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Op-ed: Public servants deserve our support

June 16, 2017 — 
Public servants are an integral aspect of governing and delivering many public goods.


Manitoba Legislature Building, Winnipeg.

Op-ed: Party loyalty shouldn’t stifle constructive debate in Manitoba Legislature

June 5, 2017 — 
Conceiving parliamentary democracy as simply a game in which there are winners and losers trivializes the processes of representation and deliberation to which all our 57 elected MLAs are meant to contribute.


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Op-ed: Are leaks in the public interest?

May 2, 2017 — 
It all depends says Professor Emeritus Paul Thomas


MRI machine // Photo: Wikimedia

Op-ed: Personal health information must be protected

April 20, 2017 — 
Who decides what the public should know?



Op-ed: Conservative future post-Harper uncertain

April 10, 2017 — 
The Conservative leadership race has exacerbated many of the divisions that Harper effectively kept welded together.



CTV: Winnipeg weapons expert studying ISIS arms factories in Iraq

April 4, 2017 — 
Prof James Fergusson provides context

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Canadian and U.S. flag image from Photo Phiend/Flickr.

Op-ed – Remember: politicians are people, too

March 27, 2017 — 
'It’s easy to paint all politicians with the same brush. We forget politicians are human and, like everyone else, they often have experienced hardship and tragedy in their lives.'

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Experts available for comment on federal budget

March 22, 2017 — 
Economists and political scientists available to media

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Photo Gallery: Daughters of the Vote Instagram Takeover

March 16, 2017 — 
Indigenous UofM students convey their experience in Ottawa on International Women's Day

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CBC: Giving workers unpaid days off ‘not pleasant … but fair,’ says former Ont. premier

February 17, 2017 — 
Professor emeritus Paul Thomas shares his thoughts


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