The Notwithstanding Clause’s History and Relevance Today

26 March 2019
Do you think the notwithstanding clause offers fair limitation to the Charter or does its presence provide the potential for harm?

Anastasia Lin: Human Rights Advocate

6 March 2019
Anastasia Lin is a practitioner of Falun Gong a Chinese-Canadian actor, model, beauty pageant and Human Rights advocate.

For all the People: The Unknown Impact of Bill 24 on Charter Rights

25 February 2019

We have all been made to feel powerless, despite the fact that we have more power than we realize. This can be especially true when our rights are being impacted on a grander scale, such as in the context of government services. Many experience the effects of this on a daily basis as a function of their involvement in government support programs, and they are the people the recently enacted Social Services Appeal Board Amendment Act, SM 2018, c 31 (formerly known as Bill 24) stands to impact most drastically. This post endeavours to explain what the Act is, what it does, and the differing views surrounding it in the hopes of allowing you to come to your own conclusion on the following question: does Bill 24 protect human rights in Manitoba?

Activist Highlight: Tyler Blashko

28 January 2019

As an Assistant Director with Wayfinders Tyler works with people from diverse backgrounds. His work with students pushes for change, improvement and challenging the status quo.

The “Rule of Law” and Other Arguments in Support of the Wet’suwet’en Resistance

11 January 2019

From time immemorial, members of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation have tended to their lands and since the arrival of settlers they have resisted colonial control over their home. Two camps have been built along a forestry road to assert sovereignty, gather community and resist colonial developments. The Unist’ot’en camp (est. 2009-10) exists fundamentally as a reoccupation of Indigenous lands and the main focus is healing. The Gidumt’en checkpoint (est. 2018) was created to oppose a pipeline being built on their territory. The Wet’suwet’en’s elected band councils, an electoral structure mandated by the Indian Act, have approved of the Coastal GasLink LNG pipeline. However, the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en’s five clans never consented to the passage of the pipeline. Considering the potential harm to the lands and waters, the hereditary leaders and their supporters are opposed to the construction of the pipeline on their lands.

Annie Beach: Youth Human Rights Activist

9 January 2019

Annie Beach is a visual artist who has worked with Kenneth Lavallee on the Star Blanket Project and a mural at the Children’s Hospital, her art work reflects her commitment to support Indigenous communities. She is also known for her response to the University of Manitoba white supremacist poster campaign, creating a counteractive message.  

Ethics Slam 2019!

17 December 2018

Up to six teams will have a chance to win over the audience and woo our panel of expert judges as they Slam on ethical questions ranging from current issues, hypothetical situations, and mind-bending thought experiments. Join us to watch and participate in this survival of the SLAMMIEST.

High School Ethics Bowl

13 December 2018

On December 12th, the 5th Annual Manitoba High School Ethics Bowl was held in partnership with Manitoba Education and the University of Manitoba Centre for Applied and Professional Ethics. 

Impacts of Colonialism on Indigenous Children and Families in Manitoba

26 November 2018
Manitoba, much like Canada, has a long history of separating Indigenous children from their families

Toxicity in the Restaurant Sector: Harassment, Sexism, Safety

16 November 2018
This past week, Winnipeg restaurant chain Stella’s has been criticized for harassment of employees.

Winnipeg’s History: Rooster Town

15 November 2018
From the early 1900s-1960, what is now Pan Am Pool, Grant Park Mall and High School was home to a Métis settlement.

Geography and Experience: Shaping our Human Rights Education

25 October 2018
Learning is a lifelong process which everyone engages with through formal and informal means.

Impacts of Hydro on the Fabric of Northern Communities

22 October 2018
For decades, Manitoba Hydro has been negatively impacting Northern communities.

The Right to Housing in the Manitoban Context

15 October 2018
In Manitoba, housing is an issue which impacts those who are most marginalized.

The Accessibility of Portage and Main

5 October 2018
​Winnipeg’s ongoing debate on the opening of Portage and Main has been of broad and current interest in the city.

Living Rights Then & Now: Indigenous Voting Rights

2 October 2018
Indigenous peoples in Canada have only been allowed to exercise this right for the past 58 years.

MARL Welcomes Four New Board Members!

13 July 2018
Community members with great talents in legal, policy, leadership, and finance join MARL team

Charter Rights for All - Stop Bill 24

13 July 2018
MARL helps kickoff campaign dedicated to protecting and promoting Charter rights for all Manitobans, including the most marginalized

MARL 2017-2018 Annual Report

22 June 2018
Find out more about another successful year!

Introducing the Canadian High School Ethics Bowl!

29 May 2018
A new opportunity for students to learn and practice the skills they need as global citizens.
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