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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.”



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