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Theresa May’s Ides of March

March 2019 has proven to be an interesting time to visit England. The political drama of Brexit is everywhere. I mean everywhere! Forget TV, newspapers and the radio, you can’t step into a pub or a restaurant without overhearing at least one discussion on the issue. For a political junkie from Canada, it has been…

Is Manitoba Housing Ground Zero of Winnipeg Meth Epidemic?

Months after insisting they had no further answers to give me, Manitoba Housing was cajoled into coughing up a significant chart detailing where the agency has provided sharp containers for meth (and other) Intravenous drug users. As well, sometime after they first stonewalled my inquiries last October, mobile security units were issued portable receptacles to…

Dinner with Frank

WINNIPEG - I had the privilege recently of enjoying a dinner with Frank Mahovlich, the former hockey player and senator, who regaled us with stories of his past. One of them was about his recent trip (2017) to Moscow to have dinner with Putin – the occasion was a celebration of the 45th anniversary of…

Garden City Alumni Demand Seven Oaks School Trustees Debook Fundraiser Featuring Linda Sarsour

The Jewish community was joined by friends across the multicultural spectrum in Winnipeg, expressing shock that a school division is renting space to an event showcasing controversial Islamist-American pro- BDS activist, Linda Sarsour of Brooklyn, NY. Tickets for a 100th anniversary fundraiser - booked for next month into the Seven Oaks Performing Arts Centre on…

The Silent Road to Christchurch

Hate and intolerance do not have a singular definition. They fall on a continuum. Harbouring hateful and intolerant ideas and feelings can reside subtly in the subconscious or they can take the form of extreme violence against those we may hate or are intolerant towards. The murder of fifty Muslim worshippers in Christchurch is the…

OPINION: Reason Cops Were Called to Asper Campus Might Deepen Split In Winnipeg Jewish Community

The CEO of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg was unaware Lex Rofeberg is a leader of the radical US anti-Israel group IfNotNow until I revealed it in a Manitoba Post column. In fact, Elane Goldstine admitted in our half hour chat last Friday that before I started investigating the situation, "I did not know anything…

Security Concerns About Limmud Speaker = $1500 Bill

WINNIPEG - The Winnipeg police were on the site of the Asper Jewish Community Campus on Sunday morning, but the President of the Jewish Federation of Winnipeg, which helps fund the facility, has claimed a cone of silence prevents her from explaining exactly why. Concerned parents attending the Rady Community Centre located inside the campus…

Time To Clean Up The Swamp At City Hall

It is time for city councillors to step up to the plate and change the corporate culture that is killing our city. Every time I speak with an individual, a business or an organization about their dealings with the city, I hear very concerning stories of obstruction, intimidation, even coercion. Why aren’t there stories about…

The Prime Minister vs the Attorney General

In 2015 Canadians handed Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party a comfortable majority. The electoral success was as much an acceptance of his positive messages for change as it was a repudiation of Stephen Harper’s secretive, fact and science suppressing, barbaric practice dog whistling and other cloistered governing practices over the previous decade. The Liberal government took…

Limmud Winnipeg Defence of Pro-BDS Speaker Fails Evidence Test

OPINION - The national organization of Limmud in Canada blasted Limmud Winnipeg for showcasing "a member of a fringe Jewish group, IfNotNow, and a BDS anti-Israeli leader Lex Rofeberg", saying the views and tactics of the podcaster and the far-left wing INN cross the line to an anti-Israel agenda. "There is a limit to what…

Falling Off The Cliff: The High Personal Cost of Public Service

There is an election later this year and, inevitably, a number of current members of Parliament will not return, most involuntarily and some through choice. Regardless how the separation occurs, there is a serious transition from public to private life facing each of those who will not return, but especially the one-term members who cannot…

OPINION: Jewish Federation of Winnipeg Unaware Guest Speaker a Member of Anti-Israel Radical Group

A kick-off event for next weekend's Jewish learning festival (Limmud Winnipeg) is featuring a keynote address from a member of a fringe Jewish group, IfNotNow, that has harassed pro-Israel organizations and events like Birthright and Ramah summer camps. The religious service and dinner called 'Shabbat (Sabbath) across Winnipeg' is scheduled for March 1st and is…

The Third Opium War

One hundred and sixty years ago, the British flooded China with opium and profited while millions of Chinese suffered the painful consequences of addiction. Today, Canada and other nations are being flooded by opiates produced and shipped from China with equally painful consequences. In the early 1800’s China possessed the largest economy in the world.…

Sunday Roundup: Taxis and Bikes and Burst Pipes

It's was an interesting week - even before the monthly City Council session - when important issues involving longtime topics all land in my wheelhouse without a tip or a Freedom of Information request required. Here's a fast round-up: Lennard Taylor is a very talented boutique fashion designed and the kind of person that should…

Marty Gold Says Trudeau Carbon Tax to Bleed Manitobans Dry

WINNIPEG - How many ways will the Trudeau government's Carbon Tax to save the world bleed Manitoba taxpayers dry, far beyond the mathematically dubious "rebates"? In this podcast I count a few of the ways. The announcement that the Carbon Tax soon to come will, in its first year, add $88 to an "average household"…

PEGGO Failing Young Mother 80% of the Time

In this podcast I go into additional details I received from the young mother Nicole, and she confirmed that 4 out of the last 5 times using PEGGO - it failed. She listed the 'world class' cities she's taken public transit, and compared those to the pathetic performance of her hometown: "people who are paying…

Posties Play Grinch at MP’s Christmas Open House

It's a tradition in Manitoba for elected officials to host a community gathering at their offices for the Christmas Season. The offices of civic, provincial and federal politicians are decorated with Christmas trees and ornaments, baked goods, treats and apple cider. Fellowship is in abundance and politics per se, takes not just a back seat,…

Marty Gold Asks How Does Bill 46 Go Unnoticed ?

The new federal drinking and driving laws in Bill 46 have not raised an eyebrow among the sizeable human rights crowd in Manitoba and the media isn’t raising the alarm about the legislation at all, and that doesn’t seem right. In this podcast Marty Gold tries to figure it out because in the 1980’s, activists…

Marty Gold Asks - Why does 311 keep this a secret?

Mayor Brian Bowman will be spoke via video-link with the Parliamentary Committee on Health about the meth crisis in Winnipeg Tuesday morning, and an important aspect of the discussion wasn't fully discussed between the Mayor and Members of Parliament: the collateral affects - beyond crime - of meth use on the general public and property…

Marty Gold Says - It Was a Parking Authority Cash Grab

Citizen journalism has a history of helping drivers in Winnipeg get their problems with the Parking Authority in front of City Council and the public. We know a thing or two about their dirty tricks and bureaucratic bumbling. After arts patrons and others in the Exchange District took an almost $300 hit Wednesday night when…

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