captured very early in spring by crops that have spent the winter under the snow. Throw in newer, better, and less toxic herbicides and the future looks bright.
The federal NDP is engaged in serious soul searching, with only 9% of Canadians supporting the party in a recent opinion poll. Against this bleak backdrop, a group of party activists has been working on the “New Politics Initiative”, an attempt to redefine where the party is going and what it stands for.
With nurses’ unions squaring off against their government employers across the country, it might be worthwhile to consider how Sweden’s nurses’ union benefited from an injection of competitive choices into its publicly funded health care model.
Times are tough on the land. Desperate farmers rallying on the steps of legislatures or driving combines they can’t pay for in protest motorcades have become an occasional, depressing staple of the nightly news. But our governments are beginning to …
In yesterday’s National Post, Matthew Coon Come, the national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, suggested Ottawa is orchestrating a conspiracy to trap native people in poverty in order to assimilate them. While Mr. Coon Come is right about the existence of a poverty trap, it is the legal structure of the Indian Act itself, not a desire to assimilate native Indians, that is to blame.
Manitoba Hydro’s plans to invest billions in more dams are compromised by its status as a Crown corporation.