Look north, not west
Re: Pallister tells B.C. to approve project
It looks like Prime Minister Justin Trudeau — with Manitoba Premier Brian Palliser cheering him on — can move mountains, or at least get a hole through them.
Now how about those two use those powers to do the right thing and get the rail line to Churchill fixed and operating?
The time for talk is over; kick Hudson Bay Railway to the curb, take it over, get it running and then deal with who runs it.
The folks in Churchill and those who live along the line deserve better. They, too, are Canadians.
Carman and a separate fund for gambling research has been completely eliminated.
The contrast with other provinces is striking. Ontario has a Ministry for Research, Innovation, and Science with a budget of over $1 billion.
A comparable level for Manitoba would be a budget of $100 million, something we are unlikely to ever achieve until a much greater value is attached to investment in university research and training.
Well-deserved praise for the achievements of Manitoba scientists, such as Dr. Safi-Harb, should not blind us to the fact that support for advanced research in the province is extremely limited and disadvantages Manitoba academics and their students in competitions for federal funds that have been happily increased in recent budgets.
JIM CLARK Vice-President Manitoba Organization of Faculty Associations
In an environmentally sustainable world, meat and dairy products in our diet must be replaced by vegetables, fruits, and grains, just as fossil fuels are replaced by wind, solar and other pollution-free energy sources.
Let’s celebrate the 50th observance of Earth Day at our supermarket.
Winnipeg in his closing remarks.
“There has got to be a better process than this. This is just ludicrous that these people have to wait for four hours to re-argue this. The thing was approved and it seems to me the building itself is exactly where we were back in 2015.”
Correcting some of these anomalies that alienate citizens and obstruct activity ought to be more important to the mayor and administration. True leadership sees the need to take notice of its primary jurisdiction first.
We can probably all agree with Will Rogers’ assertion that he didn’t really need to tell jokes (he was America’s leading political satirist in the 1920s and ‘30s): “I just have to watch the government and report the facts.”