Covid-19 is shining a light on a number of flaws in our health and social safety net. A concern that has been universally shocking has been the shoddy way in which we care for our elders. Manitoba has fared better than many provinces, but this has largely been due to generally low numbers, a bit … Continue reading Covid-19 in Manitoba: Caring for our elders
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