National Newswatch

Preparing Canadian students for the future

Mar 24 2019 — Ben Carr — This past week, the Federal Government laid out some important measures to help post-secondary students find greater success transitioning from their studies to the workforce. Budget 2019 emphasized work placement opportunities, giving students in fields outside of STEM—such as the arts, humanities and social sciences— a chance to access funding to support their growth and […]

Embracing a Different Approach to Education

Dec 23 2018 — Ben Carr — A few weeks ago, Winnipeg’s Seven Oaks School Division and Higher Purpose (HP) Change co-sponsored an event that included over 200 members of the city’s business, not-for-profit, and education communities. There were speeches from Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, Business Council of Manitoba Vice-President Kevin Chief, students, mentors, and school leaders, along with interactive dialogue between […]

Manitoba’s NDP government gambles on a tax increase

Apr 29 2013 — Ben Carr — By Ben Carr| April 29, 2013   Although the weather is erratic in the Manitoba capital these days – it is officially the coldest April on record in Winnipeg — one thing is inevitable: as the snow melts and the Red River rises, there will be flooding. This is nothing new to Manitobans – it […]