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A parade of patriotism and a big birthday for the games

Myrna Driedger, MLA Winnipeg Manitoba Progressive Conservative (PC) caucus
Myrna Driedger
Broadway Journal

Canada “puffed up” its chest and paraded its patriotism as we celebrated our 150th birthday on July 1. And what a celebration it was! Fireworks, parades, music, and so many other projects that are going on all year. There have been pieces of art created, plays and dances performed – some large projects and some small. And of course, Winnipeg’s giant living maple leaf at Portage and Main, which has been viewed by millions around the world. Continue reading A parade of patriotism and a big birthday for the games

Home blood pressure monitors panned in study

A small Canadian study suggests that readings from home blood pressure monitors devices are wrong most of the time and could put patients at risk.

A research team from the University of Alberta in Calgary, testing dozens of home monitors used by 85 patients, found the units weren’t accurate within five mmHg of blood pressure about 70 per cent of the time. The investigators added the devices were off the mark by at least 10 mmHg about 30 per cent of the time. Continue reading Home blood pressure monitors panned in study

How a service organization serves mankind

Myrna Driedger, MLA Winnipeg Manitoba Progressive Conservative (PC) caucus
Myrna Driedger
Broadway Journal

Mahatma Gandhi once said that “a nation will be judged on how it treats its weakest members.” As a politician, I always keep that thought in mind when considering policies that I believe in. And certainly, that philosophy is one that politicians must always remember.

But is that responsibility one to be borne only by government and the politicians who run government? I think not. In our society, we have many service organizations who do excellent work in providing service to our weakest members of society. One of those organizations that I am most familiar with is Rotary Club. Continue reading How a service organization serves mankind

3 million Manitobans and an ever-stronger economy

By Peter Holle

It’s 2036 and Manitoba’s population just passed three million. The economy is booming.

Imagine for a moment the events needed to bring Manitoba to such a result. In 2018, let’s suppose, Manitoba finally confronted its slow-growth, deficit-ridden crisis by abandoning heavy government ownership of the economy, punitive tax rates and dependency on federal transfer grants. By narrowing government’s role in the economy, the new direction kick-started the economy and made the province a Mecca for people and investment. By holding public sector growth well below that of the private sector, Manitoba doubled its rate of economic growth. Paradoxically, a faster-growing pie produced more tax revenue for public services. Continue reading 3 million Manitobans and an ever-stronger economy

Trump derangement syndrome

By Toby Rutner

When the NY Times tells you that the rubes and hicks and rednecks in flyover-country, U.S.A. have elected the Anti-Christ; when stars and celebrities, who tell us what deodorant to wear and what cars to buy, are apoplectic because the Russians have stolen our democracy and installed the Manchurian Candidate in the White House; when Chicken Little is now crying that the sky already fell; when Fareed and Wolf, and Rachel and Morning Joe have started the countdown clock to impeachment; when you think it’s alright to punch a Nazi and that Free Speech means that it is okay to trash a campus to protect your constitutional right to be free from my speech; when Katy Perry and Bill Maher do your thinking for you; when you stop going to family dinners and no longer speak to your idiot neighbours, you have a bad case of TDS: Trump Derangement Syndrome. Continue reading Trump derangement syndrome