Brian Pallister’s Dystopian Plan for Postsecondary Education in Manitoba

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

Premier Pallister’s COVID-19 ‘plan’: Riding coattails and ramping up austerity.

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.

It’s time to scrap Manitoba Budget 2020 and get money out the door

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

Manitoba Families 12 Month Strategy

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

The Pallister Record: “Is the Worst Yet to Come?”

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?”