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Marty Gold Talks About Portage & Main on Sunday Dinner

This week my guest is Marty Gold, the former host and creator of City Circus on Shaw TV. He also hosted a popular radio program called "The Great Canadian Talk Show". Marty has always been outspoken on Winnipeg issues. There area many people who don't like Marty because he questions the establishment and will keep…

Spencer Fernando Says: Trudeau Government Becoming Authoritarian

Spencer Fernando says, "The Trudeau government is becoming increasingly Authoritarian. Canadians of all political stripes should be concerned."

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Marty Gold Talks About Portage & Main on Sunday Dinner

This week my guest is Marty Gold, the former host and creator of City Circus on Shaw TV. He also hosted a popular radio program called "The Great Canadian Talk Show". Marty has always been outspoken on Winnipeg issues. There area many people who don't like Marty because he questions the establishment and will keep…

Spencer Fernando Says: Trudeau Government Becoming Authoritarian

Spencer Fernando says, "The Trudeau government is becoming increasingly Authoritarian. Canadians of all political stripes should be concerned."

Sunday Dinner: Michael Champagne Talks About Aboriginal Youth Incarceration & What's Not Being Done

This week I have the pleasure of speaking with a community leader, whose also a mentor and a voice of Aboriginal youth, not only in Winnipeg, but across Canada, Michael Redhead Champagne. Recently, Statistic's Canada released a report that indicated more than half of the youth incarcerated in our country are Aboriginal. Manitoba has the…

Kevin Klein Asks: Whose Priorities Come First in Politics?

Sunday Dinner is an opinion podcast, where I want to engage you in an open, honest, and frank discussion about the issues that impact our lives daily. This week I talk about "Priorities", specifically, political priorities. Whose priorities come really first? Politician's or ours? I share some examples where I feel priorities are definitely not…

Dorothy Dobbie Says - Put a Private Hospital at the Kapyong Barracks

WINNIPEG - I was 29 when I was diagnosed with an illness that required surgery. It took 10 days from the time my doctor informed me of the issue until I woke up in St. Boniface hospital with the problem solved. Today that action would take months, perhaps even more than a year. Back then,…

Dougald Lamont - The PC's & NDP’s Flawed Financial Curriculum

Credit Cards in Grade 9 & Lessons from Tax Frauds? All Part of The PCs & NDP’s Flawed Financial Curriculum By Dougald Lamont, Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party, and Liberal candidate for MLA St. Boniface Manitoba has serious problems in education: too many students have low test scores in reading, writing and math, and…

Opinion Podcast - MPI - It's Time for Change

WINNIPEG - In the news this week, Manitoba Public Insurance has applied to the public utilities to once again raise our rates. On Sunday Dinner this week, I talk about your comments left on our Facebook page about the MPI rate increase story and share some ways, I think, MPI could save money and ultimately…

Kevin Klein Asks: When will politics be treated as a business?

WINNIPEG - After being in the media as long as I have you become doubtful of what any politician promises, because their promises are always the same. They say they will fix everything when elected, but then we hear the famous ”It was much worse than I thought” excuse. Look back in time. List all…

How the Upcoming Tuition Hikes Affect You

WINNIPEG - There’s a group of people between the ages of 18-37, who feel as though they’ve been getting the raw end of the deal when it comes to what they’re being left for their educational future here in Manitoba. The group, which has been dubbed “millennials” (although the majority of the people in this…

Mayor Brian Bowman "Smart Decisions Start with Accurate Information"

By Mayor Brian Bowman WINNIPEG - Earlier this spring, I delivered my fourth State of the City Address. Hosted by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, it’s a great chance to discuss the many different challenges and opportunities facing Winnipeg. Winnipeg is a city that’s growing. Our population is projected to grow steadily and strongly well…

Victoria Hospital Cuts Toast for Patients in Day Surgery

WINNIPEG - Health services in Manitoba are on everyone’s hot list this year as the government makes changes to the way the Regional Health Authorities work, based on a report prepared for but never exercised by the NDP. The reason they failed to act is that these changes are necessarily disruptive. Along with necessary disruption,…

We Celebrate 148 Years This Manitoba Day

WINNIPEG - On May 12, 2018 Manitoba will be 148 years old. Quite the accomplishment! Our province was the fifth to join Canada and became a province through the Manitoba Act, passed by the Canadian Parliament in 1870. Manitoba began as a postage-stamp-sized province before growing into the Manitoba that we see today. We have…

OPINION - Harassment & Abuse Has to be Exposed Among Rural councillors

WINNIPEG - It’s been in the news lately; the abuse and harassment suffered by many rural councillors. When about a year ago, Jackie Hunt, who was then mayor of the rural municipality of Ritchot, resigned her post due to this, she had been the victim of verbal abuse, name calling and just plain harassment. The…

OPINION - First Nations Should Build a Private Hospital at Kapyong

WINNIPEG - Great news that the redevelopment of Kapyong is moving ahead. It has been delayed far too long and it is time now for the consortium of Indigenous groups to examine, seriously, what will happen there. Kapyong is a large piece of land in a prime location that could support a number of initiatives.…

OPINION - Downtown Winnipeg Needs to be a Priority

WINNIPEG - The provincial PC government is well into its first mandate and while many priorities, such as reducing the deficit and improving health care, are being tackled, it is yet to be determined if downtown Winnipeg is a priority. We know that the physical face of our downtown reflects on the state of our…

Graham Mall, The Next Corydon?

WINNIPEG - Over the years I’ve seen many streets come to life and Graham Mall in downtown Winnipeg is definitely in for changes that Winnipeggers can look forward to. In my younger years, I remember walking up and down Corydon Avenue frequently. At the time it was a mediocre street with only three or four…

OPINION - Is Winnipeg Subsidizing The Province?

WINNIPEG - Glen Murray's New Deal complained about the city getting only seven cents of every tax dollar. Successive mayors have continued to complain about being short-changed by various provincial governments in many different ways. Mayor Bowman recently threatened to cut 22 transit routes, and he increased fares by 25 cents. He blamed the province's…

Should Government Legislate Balanced Budgets for Crown Corporations and Agencies?

WINNIPEG, MB - “Departmental spending accounts for just 22 per cent of the overall government budget,” declared Finance Minister Cameron Friesen in a speech to the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce the day after the budget was announced March 12. The other 78 per cent? That is spent by Crown corporations and agencies. These Crown operations…

Industry Leaders Say Prime Minister & Premiers Meeting Didn't Help

WINNIPEG, MB - The Government of Canada announced yesterday it will assert federal jurisdiction through pending legislation and begin discussions with Kinder Morgan on the financial framework for a potential taxpayer-funded investment in the Trans Mountain Expansion Project to mitigate the risk created by the BC Government’s continued opposition to the project. “This is a…

Fernando - "Trudeau Sold Carbon Tax on a Lie"

WINNIPEG, MB - Today Spencer shares his opinion about how Justin Trudeau sold the carbon tax to Canadians. "Justin Trudeau sold the carbon tax on a lie, and now the consequences of that lie are being felt by all Canadians through higher taxes, billions in investment fleeing the country, rising anger and division between provinces,…

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