Winnipeg Free Press: Editorials

    Pallister finds an opening in schedule

    Pallister finds an opening in schedule


    So, the premier is having a meeting. One can only imagine the peals of laughter — or, perhaps, the hot tears of seething frustration — that were prompted Tuesday by reports...

    So, the premier is having a meeting. One can only imagine the peals of laughter — or, perhaps, the hot tears of seething frustration — that were prompted Tuesday by reports ......
    Syphilis outbreak creates tiny, innocent victims

    Syphilis outbreak creates tiny, innocent victims


    If we need poster kids to warn about the dangers of a hookup culture that condones unsafe sex, or the perils of intravenous drug abuse, consider the 10 Manitoba babies...

    If we need poster kids to warn about the dangers of a hookup culture that condones unsafe sex, or the perils of intravenous drug abuse, consider the 10 Manitoba babies ...
    We can't keep recycling the same behaviour

    We can't keep recycling the same behaviour


    Are we down to only two Rs? It’s beginning to seem as if the simple three-word motto that has driven the shift toward more eco-friendly behaviour — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle —...

    Are we down to only two Rs? It’s beginning to seem as if the simple three-word motto that has driven the shift toward more eco-friendly behaviour — Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — ...
    Restart required if Pallister wants to get it right

    Restart required if Pallister wants to get it right


    Premier Brian Pallister claims to be committed to a better system of permitting for land use and development because, as he said recently, it’s important to ensure “the people who...

    Premier Brian Pallister claims to be committed to a better system of permitting for land use and development because, as he said recently, it’s important to ensure “the people who ...
    New laws set stage for Roe v. Wade challenge

    New laws set stage for Roe v. Wade challenge


    In the race to roll back women’s rights in the United States, Alabama has taken the lead. This week, the southern state earned the dubious distinction of having the most restrictive...

    In the race to roll back women’s rights in the United States, Alabama has taken the lead. This week, the southern state earned the dubious distinction of having the most restrictive ...
    Manitoba needs a better road-safety strategy

    Manitoba needs a better road-safety strategy


    A number of high-profile pedestrian deaths resulting from collisions in Winnipeg this year has road safety on the minds of many. The question is, what to do about it? Manitoba’s Road...

    A number of high-profile pedestrian deaths resulting from collisions in Winnipeg this year has road safety on the minds of many. The question is, what to do about it? Manitoba’s Road ...
    When it comes to guzzling gas, we're No. 1

    When it comes to guzzling gas, we're No. 1


    Before Manitobans complain about the carbon-fuel tax that in April increased the price at the pumps by 4.4 per cent a litre, perhaps it's helpful to take a global view. Canadians...

    Before Manitobans complain about the carbon-fuel tax that in April increased the price at the pumps by 4.4 per cent a litre, perhaps it's helpful to take a global view. Canadians ...
    Protecting Quebec votes is business as usual

    Protecting Quebec votes is business as usual


    In Ottawa this week, the opposition parties are eager to establish that the messy unravelling of the breach-of-trust case involving Vice-Admiral Mark Norman is just another example of business as...

    In Ottawa this week, the opposition parties are eager to establish that the messy unravelling of the breach-of-trust case involving Vice-Admiral Mark Norman is just another example of business as ...
    Time to put limits on social media giants

    Time to put limits on social media giants


    Poor Facebook. It doesn’t seem to be getting many “likes” lately. The social media giant, which has been under intense scrutiny and subject to searing criticism since last year’s revelation that...

    Poor Facebook. It doesn’t seem to be getting many “likes” lately. The social media giant, which has been under intense scrutiny and subject to searing criticism since last year’s revelation that ...
    Bizarro logic impedes Arctic protection talks

    Bizarro logic impedes Arctic protection talks


    This is what it has come to: a meeting of the Arctic Council this week in Finland could not deliver a consensus statement on the challenges created in the polar...

    This is what it has come to: a meeting of the Arctic Council this week in Finland could not deliver a consensus statement on the challenges created in the polar ...
    Silence on wrongful convictions adds to injustice

    Silence on wrongful convictions adds to injustice


    When Innocence Canada recently urged Manitoba to undertake an inquiry into the legacy of former Crown prosecutor George Dangerfield, it was greeted in Manitoba with a deafening silence and apparent...

    When Innocence Canada recently urged Manitoba to undertake an inquiry into the legacy of former Crown prosecutor George Dangerfield, it was greeted in Manitoba with a deafening silence and apparent ...
    Vanier's passion spread kindness, understanding

    Vanier's passion spread kindness, understanding


    Among the many praiseworthy contributions made by Jean Vanier during his lifetime, perhaps the most important is that he helped change society’s views on the value of people with disabilities. Mr....

    Among the many praiseworthy contributions made by Jean Vanier during his lifetime, perhaps the most important is that he helped change society’s views on the value of people with disabilities. Mr. ...
    Is it time to toss paper receipts entirely?

    Is it time to toss paper receipts entirely?


    The lifespan of a printed receipt tends to be rather short and tragic. It begins when a helpful retail person brightly asks if you want the shiny list of the things...

    The lifespan of a printed receipt tends to be rather short and tragic. It begins when a helpful retail person brightly asks if you want the shiny list of the things ...
    Another report, another dire warning

    Another report, another dire warning


    Humankind is flourishing, a United Nations scientific panel announced this weekend, but we are doing so by exterminating the plants and animals that keep us alive. This cannot continue. People...

    Humankind is flourishing, a United Nations scientific panel announced this weekend, but we are doing so by exterminating the plants and animals that keep us alive. This cannot continue. People ...
    Sport court's ruling deserves gold medal for stupidity

    Sport court's ruling deserves gold medal for stupidity


    If they gave out medals for stupid decisions, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) — the sports world’s highest court — would be in line for Olympic gold. In a...

    If they gave out medals for stupid decisions, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) — the sports world’s highest court — would be in line for Olympic gold. In a ...