Feedback - Education Faculties Should Disappear – January 30, 2012
Feedback - Education Faculties Should Disappear.
Feedback - Don’t Scrap Standardized Testing – October 19, 2011
The tragedy was that this particular learning fad, compounded by the system failure to monitor and assess learning outcomes at the elementary level had devastating and long lasting effects for too many children.
Feedback - Tuition Fees and University Participation for Youth from Low-Income Families – September 15, 2011
Feedback from Stan Godlovitch.
Feedback - Aboriginals Need Roadmap For Success, Not Ideology – July 12, 2011
Feedback from Stephen Marlowe.
Feedback - The Road to Ruin – December 30, 2010
Their system is even worse than Canada’s in terms of presenting a poverty trap because housing and transportation is means tested in addition to our packages of health and day care services. When she was in that situation, she earned less than $1 per hour incremental money from working at a minimum wage position than she did doing nothing. Any logical person in that situation searched out opportunities to work occasionally for cash in very vulnerable employer-employee relationships that were open to multiple forms of abusive practices.
It's Time To Focus On Healing – July 14, 2010
I refer to your column in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 9th, "It's time to focus on healing", where you appear to encourage moving on in the Residential Schools issue. Over the years I have spoken to a considerable number of former staff members, teachers and students from the Indian Residential Schools and I can assure you, from my perspective, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will discover very little of the truth they are seeking and there will never be a true and full reconciliation. More -- email from Bill Steele, Winnipeg
Why 'Have' Provinces Hate Equalization – January 28, 2010
Feedback to Mark Milke's How Equalization Punishes Canadians in High-Cost Provinces Policy Note.
‘Compassion Knows No Ideological Bounds’ is true – December 22, 2009
Feedback to Mark Milke's Compassion Has No Ideological Litmus Test Policy Note.
Proper Debate – December 16, 2009
Feedback from Mark Milke's recent column A Proper Debate Over Climate Change Matters.
Feedback: One reader's take on Al Gore's mistakes in An Inconvenient Truth – November 4, 2009
One reader points out some mistakes or misconceptions that Al Gore continues to promote.
Feedback: Baseless Claims – August 13, 2009
Ken Green makes a gross understatement when he states: "Climate alarmists don't have extraordinary evidence."
Feedback: Improving Municipal Infrastructure Funding – July 16, 2009
The most expensive infrastructure asset is one that is under-built or never built. By moving towards “user-pay” they system starts to match infrastructure asset needs and supply, thereby creating an optimum balance between costs and benefits.
Public Schools Slipping? – April 23, 2009
Letter to the Editor in April 22, 2009 Winnipeg Free Press
Feedback: Moratorium a Dumb Idea – March 21, 2009
I would like to add an "amen" to Michael Zwaagstra's column regarding the moratorium on school closings.
Feedback: Frances Widdowson, Co-Author of Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry – February 13, 2009
I therefore praise the authors of 'Disrobing the Aboriginal Industry-- The Deception Behind Indigenous Cultural Preservation'. But I also acknowledge the truth of the reviewer's criticism. This country too has many who are good at analysing problems but not good at proposing solutions other than demanding yet more funds from the poor, tired, bemused taxpayer. The solutions will come from those Aboriginal people who are now accorded no power by their traditions to the benefit of the minority of corrupt and frankly criminal in their own communities and organisations.
Feedback: An Outsider’s View of Residential Schools – November 26, 2008
I was so impressed by your balanced, non-blaming approach, but even more than that, I was impressed by the fact that you, a native person, had the political guts to say what you said. I imagine you got your fair share of abuse over that article!
Feedback - Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You . . . – November 8, 2008
Feedback - Residential Schools – August 8, 2008
Feedback - Oil and Our Urban Future – August 5, 2008
Feedback Re – Larry Solomon interview – July 10, 2008
While I think that it is appropriate to retain a stance of sober objectivity, and even skepticism with respect to global warming, it seems that we are in a period of general warming, judging by the evidence of mountain glaciers and polar ice.