OTTAWA — Two aboriginal women barred from boarding an Ottawa-bound flight Sunday because they lacked appropriate documentation were subject to “systemic discrimination,” says a Manitoba MP who planned to fly with them. The women, travelling from Winnipeg to Ottawa to […]
Manitoba’s NDP government got its controversial sales tax increase approved in the legislature Thursday night as the fall legislature sitting ended, but the fight appears to be far from over. After months of stalling tactics by the Opposition Progressive Conservatives, … Continue Reading
The Canadian Judicial Council allegedly has damaged its very integrity and its ability to offer procedural fairness to judges by its handling of the Lori Douglas case. Douglas is the Manitoba Associate Chief Justice who remains in limbo as the […]
OTTAWA – Questions are being raised about the military’s failure to conclude 70 inquiries into soldier suicides, after three veterans of the war in Afghanistan were found dead in separate incidents this week. National Defence identified the dead soldiers late […]
A Jamaican-born woman who opened a restaurant in Morris, Man., says she’s closing up shop after months of harassment from racist locals who also chased away a gay couple who previously owned a restaurant at the same location. Thea Morris […]
If you were determined to be obtuse about it, you could look at the results of Monday’s byelections and say: nothing changed. The Tories held onto their two seats in the West, the Liberals held onto theirs in Ontario and […]
MORRIS, Man. – For the second time in several months, a restaurant owner in…
Conservative and New Democrat partisans should stop trying to gild this lily: It’s a losing battle. The four byelections Monday, taken together, are an important mid-term rebuke to the Harper government. And they’re a clear boost to Justin Trudeau’s Liberals, […]
OTTAWA — The NDP — the only major federal party that failed to pick up seats in Monday’s four byelections — is still riding the wave of the orange crush, party Leader Thomas Mulcair told reporters outside the House of […]
Regional Manitoba carrier MTS has been busy building out their LTE network — now live in Winnipeg, Brandon, Steinbach, Selkirk, Portage la Prairie, Grand Beach, Victoria Beach, Ste. Anne — and today they’ve announced that their customers can travel abroad and still tap into fast LTE speeds. Similar to recent Rogers announcement, MTS domestic and international
As photo opportunities go, it wasn’t the most glamorous. Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger stood at the entrance of a Winnipeg highway Friday and cut a ribbon as the wind chill hovered near -20 C. The … Continue Reading
Winnipeg Free Press OTTERBURNE, Man. – You know it’s a low-key campaign when voters run out of questions at an all-candidate’s debate. About 60 people, mostly students, were attending an hour-long event at Providence University College here, which produced few […]
Here, on what Saskatchewan can learn from some significant developments in privacy law in Manitoba and Alberta.
For further reading…- Paul Broad and Daniel Michaluk introduce Manitoba’s new private-sector legislation.- Alberta’s similar legislation is here, while the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision striking it down is here. In particular, see paragraphs 37-38: PIPA imposes restrictions on a union’s ability to communicate and persuade the public of its cause, impairing its ability to use one of its most effective bargaining strategies in the course of a lawful strike. In our view, this infringement of the right (Read more…)
A Manitoba mother was surprised last year when her kids came home from daycare with note informing her she’d be fined because the lunch she’d packed for them—complete with homemade roast beef, potatoes, carrots, an orange and milk—was unbalanced. And … Continue Reading
The Trend Report is our new daily report on quirky and offbeat news stories we cover here at Canada.com and runs Monday to Thursday. Let us know what you think! After 126 days, Mylène Paquette has successfully rowed solo across […]
WINNIPEG — Manitoba is being criticized for making it easier to take polar bears from the icy shores of Hudson Bay and place them in captivity. The province — home to the polar bear capital of Churchill — has quietly […]
WINNIPEG – A report commissioned by the Manitoba government says it could cost up…
OTTAWA — It’s a hallowed day in Canada and one marked by poppies and ceremonies across the country, but for how revered Remembrance Day is to Canadians — and a Conservative government that trumpets Canada’s military heritage — Nov. 11 […]
OTTAWA – Some of the most vocal provinces opposed to the new Canada Job Grant have, for years, failed to spend millions of federal dollars alloted to them for job training, figures suggest. According to a government document obtained by […]
CHURCHILL, Man. – The family of a Manitoba man seriously injured in a polar…
Regional-carrier MTS has fulfilled its promise of bringing LTE (Long Term Evolution) speeds to additional markets this year. The company previously declared that by the end of 2013 they would expand past Winnipeg and Brandon and go live with LTE in another 6 locations. MTS’s LTE network is now blazing in 8 locations: Winnipeg, Brandon,
CHURCHILL, Man. – Mitch Paddock was at a friend’s house in the town that’s…
I wonder how many Manitobans have received an email from their Manitoba NDP MLA entitled “A Fairer Deal for Renters.” I wonder how many are as pissed off as I am about what it represents.
You may have seen information in your mailbox recently about Manitoba’s Fairer Deal for Renters.
Most of us have rented at some point in our lives, which is why I’m proud to be part of a government that introduces new protections for tenants rather than cuts.
Changes include investing in repairs and upgrades to social housing and introducing a new housing tax credit (Read more…)
Winnipeg, Oct. 26, 2013: Retired scientist Dennis Le Neveu spoke at a forum on the environmental hazards of fracking, sponsored by Idle No More Manitoba. Photo: Paul S. Graham
Fracking is a process used to extract oil and natural gas. It involves drilling horizontal wells into rock formations and injecting a mixture of fresh water, chemicals and sand under high pressure to fracture the rock and release the oil and gas.
