Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau stands for a photo with revellers before marching in the Vancouver Pride Parade last weekend. Shaun Cameron writes that Trudeau's "ground game" may be able to mobilize the type of voters who felt disenfranchised in the past.

Ground game key in marathon campaign

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 7, 2015 In what will be the second-longest campaign in Canadian history, the marathon 42nd election is officially underway. As the writ dropped this past Sunday, all three of the main leaders were quick to lay out their first steps on the long road ahead. Whether the… Read more »

BrandonSun-8thSt.

Bridges fate discussed for many years

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 1, 2015 There is plenty of reason to believe we are witnessing the final days of the Eighth Street bridge. Mired deep down on the priority list, as well as being the only bridge that rests solely on the shoulders of the taxpayers of this city proves… Read more »

Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre, right, talks about the Universal Child Care Benefit as Conservative MP Keith Ashfield looks on during a press conference in Fredericton, N.B., on Thursday. While the Tories handed $3 billion to parents through the enhanced benefit, the money is taxable.

Family that saves together, pays together

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 25, 2015 There is an old adage that states a person should not look a gift horse in the mouth. Basics of that principle reflect that when one is given a gift (i.e., the horse), clear of any encumbrances, they should happily receive it and graciously thank… Read more »

Board Chair Mark Sefton. (Brandon Sun File)

BSD needs new school solution

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 18, 2015 “He didn’t say yes, but he also didn’t say no and that’s significant.” — Brandon School Division board chair Mark Sefton If ever there was a time when numbers don’t lie, this would be the case. Without the construction of a new elementary school in… Read more »

ACC expansion

Wish list for the next government

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 11, 2015 In looking at the direction this province has taken over the past number of years, there has been no shortage of ink spilled dissecting the Manitoba NDP. Whether it be their bitter revolt and standoff over leadership, the challenges faced with the implementation of a… Read more »

Tom Mulcair- NDP- Shaun Cameron- Columns

Tories might not slow Mulcair’s roll

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 4, 2015 The notion that Tom Mulcair once entertained a job working for the Harper Conservatives is nothing new. The story has circulated since Mulcair took over leadership of the NDP from the late Jack Layton. As it goes, Mulcair spoke with staff in the Harper war… Read more »

The honourable Janice Filmon, newly appointed as the Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba, greets people at the top of  the grand staircase of the Manitoba Legislature Building after inspecting the guards during ceremony Friday.      June 19, 2015 Ruth Bonneville / Winnipeg Free Press

Filmon deserved a better welcome

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 27, 2015 She has a name synonymous with negative NDP election rhetoric in Manitoba and has a position many believe in a modern government should become obsolete. Janice Filmon appears to be in for a bumpy ride as the newly minted lieutenant-governor of this province. When it… Read more »

NDP Leader Tom Mulcair at a recent party rally. (The Canadian Press)

Can Mulcair sustain the gain for the NDP?

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 20, 2015 He has a memoir in the wings ready to hit the shelves, he has a life built in public office, he hails from a large French Catholic family and he is attempting to position himself as the next prime minister of Canada. Tom Mulcair has… Read more »

Photo c. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods Brandon Sun. 2014

Have our sports outgrown our facilities?

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 13, 2015 Our city is a bit far removed from the last truly major city-driven sporting investment in this community. We are long past the days of the Canada Games Sportsplex in the late 1970s and save for entities such as the Optimist Soccer Park or Simplot… Read more »

City of Brandon Police members speak with residents during a recent cruise nights event. c. 2015 Brandon Sun.

Strategy leads to better presence downtown

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 5, 2015 There is a school of thought that came to light in the early 1980s about broken windows in a neighbourhood. The theory basically stated that broken windows left unchecked would indicate a larger, more systemic problem and would open the door to more serious criminal… Read more »

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  • Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau stands for a photo with revellers before marching in the Vancouver Pride Parade last weekend. Shaun Cameron writes that Trudeau's "ground game" may be able to mobilize the type of voters who felt disenfranchised in the past.

    Ground game key in marathon campaign

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 7, 2015 In what will be the second-longest campaign in Canadian history, the marathon 42nd election is officially underway. As the writ dropped this past Sunday, all three of the main leaders were quick to lay out their first steps on the long road ahead. Whether the… Read more »

  • BrandonSun-8thSt.

    Bridges fate discussed for many years

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 1, 2015 There is plenty of reason to believe we are witnessing the final days of the Eighth Street bridge. Mired deep down on the priority list, as well as being the only bridge that rests solely on the shoulders of the taxpayers of this city proves… Read more »

  • Employment Minister Pierre Poilievre, right, talks about the Universal Child Care Benefit as Conservative MP Keith Ashfield looks on during a press conference in Fredericton, N.B., on Thursday. While the Tories handed $3 billion to parents through the enhanced benefit, the money is taxable.

    Family that saves together, pays together

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 25, 2015 There is an old adage that states a person should not look a gift horse in the mouth. Basics of that principle reflect that when one is given a gift (i.e., the horse), clear of any encumbrances, they should happily receive it and graciously thank… Read more »

  • Board Chair Mark Sefton. (Brandon Sun File)

    BSD needs new school solution

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 18, 2015 “He didn’t say yes, but he also didn’t say no and that’s significant.” — Brandon School Division board chair Mark Sefton If ever there was a time when numbers don’t lie, this would be the case. Without the construction of a new elementary school in… Read more »

  • ACC expansion

    Wish list for the next government

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 11, 2015 In looking at the direction this province has taken over the past number of years, there has been no shortage of ink spilled dissecting the Manitoba NDP. Whether it be their bitter revolt and standoff over leadership, the challenges faced with the implementation of a… Read more »

  • Tom Mulcair- NDP- Shaun Cameron- Columns

    Tories might not slow Mulcair’s roll

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition July 4, 2015 The notion that Tom Mulcair once entertained a job working for the Harper Conservatives is nothing new. The story has circulated since Mulcair took over leadership of the NDP from the late Jack Layton. As it goes, Mulcair spoke with staff in the Harper war… Read more »