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People have a right to expect good opposition to government

By Fred Morris

In 2011, the provincial Conservatives promised in a well-circulated brochure to invest $3.9 million in the expansion of the St. James Civic Centre. This expansion would create a new home for the St. James Assiniboia 55-Plus Centre. Since the 2016 election, the project has stalled due to the new PC government’s refusal to provide their portion of the funding. It has become a broken promise. I have tried to get the two provincial NDP, and three Liberal leadership candidates to at least mention this issue. They refused. What should we expect from our opposition leaders?

Between April 22, 1963 and Sept. 9, 1967 John Diefenbaker set a high standard for opposition leaders. During this time, many PCs were trying to replace him with a younger more electable leader. However, Dief continued to do his job. He continually held the Liberal government accountable. He dealt with Lucien Rivard’s prison break, the political upholstery scandal, Pierre Trudeau’s dress in the House of Commons and the proposed flag. In Peter Newman’s book, The Distemper Of Our Times, it is pointed out that Prime Minister Pearson was frustrated by Diefenbaker tearing “most of their legislative attempts to shreds.” Continue reading People have a right to expect good opposition to government

Parkinson’s disease: a complex enemy

But medical researchers are making progress.

By Michael Badejo

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It starts gradually and worsens over time. It affects one in every 500 people in Canada. More than 6,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.

Tremors and shaking of the hands are the first symptoms most people think of when they hear the words “Parkinson’s disease”, but according to Mayo Clinic, other important signs and symptoms include:

Slowed movement. Over time, Parkinson’s disease may reduce your ability to move and slow your movement, making simple tasks difficult and time-consuming. Your steps may become shorter when you walk, or you may find it difficult to get out of a chair. Also, you may drag your feet as you try to walk, making it difficult to move. Continue reading Parkinson’s disease: a complex enemy

Finding a passion

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

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

Do you have a passion that drives you, fills your days, and is often top of mind for you? Is your job or career your passion? Was raising your children your passion? When younger, was it a sport or hobby that you pursued with dogged determination? Or is volunteering your passion? Volunteering with an organization that you believe so strongly in that you gladly dedicate hours of your time helping that organization? Continue reading Finding a passion

Be on the safe side with insects

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

Lyme disease, carried by black-legged ticks, is on the rise. It can have a serious outcome. Protect yourself with socks, light-coloured clothing and bug spray armed with 10 per cent Deet, or higher.

As the warm days of summer begin to fade and thoughts of autumn leaves replace them, we tend to forget about the annoying and dangerous presence of insects. This was a very good summer for (lack of) mosquitoes, allowing us to truly enjoy outdoor activities. Continue reading Be on the safe side with insects

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