Fracking has been linked with contaminated water aquifers, air pollution and earthquakes.
In Manitoba, the gas extracted with the oil is hydrogen sulfide, a toxic gas that is lethal (Read more…)
Traffic was tied up and a Canadian flag was reportedly burned after protesters blocked Portage and Main for a short time Thursday evening. The protesters, waving aboriginal flags, told Metro Winnipeg the protest was in solidarity with Elsipogtog First Nation … Continue Reading
Newly-released documents show the Manitoba government was cautioned by senior bureaucrats not to increase the provincial sales tax the way it did. A briefing note from March of this year pointed out the sales tax cannot be raised without a … Continue Reading
Here’s what members of Parliament spent last year on travel for their designated other travellers. MPs not listed made no claims for another person’s travel: Rae, Hon. Bob ( Former Liberal MP , Ontario ) : $56,919.57 Harris, Richard […]
Fetus fetishists plan to spam their provincial legislators tomorrow in a Tweet Fest urging them to #defund abortion.
They’ve targetted four provinces.
DAMMIT JANET! proposes a counter Tweet Fest using the hashtag #DefendAbortion.
At DJ!, we live to serve, so here are the lists of provincial pols on Twitter from PoliTwitter.
We’ve reported on these feeble efforts before. They’ve been centred in Ontario so far. Like this lame little gathering from March this year.
Sadly, this rally had been postponed from the previous fall when Hurricane Sandy pooped on their parade.
The planned rally was announced with some hoopla at Queen’s Park, ‘sponsored’ by three MPPs, who unaccountably did not attend.
They were Rick Nicholls, John O’Toole, and Randy Hillier.
I intend to concentrate my spamming efforts on those two.
Along with @timhudak, aka He Who Would Defund Abortion Until It Became Too Hot a Potato, of course.
Check out politicians on Twitter from your province and identify those who might be receptive to defund/defend messages. You can also check Campaign Lie’s handy list of MPPs, MLAs, MNAs, abd MHAs to find out where they stand on abortion — if they’ve bothered to answer its questionnaire. Many I checked had not.
If you need some talking points for why abortion must be fully funded, ARCC has you covered here.
Let’s do this.
UPDATE: Wow. Alison in the comments points out that ALL the comments at LifeShite on this article come from Murricans blatting about ObamaCare and the US government shut-down. Now we know that fetus fetishists aren’t the sharpest pencils in the box, but this is a bit much. Alison asks: Just where does the funding for the Canadian anti-abortion gang come from again?
MORE UPDATE: AntoniaZ in the comments prefers #DefendChoice. Fine by me. But in this case, it is specifically abortion they want to defund. So I’ll used #DefendAbortion and add #DefendChoice if I’ve got characters to spare.
EVEN MORE UPDATE: Alison expands on her comment at her blog.
AND MORE UPDATE: I haven’t read this yet (11-page PDF). The Evangelical Whatsits have updated a 2012 evaluation on the requirement to fund abortion by provinces. Arming themselves for tomorrow, it seems.
On September 19, Manitoba launched an online consultation on the province’s next multi-year plan for child care. Since 2002, Manitoba has had two five-year plans, each of which made incremental changes. A major redesign of child care is lon…
Greg Selinger has the second worst approval rating among Canadian premiers, according to a poll released Monday. The Angus Reid Global poll showed Selinger’s approval rating sits at 25 per cent, just five points ahead of last place finisher, Newfoundland … Continue Reading
Small farm owners Pam and Clint Cavers were blindsided on August 28, 2013 when Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI) staff showed up to “seize and destroy” their locally produced and cured prosciutto (pork).
Ironically, just m…
VANCOUVER — Jannik Hansen does not have to worry about his NHL job security for quite some time. The utility winger signed a four-year contract extension with the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday that is widely reported to be worth US$10 […]
The Assiniboine Park Conservancy is accepting a new polar bear who earlier in September chased and bit a man in Churchill, Man., the zoo announced this week. This will be the first polar bear to join the Winnipeg zoo from […]
BRANDON, Man. – The person expected to represent the Liberals in an upcoming federal…
VANCOUVER — The heir apparent to the Vancouver Canucks’ backup goaltender job was not lacking humour Friday. But Eddie Lack’s happy-go-lucky demeanour contrasted with his long recovery from a major hip injury. The 25-year-old Norrtalje, Sweden native took part in […]
Manitoba is rolling out a revised curriculum for elementary schools that explicitly requires students to learn times tables, math ‘facts’ and standard algorithms
Highway 10 is closed near Cranberry Portage after a semi truck hauling beer crashed Wednesday morning, spilling its sweet nectar into a ditch near the roadway. The single-vehicle crash happened shortly after 9 a.m. just south of Cranberry Portage. The … Continue Reading
OTTAWA — Do you earn at least $191,000 per year, before tax? If so, congratulations: you are a one-percenter, according to newly released data from Statistics Canada’s 2011 National Household Survey. The survey, examining data from 2010, provides a detailed […]
A Manitoba teenager who was initially not allowed to advertise a gay-straight alliance club in his high school has spoken in favour of the provincial government’s proposed anti-bullying bill. Evan Wiens of Steinbach addressed legislature public hearings Monday night on … Continue Reading