Author Archives: James Beddome

Mr. Pallister, you’re simply wrong.

On April 4th, Premier Pallister was interviewed by Vassy Kapelos for the CBC program Power and Politics about his government’s decision to take the federal government to court over its imposition of a carbon tax in Manitoba.  His stated reason for doing so was the inconsistent application of performance criteria by the federal government on provinces. At one point in ... Read More »

Review of Budget 2019

Made-In-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan Budget Paper “The 2018 budget established the Climate and Green Plan Implementation Fund of $40 million that will provide the necessary support to government departments to implement the Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. Budget 2019 confirms that this funding level will continue this year.” The government’s Expert Advisory Council (EAC) has set up consultation working groups in several sectors to develop ... Read More »

Greens oppose frack sand operation

On February 12, 2019, Green Party of Manitoba Environment Advocate Dave Nickarz sent a letter to Minister squire in opposition to the proposed Wanipigow Sand Extraction Project. Below is a copy of the text of that letter. Minister Squires, I am writing to you on behalf of the Green Party of Manitoba in my capacity as Environment Advocate, concerning the ... Read More »

Greens Comment on Government’s Proposed Wetland Drainage Regulations

Green Party of Manitoba Leader James Beddome and Environment Advocate Dave Nickarz submitted a letter to the Government of Manitoba in response to their proposed wetland regulations, which organizations such as Lake Winnipeg Foundation had identified as being inadequate. Below is the text of the letter that was submitted to the Government on January 24, 2019: We write this letter on ... Read More »