In his 2014 book, Neoliberalism’s War on Higher Education, Henry Giroux described neoliberalism as: "an attack undermining all forms of solidarity capable of challenging market driven values and social relations, promoting the virtues of an unbridled individualism almost pathological in its disdain for community, social responsibility, public values and the public good” This pretty much … Continue reading Brian Pallister’s Dystopian Plan for Postsecondary Education in Manitoba
Brian must really think Manitobans are stupid. His recent plan to send seniors in Manitoba a cheque for $200, regardless of need, to help them with the added costs of Covid-19 is political pandering, plain and simple. He defends his decision, stating it “shows a little respect” for seniors who are spending more during the … Continue reading Show a Little Respect, Brian
As outlined in this article by Shauna MacKinnon and Talia Syrie, there is a growing resistance across the political spectrum to Premier Pallister's pathetic COVID-19 plan. If you can call it a plan. It's more like a strategy to off load as much responsibility as possible onto other levels of government and Manitobans themselves. All … Continue reading Premier Pallister’s COVID-19 ‘plan’: Riding coattails and ramping up austerity.
Brian Pallister needs to get his head out of the sand. Fast. And when he dusts himself off, his first order of business should be to scrap Budget 2020. It's not going to do us a lick of good as we all battle through the Covid-19 crisis. His strategy to deal with the social and … Continue reading It’s time to scrap Manitoba Budget 2020 and get money out the door
Early in 2020 Manitoba's Department of Families issued a 12-page document: Shared Priorities, Sustainable Progress: The Department of Families 12-Month Strategy. The document received little attention in the media and most Manitobans will have not heard of it. That's too bad. It provides further insight into the provincial governments plans in a number of policy … Continue reading Manitoba Families 12 Month Strategy
We've been slacking off over the summer here at Value Manitoba, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been a ton of things going on. The provincial election is September 10th and unless sanity suddenly prevails, the Pallister government will be back at the helm, emboldened to continue its hacking away at public services. Premier Pallister … Continue reading The Pallister Record: “Is the Worst Yet to Come?”
Soon after releasing its 2019 budget and poverty reduction strategy, the Manitoba government announced an overhaul of its community development funding programs, effectively bringing an end to NA!. Once prominently featured on the governments website, a search for NA! will lead you to this message. This article published in the Winnipeg Free Press describes why the … Continue reading Neighbourhoods Alive! RIP