Policy Fix

Policy Fix delivers progressive analysis and commentary relevant to the issues of importance to Manitobans, with a particular emphasis on poverty and labour. Contributors include staff and research associates from the Manitoba Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Latest posts from the Manitoba Office blog:

Childcare unaffordable for many

by policyfix on August 11, 2020 Previously published in the Winnipeg Free Press August 10, 2020. In the early 1970s, Manitoba broke ground with an important child-care policy innovation: a set maximum...

Austerity by Stealth in Manitoba Housing Program

by policyfix on July 10, 2020 Last month, the Manitoba government made a small change to its housing websites. The sites list the income limits that households cannot exceed if they are to qualify for the...

Now is the time to protect public services

by policyfix on June 25, 2020 By Marianne Hladun Last week was National Public Service Week. There usually isn’t a lot of fanfare, but there should be. All Canadians should be encouraged to...

Under Cover of COVID, Beware Bill 44

by policyfix on June 22, 2020 By Lynne Fernandez First published in the Winnipeg Free Press June 22, 2020 On April 15th, after the province went into lockdown, the Conservatives tried to pass...

Towards restarting disability supports in Manitoba in the COVID-19 Era

by policyfix on June 18, 2020 By Carlos Sosa On March 18, Day Support Programs providing supports to persons with intellectual disabilities went in to critical service mode. The move to critical...