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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…

Marty Gold Says - City "Experts" at Wasting Money

Bungling City of Winnipeg bureacrats are bleeding taxpayers dry and maybe someone has to kick Mayor Bowman in the shins under the table to get him to finally pay attention. Marty Gold takes 10 minutes to recap 3 recent examples of waste he's covered in previous podcasts - PEGGO, bike lanes, and the 311 service…

Marty Gold has Questions for Police & Councillors

The backlog earlier this year at the Ombudsman's Office was indeed, a sign that the Winnipeg Police Service was targeted by a series of Freedom Of Information requests and there was subsequent jockeying of information and redactions. Now, news reports about FOI results provided by the Winnipeg Police Service paints the brass, if not Chief…

Marty Gold Says - Criminals are Running Wild In Winnipeg

One woman, a mother protecting her children, blinded in a botched 2AM home invasion on Flora; a 19 year old woman, a store clerk, beaten unconscious for taking pictures of two thieves in St. Vital; a third young woman robbed at a bank machine in St. Boniface. That’s a small sample of the mayhem in…

Winnipeg Watchdog - Council Has To Get A Grip On Transit

The new City Council will get to work this week, and for bus riders - and no doubt bus drivers - it won’t be a minute too soon. And it’s not just late and disappearing buses stranding users and PEGGO payments card fiascos that are rattling transit customers. As Marty Gold explain in this podcast,…

Do Young People Want to Stay in Winnipeg?

Over the summer, I asked my daughter what one of her high school friends was doing. Her response has raised all sorts of questions for me about our community. Apparently her friend is worried that she will be the last person from their high school friendship group left in Winnipeg after all the others have…

Marty Gold - PEGGO Bus Pass Rip Offs

Considering the amount of airtime and ink spent on enhancing city bus transit services in the Mayoral platforms, solving the constant repeated failures of the Peggo bus card payment system should have been a major announcement from a candidate. It’s the election issue that wasn’t. Marty Gold tells the podcast audience some real life details…

The Mayors EPC Model - Is It Politicians Padding Their Pockets?

Four years ago, Brian Bowman said he'd restore trust in City Hall. One of the tools he promised, was to allow your elected councillors to vote for Committee Chairs and therefore, who would be on the Executive Policy Committee. Then, he claimed he wasn't allowed to let councillors vote because of a provincial law, so,…

More and More Needles Found Discarded in Winnipeg

Listeners reacted to the Winnipeg Watchdog revealing how many needles the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is handing out to meth addicts in the city, by telling of their own horror stories and frustration in having to deal with the results. Marty Gold pieced together their experiences through 3 popular mixed-use neighbourhoods, and it is apparent…

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