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Security? Discrimination? Both? Bill 62: Quebec’s Controversial New Law

In All Posts, Politics, Religion by Reid KotschorekLeave a Comment

A review and analysis of Quebec’s controversial Bill 62 As you may have heard, Quebec’s National Assembly adopted Bill 62 on October 18, sparking controversy across the nation. The Bill effectively bans people with facial coverings from using certain public services. Some call it a necessary safety measure, while others see it as an unconstitutional example of systemic racism by others. In order to get to the bottom of this complicated issue, we’re going to take a look at what …

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Accepted or Denied – Coveted words of closure

In All Posts, Politics, Refugees & Citizenship by Luke Delaney2 Comments

Merriam-Webster defines limbo as “a transitional place or state and a state of uncertainty” – this is never a good state to be in. For many refugees, unfortunately, limbo is a state that they are constantly in, facing varying degrees of uncertainty and security. For the lucky few that make it to a relatively safer country and stake a claim, waiting for a decision is akin to being in this state of limbo. Given the repercussions of a negative decision, this …

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Happy Birthday – To Us!!!

In All Posts, Uncategorized by Christie McLeodLeave a Comment

One fateful morning in 2014, I sat down with Tolu Ilelaboye, the Youth Engagement Coordinator for the Winnipeg Foundation at the time. Dean Peachey (then-Executive Director of Global College) and I had put together an application for the Winnipeg Foundation’s Emerging Leaders’ Fellowship Program, so Tolu had invited me down to her office for an interview. The very first question she asked me in the interview was, “Why do you want to create a human rights website in Winnipeg?” I told …

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Tuition Cap Removal, Uber, Election Reform Bills—This Week in the Leg

In All Posts, Politics by Reid KotschorekLeave a Comment

An overview of 5 contested Tory Bills scheduled for public hearings in the Winnipeg Legislature on the week of October 23, 2017. The week of Oct. 23 will be a busy one in the legislature as 5 Conservative Bills will go to public hearings. The controversial Bill 31, which calls for tuition cap removals, is included in this group. Legislation can be a bit dry and inaccessible at times, so we’ve created a brief overview of each bill with special …

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Number of Winnipeg Food Bank Users on the Rise

In All Posts, Poverty by Daphne Weimar2 Comments

Number of Winnipeg Food Bank Users on the Rise When you hear the words “World Food Day,” what comes to mind? Do you start daydreaming of the “Charlie” donut from Bronuts or the “Farmer Jon” burger from Brazen Hall Kitchen & Brewery? World Food Day, which commemorates the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization, is a day to raise awareness about food insecurity and the fact that many people around the world – and in our city – are …

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Vote to Help Us Create a Human Rights Speakers Bureau!

In All Posts, Uncategorized by Christie McLeodLeave a Comment

Over the last several years, Winnipeg has seen a significant increase in public awareness and interest about human rights issues. Winnipeg, with the new Canadian Museum for Human Rights dominating the skyline, has been internationally recognized as a Canadian centre for human rights. Winnipeg’s human rights connection is not only clear in its infrastructure, but more importantly, in its community. Winnipeggers are joining together and forming groups, planning events, circulating petitions and taking other notable actions to stand together toward …