The Council of Canadians - Winnipeg Chapter


Want to Make A Difference? Read On!

Posted by Winnipeg Chapter on February 28, 2018 at 5:45 PM

Welcome to our online, always ready newsletter!

In this issue:

  • Justice for Tina Fontaine
  • Functional Transit in Winnipeg
  • The Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project
  • Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone


Justice for Tina Fontaine

Please show your #LoveForTina and support the call for justice for Tina Fontaine.

Visit the Soaring Eagle camp on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislature, donate requested items, donate to the fund to assist Tina's Aunt Thelma who attended court every day during the trial; there are many ways to help.

If you can't donate or come in person, please share with friends and on social media and speak up about the tragedy and travesty of our justice system.

You can find more information about Tina Fontaine at Groundwork for Change, a website dedicated to helping non-indigenous people begin learning  “to build just relationships between non-Indigenous and Indigenous peoples; to learn about historical and contemporary issues related to Indigenous peoples and relationships with non-Indigenous governments and peoples in the Canadian state; to gain understandings of colonialism, racism, privilege and other related concepts and topics.

From our friends at Functional Transit

Winnipeggers deserve accessible, affordable, frequent transit service!

“The provincial budget will be released in several weeks, and we are reminding provincial MLAs of the importance of funding public transit. I encourage you to send an email to your MLA reminding them how important transit is. Please also consider passing the message along to other transit supporters.

You can find a form email available on our website, There is also a link to help you find your MLA if you don't know their name.”

The Manitoba-Minnesota Hydro Transmission Project (MMTP)

The Winnipeg Chapter is an Intervenor in the NEB hearings for the MMTP.

We are very concerned about Manitoba Hydro investing heavily in long-term plans that require years of electricity export sales to make the investment financially worthwhile. If Manitoba is to meet its commitments to the Paris Accord, the province needs all the hydro it can produce, along with wind and solar.

Background information

Map of the proposed route

List of affected communities:

Winnipeg, Rosser, Headingley, Oak Bluff, Grande Pointe, Prairie Grove, Dugald,  Glass, Anola, Dufresne, Ste. Anne, La Coulee, Richer, La Broquerie, Marchand, Sandilands, Sundown, Piney 

Do you live anywhere along the line?  Please let us know. We'd love to hear what you think of this project, and we’re ready to answer your questions. 

There is no need for you to participate directly in the process; the Chapter will represent you and give voice to your concerns in the hearing. Your identity will remain confidential unless you choose otherwise.

Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone

From our friends at the Canadians Labour Congress

"Join us on March 12, for a "Pharmacare: A Plan for Everyone

"Town Hall meeting in Winnipeg!

This important meeting will feature Canada's foremost pharmacare experts and advocates, and these important discussions will address why we need a universal prescription drug plan that covers all Canadians, regardless of their age, income, or where they work or live.

When: Monday, March 12, 2018

Time: 6:30 -- 8:30 P.M.

Venue: Crossways in Common, 222 Furby Street (at Broadway), Winnipeg, MB  R3C 2A7

Register today and share with friends and family

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