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:

Valuing the Voice of People Living with Disabilities in Manitoba

by policyfix on January 17, 2019 By Carlos Sosa Recently the Manitoba Government made a decision to reject a core funding application from the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities (MLPD) for the 2018-19...

Social Impact Bonds: A Costly Innovation

by policyfix on January 16, 2019 by Jesse Hajer Social Impact Bonds or ‘SIBs’ are a relatively new mechanism for governments to fund social services, but since being introduced they have been controversial, due...

The Deep Roots of the Meth Crisis

by policyfix on December 19, 2018 By Jim Silver First published in the Winnipeg Free Press December 19, 2018 Winnipeg’s meth crisis continues to skyrocket. I think a case can be made that in large part, the meth...

State of the Manitoba Economy: Assessing the Real Challenges

by policyfix on December 18, 2018 By Lynne Fernandez First published in the Winnipeg Free Press December 18, 2018 As reported in the Free Press,  Brian Pallister is “fixing the province’s finances”, with what he...

Why is milk so expensive in First Nations Communities?

by policyfix on December 13, 2018 By Mengistu Wendimu and Annette Aurélie Desmarais This study finds milk is significantly costlier in First Nations communities than in Winnipeg and Northern Manitoba. The cost was...