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    Opinion Acknowledging diversity — warts and all

    by Joanne Seiff

    How is it that we can hop from country to country to celebrate culture and diversity at Folklorama, and ignore the fact that in some countries, people are killed because of their sexual orientation?

    Posted: Aug 12, 2017 6:00 AM ET
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    Opinion Canadians avoiding debate on role in war on terror: Steven Zhou

    by Steven Zhou

    The war against the Islamic State supposedly ended in triumph last month as the Iraqi president proclaimed the end of the "fake state." But the fact that Canada is still knee-deep in the global post-9/11 war against terror is one Canadians seem to have little time for, says Steven Zhou.

    Posted: Aug 05, 2017 6:00 AM ET
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    Opinion How many more homes must burn?

    by Alex Paterson

    I’ve been watching footage of the raging forest fires in B.C., only a few months after homes flooded across Quebec and Ontario, only a year after Fort McMurray went up in flames. I have disaster fatigue.

    Posted: Jul 29, 2017 6:00 AM ET
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    Opinion Parker Lands consultations would give Métis a say on ancestral land

    by Michael Welch

    Discussion is urgently needed on how we engage our treaty partners and affected Indigenous governments in strategic urban planning and high-level decision-making moving forward.

    Posted: Jul 26, 2017 2:36 PM ET
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    Opinion Manitoba women's health just got worse

    by Joanne Seiff

    If we believe Brian Pallister, Manitobans' main concern is about cutting costs and reducing debt. Apparently we're willing to increase infant mortality rates, lower breastfeeding rates and forego hard-fought health gains because keeping our citizens alive and healthy is not a top priority.

    Posted: Jul 23, 2017 6:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 27, 2017 12:36 PM ET
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    Opinion It's time to rethink monetary policy

    by Louis-Philippe Rochon

    The Bank of Canada's decision to hike its interest rate for the first time in seven years was a bad idea, argues economist Louis-Philippe Rochon.

    Posted: Jul 22, 2017 6:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 22, 2017 8:50 AM ET
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    Opinion Closure of Mature Women's Centre an unprecedented assault on women's health

    by Dr. Richard Boroditsky

    On July 10, the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority announced a catastrophic blow to the provision of innovative health care for the women of Manitoba.

    Posted: Jul 20, 2017 5:02 PM ET
    Last Updated: Jul 27, 2017 12:40 PM ET
  • Plastic drinking straws

    Opinion Want to save the planet? Start by saying no to the plastic straw

    by Joanne Seiff

    When it comes to protecting the environment, sometimes making a big change starts with a small thing — like saying "no" to disposable plastic straws, says Joanne Seiff.

    Posted: Jul 08, 2017 6:00 AM ET read comments

    Opinion Ransomware attacks could disable Canadian infrastructure, too

    by Steven Zhou

    Canada escaped the recent wave of massive online extortion cyberattacks mostly by fluke and must be ready to protect itself against another wave of such assaults, which most likely have already been launched.

    Posted: Jul 05, 2017 7:00 PM ET
  • Women's March - Peace

    Opinion Peace activism is 'meek' in Winnipeg, but needed now more than ever

    by Michael Welch

    Looking at the latest Winnipeg Walk for Peace, it might be hard to imagine a time when tens of thousands of Manitobans marched for the cause of international peace. And that's a sign of how far the peace movement has regressed here in the last three decades, says Michael Welch.

    Posted: Jul 03, 2017 6:00 AM ET
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    Opinion Why I choose to celebrate Canada 150 while acknowledging our faults

    by Idris Elbakri

    Since we immigrated to 12 years ago, our family has made a point of participating in Canada Day celebrations. This year, I am struggling with conflict between expressing love to my adopted country and standing in solidarity with the original inhabitants.

    Posted: Jun 30, 2017 5:00 PM ET
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    Opinion Sun safe: Manitobans need to slather on the sunscreen, skin-cancer survivor says

    by Jo Davies

    If you are lucky enough to call yourself a Manitoban, you know a few things about weather-related extremes. You also know that, hot or cold, Manitoba is one of the sunniest places in the country.

    Posted: Jun 25, 2017 6:00 AM ET

    Opinion Lyme disease research, funding falling behind in Canada

    by Joanne Seiff

    Until recently, Lyme disease wasn’t present in many parts of Canada. But with global warming, black-legged ticks and tick-borne illness have come here and in terms of public health policy, Joanne Seiff argues Canada is behind the times.

    Posted: Jun 18, 2017 6:00 AM ET
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    Opinion Does democracy work? We won't know until we see a true democracy, Winnipeg student argues

    by Matthew J. Murphy

    The society in which we live generally assumes that democracy is the best form of government. However, over the past decade, anger has been at the forefront of democratic nations.

    Posted: Jun 17, 2017 6:00 AM ET
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    Opinion Gestures, truth and action as reconciliation: A response to Premier Pallister's bike ride

    by Lisa Forbes

    As Brian Pallister begins what he calls a "journey of reconciliation," Lisa Forbes pens a letter to the Manitoba premier.

    Posted: Jun 16, 2017 6:00 AM ET
    Last Updated: Jun 16, 2017 7:40 AM ET


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