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Time to get tough

The Tories have now had a year to ferret out the problems and the problem-makers in government. It’s now time to roll out the remedies and set Manitoba on a fast track to recovery.

Dorothy Dobbie
Issues in the News

It’s summer and you’d think it was time to put all those nagging issues away for a while and concentrate on sunshine, flowers and the beauty of nature. Still, issues don’t go away – issues such as that troubling downgrade by Standard and Poor’s and what it means for and about our provincial economy.

Premier Brian Pallister made us a promise when he came into office to officiate “the most improved province” in Canada at the end of his rule. I suspect that the downgrade is a message that our lenders expect more. Continue reading Time to get tough

The welfare system is failing not just the homeless but all Winnipeggers

The Big Brother approach to welfare by the NDP is too intrusive, costs a ton to administer and leaves many people out in the cold – literally.

Dorothy Dobbie Issues in the News
Dorothy Dobbie
Issues in the News

Winnipeggers are still in shock over the senseless murder of two resourceless men near Portage Avenue during the last week of April. One was living on the street; the other was classed as “vulnerable”, presumably he had a mental illness. This is simply not good enough in a rich and privileged society such as ours.

I remember a time when there was only one known homeless person in Winnipeg. And he actually had a home although it was only a shack he had built out of odds and ends on some abandoned land near the Nairn overpass. Continue reading The welfare system is failing not just the homeless but all Winnipeggers