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Federal withdrawal results in loss of social housing

by Sarah Cooper

Manitoba is losing subsidized rental housing units—a delayed result of the federal government’s withdrawal from funding social housing in the 1990s. As operating agreements between the federal government and housing providers expire, the subsidies expire with them. 1,065 more words

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Fast Facts: Cornell Postgraduate Surveys

Unlike the other posts in the “Fast Facts” series, this information comes from Cornell Postgraduate Surveys conducted by Cornell Career Services.

Let’s be frank. People generally don’t go to college these days for educational enlightenment. 633 more words


Canadians Deserve a Universal Early Childhood Education and Child Care System

By Molly McCracken and Susan Prentice

This week hundreds of educators, academics and activists gather in Winnipeg for the fourth national childcare conference. They are united by a vision of a universal early childhood education and child care system in Canada. 805 more words

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What We Need in the Throne Speech

By Jim Silver

An issue that needs to be addressed in the forthcoming Throne Speech on November 20th, is the persistence in Manitoba of a deep, complex and damaging poverty. 968 more words

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Fast Facts: Cornell Students By Major

As always, all data is taken from the Cornell University Factbook. Numbers used in this entry are for undergraduate enrollments.

Offhand, I can think of two mantras when it comes to first-tier higher education: 513 more words


Unrequited Love

Did you know… 

Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad loves Right Said Fred, the band that sings ‘I’m Too Sexy’.

The feeling is not mutual:

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