Graphic by Kelly Campbell.

Saving the CBC

The CBC has been hobbled.
Decades of funding cuts under both the Liberal and Conservative governments and political interference through board appointments by Stephen Harper have severely hampered the national broadcaster’s ability to meet its mandate: to “provide radio and television services incorporating a wide range of programming that informs, enlightens and entertains,” according to the 1991 Broadcasting Act.

Graphic by Bram Keast.

Take care of the community

There are big plans for Winnipeg’s downtown. Our urban landscape needs to be transformed. We need to elicit real change and make innovative decisions to revitalize the city’s centre. Does this sound familiar yet?

Photos by Carolyne Kroeker

Marching in Shoalidarity

On September 12, hundreds of protestors marched from the Manitoba legislature to the Winnipeg Aqueduct Monument to raise awareness for the dire water situation in…

Graphic by Evan Tremblay.

Ideas matter

The term “liberal education” was coined in classical Greco-Roman times, selected to emphasize its role in analyzing their rulers critically. It was thought to make one wise through studying over time, with the goal of producing a more educated electorate.

Graphic by Jen Goertzen.

Harper’s war on news media

Canada’s 42nd general election campaign is now well under way and the media is in full campaign coverage mode, although for one party that might not mean much.

Graphic by Bram Keast

Weighing in

Over the last month we’ve been hard at work on the back end of our website. Among other things, we have switched to a new web host that provides a better service than we were previously getting. The Manitoban’s web traffic has grown by an order of magnitude in the last few years and we’ve become too big for the space we had at the old host.

Graphic by Bram Keast.

Keeping your head in the game

Playing football can be different things to different people. For some, it’s an escape from the real world, a way to release frustration and anger…

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I did not want to write this. The first draft was a rant, an unmitigated calling out of the administrators of various organizations in the…

Graphic by Bram Keast.

Jon Stewart’s serious comedy

On Tuesday, Feb. 10, during the last minutes of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart announced that he would be resigning from his position as the…