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Green Party of Manitoba Leader James Beddome to run in Fort Garry-Riverview in 2016

James Beddome

Green Party of Manitoba leader James Beddome will seek election in next year’s provincial general election in Fort Garry-Riverview. “Fort Garry-Riverview is one of the greenest ridings in Manitoba,” said Beddome. “It is home to numerous organizations, small businesses, and social entrepreneurs who are working to build a healthy, sustainable community. I look forward to working with them to bring ... Read More »

How to pay for a guaranteed annual income

Harvey Stevens

by Harvey Stevens In “Time for guaranteed annual income“ (Aug. 11, 2015), Noralou Roos and Evelyn Forget made the case for eliminating poverty and reducing health-care costs by introducing a national guaranteed annual income. They estimated a bare-bones program would cost $17 billion and a Cadillac version $58 billion. In either case, the net cost would be lower, once additional tax revenues ... Read More »

Green Party of Manitoba urges Province to resist pressure to approve Energy East Pipeline

David Nickarz

Winnipeg, July 13, 2015 – Green Party of Manitoba Energy advocate for Conservation and Water Stewardship, David Nickarz, has called on the Manitoba Government to reject all projects associated with construction of the proposed Energy East pipeline. According to the Globe and Mail, a draft Canadian Energy Strategy, which is to be finalized at a premier’s conference in St. John’s ... Read More »

NDP’s CFS Strategy has failed, says Green Party advocate Don Woodstock

Don Woodstock

Winnipeg, June 28, 2015 – The Manitoba Green Party’s Child and Family Services advocate, Don Woodstock, is calling on Minister Irvin-Ross to fund programs that will strengthen families and keep CFS children out of the sex trade. “The NDP’s CFS strategy has failed,” said Woodstock. “By removing kids from their community, isolating and depriving them of human contact, and abandoning ... Read More »