Federal New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair speaks to the media Tuesday, August 11, 2015  in Mascouche, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Mulcair’s Manitoba problem

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 28, 2015 Not that our province is laden with opportunity for any particular party this election, but Tom Mulcair may have the most to gain or lose in friendly Manitoba come election day. Officially, we have 14 ridings at play this election. Manitoba is clearly a stark… Read more »

The Strand Theatre- Brandon Sun file.

Seeking Strand of hope for downtown theatre

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 21, 2015 It would appear that without a fourth-quarter Hail Mary pass, the curtain has closed on the Strand Theatre saga. As was shared in the Brandon Sun this past week, the one-time megaproject has fizzled out, leading to tough times ahead for the aging structure, as… Read more »

A man kisses CBC reporter Megan Batchelor while she was reporting live from the Squamish Valley Music Festival on Aug. 7. (YouTube)

Reporter right to stand her ground

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 14, 2015 Some saw it as an innocent peck on the cheek. Others viewed it as assault — and plenty were in the vast grey area that exists in between. No matter how a person viewed this past week’s kiss on the cheek of CBC reporter Megan… Read more »

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 »

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  • Federal New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair speaks to the media Tuesday, August 11, 2015  in Mascouche, Que. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

    Mulcair’s Manitoba problem

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 28, 2015 Not that our province is laden with opportunity for any particular party this election, but Tom Mulcair may have the most to gain or lose in friendly Manitoba come election day. Officially, we have 14 ridings at play this election. Manitoba is clearly a stark… Read more »

  • The Strand Theatre- Brandon Sun file.

    Seeking Strand of hope for downtown theatre

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 21, 2015 It would appear that without a fourth-quarter Hail Mary pass, the curtain has closed on the Strand Theatre saga. As was shared in the Brandon Sun this past week, the one-time megaproject has fizzled out, leading to tough times ahead for the aging structure, as… Read more »

  • A man kisses CBC reporter Megan Batchelor while she was reporting live from the Squamish Valley Music Festival on Aug. 7. (YouTube)

    Reporter right to stand her ground

    Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition August 14, 2015 Some saw it as an innocent peck on the cheek. Others viewed it as assault — and plenty were in the vast grey area that exists in between. No matter how a person viewed this past week’s kiss on the cheek of CBC reporter Megan… Read more »

  • 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 »