Canadian politics

CWB versus Canada

On Jan. 18 Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Shane Perlmutter reserved his decision on whether to grant eight former directors of the Canadian Wheat Board…



local news briefs

Bill C-10 opponents occupy minister’s office Several protesters “occupied” Manitoba justice minister Andrew Swan’s constituency office last weekend in protest of Swan’s support the federal…


Expletive! Expletive!

Had Winnipeg MP Pat Martin been a teenager being scolded for obscene language by a strict parent, he may have reverted to some well-known evasive…


Manitobans protest federal crime bill

Winnipeggers gathered outside the Manitoba legislature on Nov. 8 to try and change the provincial government’s stance on Bill C-10. Bill C-10, dubbed the “omnibus…


Rebuilding the Liberal brand

After the spring federal election left the Liberals near obliteration, many Canadians have been wondering what it will take for the party to rise up…



Liberals talk childcare

On Thursday, March 31, Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff briefly toured the Lord Roberts Preschool before announcing that his party, if elected, would create an “early…


Getting shit done

I love the current Harper Government. I hope we can somehow rid ourselves of this cumbersome democracy once and for all and finally establish Stephen…


Give Grandma a break!

Kyle Mirecki’s article “Here Comes the Boom!” (Feb. 16, 2011) argued that “with a growing number of seniors, a small birth rate, and with senior…