Regan Wolfrom: Residential Schools – The Shame Canadians Really Aren’t Sorry For

Robert-Falcon Ouellette is in the process of introducing the Indian Residential School Genocide and Reconciliation Memorial Day Act in the House of Commons. Not everyone likes this idea of having a day each year to “dredge up” or “dwell” on something that’s, you know, like, over and done with. I’d guess that most people feel that ...

Regan Wolfrom: My Run for the Leadership of the Manitoba Liberal Party

It is with great vigour, excitement, and simulated frisson that I announce the start of the start of my run for the leadership of the Manitoba Liberal Party. I am the perfect candidate. Smart, but not too smart. Attractive, but not too attractive. Rich, but not… well, not rich at all, really. There is no ...

Regan Wolfrom: The NDP is bad… blah blah blah…

Is there really any point in talking about it? Almost every blogger I’ve read in Manitoba who’s covered political issues had mentioned that the NDP has been up to something. Manitoba Hydro Smash-and-Grab, Public Utilities Board Gouge-and-Grab, WRHA Mad-Cow-Expansion-and-Grab, PST Change-The-Law-To-Take-More-Money-and-Grab… But what’s the point in talking about it anymore? So we keep whining about ...

Regan Wolfrom: What the Fuck Is Wrong With You? Manitoba Liberals Edition

No, seriously… what the fuck is wrong with you? (Oh… apparently this post has foul language. We can deal with my personal issues later, though.) Backstory: here and here (good intentions or not, the damage was done and I believe a public apology for the apparent misunderstanding is the right thing to do) Sexy soundbite:  ...

Regan Wolfrom: Political Roundup – January 2011

I’m getting ever closer to accepting that I am not a politician by nature… part of that process is letting go of the self-censoring.  If I want to say something that’s controversial, I should just say it.  Life’s too short (at least it is now that I’m in my thirties) for continuous diplomacy.  Rather than ...

Regan Wolfrom: Selinger, Wowchuk and their Hot Tub Time Machine – A New TV Series based on the upcoming movie

I won’t comment on whether or not it’s appropriate for the Premier and Finance Minister to be spending so much time in a hot tub even as they expect their cabinet ministers to take a pay cut.  What I will say is that it’s truly remarkable how often the NDP government finds itself unexpectedly in ...

Regan Wolfrom: Manitoba’s Gambling Habit

Manitoba is hooked on gambling.  No, I’m not talking about the NDP’s bizarre understanding of balanced budgets, or the risk of relying too much on federal transfer payments… I’m talking about the actual gambling, specifically the casinos. The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba  (AFM) has a website called GetGamblingFacts.ca.  This is part of the concept that ...

Regan Wolfrom: The Big Disraeli Plan: Four Years Late

“I must follow the people. Am I not their leader?” – 19th century British statesman and Winnipeg freeway namesake Benjamin Disraeli. A few bloggers (Graham the rabblerouser and the ever-mysterious Black Rod) have mentioned that some citizens, including myself, had brought plans forward regarding the Disraeli Bridges Project.  My plan, based on conversations with literally ...

Regan Wolfrom: The Human Fund: Money for People

George Costanza was a visionary, despite being a fictional character based on Larry David.  Well, in truth, I just wanted a name to describe a concept, and most names are taken.  Even The Human Fund is taken, by an organization in Cleveland.  But that didn’t stop me… So here’s the pitch: many of us who ...