Category Archives: My Writings

Will an Election bring about a Better Winnipeg?

With an election just over two weeks away are any of the new candidates capturing the voters hearts and minds. Conversations and promises seem mired in right or left-wing politics or paying homage to the support of special interest groups. Is it any … Continue reading

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A Beacon for Hope: Canadian Human Rights Museum

On Saturday, September 27th I had my first of what will be many visits to the long-awaited opening to the public of the Canadian National Human Rights Museum. The Human Rights Museum is located where people, cultures, history and business all come … Continue reading

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Judge a Person by Actions Not Words

There is an old adage “How do you tell when a Politician is Lying?” The answer of course is “When they move their lips.” Politicians despite being trusted by less than 10% of the people in Canada continue to make … Continue reading

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One Month to Go: Ranking the Candidates

The vote for a new Mayor for Winnipeg is in one month. Like many people in Winnipeg I have not made a final decision on who to vote for. None of the candidates have convinced me that they can lead … Continue reading

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The Politics of Human Rights

Friday, September 19th marks the grand opening of the Canadian National Human Rights Museum. The Human Rights Museum is located where people, cultures, history and business all come together in a picturesque backdrop allowing us to better understand our journey … Continue reading

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TALK IS CHEAP

Conclusion: The Real Issues Facing the Mayor One of the largest challenges is bringing about substantive changes required is understanding the complex interrelationships between all levels of government, business and society. Bringing about change in one sector without at least … Continue reading

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The Need for A Plan: The Real Issues Facing our Next Mayor (Part 3)

It is disheartening listening to the current Mayoral campaigns. It feels like each of the candidates is trying to reach the voters by offering BAND-AID solutions for the comprehensive challenges facing Winnipeg. The 2011 City of Winnipeg document called A … Continue reading

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Sustaintainable Growth: The Real Issues Facing our Next Mayor (Part 2)

  One of the essential components of having an effective government, at any level, is the ability to create both short and long-term plans that fit into a comprehensive vision for municipalities, the province and the country. The difficulty with … Continue reading

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The Real Issues Facing our Next Mayor (Part 1)

One of the complicated issues relating to running for Mayor in the City of Winnipeg is the expectations of the voters wanting each candidate to explain: 1) What are you going to do? 2) Why should I vote for you? This … Continue reading

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Bystanders to Violence and Neglect

In Canada the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) recently published a report that focused on Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women. The numbers are staggering for a country that prides itself on equality and issues relating to human rights. What is … Continue reading

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