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Old Posted Nov 16, 2010, 3:53 AM
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There are probably many employers in the private sector who would throw away applications from names or ethnicities they don't like, just as the government seems to ignore white males.
I don't know where this myth comes from that somehow government overly favours visible minorities. Yes, there is box where visible minorities can VOLUNTARILY self identify. Yes, there is are vague guidelines that encourage hiring diversity. If anything, these policies were designed to make government more representative of demographics. But in NO WAY are there any policies or programs that suggest less qualified minorities should be hired over white males. Have any of you ever worked in government or even been in a government workplace? The bureaucracy is overwhelmingly white male (especially in upper management)...
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Old Posted Nov 16, 2010, 5:56 AM
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I'm just going by what white men have said on TV.
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The more the immigrants, the better for Winnipeg! This is great for the overall economy of Winnipeg...

If you have the same skills as an immigrant and are willing to work for the same wage then you should have to compete for the job as say someone moving from Calgary or Toronto that is not a visible minority would...

People should not feel entitled to a job because they are born and raised in Winnipeg or Canada for that matter... Earn your job! Don't assume it!
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I don't know where this myth comes from that somehow government overly favours visible minorities. Yes, there is box where visible minorities can VOLUNTARILY self identify. Yes, there is are vague guidelines that encourage hiring diversity. If anything, these policies were designed to make government more representative of demographics. But in NO WAY are there any policies or programs that suggest less qualified minorities should be hired over white males. Have any of you ever worked in government or even been in a government workplace? The bureaucracy is overwhelmingly white male (especially in upper management)...
I haven't worked in government but I have a friend who is a minority and got a job with the feds by submitting his resume at a minority job fair they had in the city. He's making a good $45k a year and is an effing dumbass. I mean he's a really nice guy but he was on the verge of being fired from his previous job and once got fired from investors group after a week cause he was incompetant. The fact is that if he was white he wouldn't be working where he is making as much as he is. So from this one example it appears to me that yeah white males have a harder time getting jobs in the federal government than less skilled minority counterparts. Obviously I know that one particular example doesn't prove anything but I can see where the "myth" comes from. Anticdotal stories are often repeated often enough that a single case can seem like hundreds.
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aww did newflyer move back to the peg and secritly become apart of the ndp government?
Small business tax in Manitoba is eliminated..
CJOB News Team reporting
11/30/2010

Manitoba will be the first province in Canada to have a zero per cent small business tax rate. The rate officially drops to Zero on Wednesday..

Catherine Swift, President of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) says it's terrific news and other provincial and territorial governments should take notice.
Manitoba Finance minister Rosann Wowchuk told CJOB businesses can re-invest in their operations..

Wowchuk says the reduction represents a 9.5 million dollar saving for Manitoba businesses.
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Old Posted Dec 1, 2010, 7:48 AM
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1ajs, you should take some pics of that downtown office building on Portage Ave that they are gutting out. It looks really cool. I can't wait until it is finished.
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try to when i get back from cal... but what building is it??????????
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1ajs, you should take some pics of that downtown office building on Portage Ave that they are gutting out. It looks really cool. I can't wait until it is finished.
Which building are you talking about?
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aww did newflyer move back to the peg and secritly become apart of the ndp government?
Small business tax in Manitoba is eliminated..
CJOB News Team reporting
11/30/2010

Manitoba will be the first province in Canada to have a zero per cent small business tax rate. The rate officially drops to Zero on Wednesday..

Catherine Swift, President of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) says it's terrific news and other provincial and territorial governments should take notice.
Manitoba Finance minister Rosann Wowchuk told CJOB businesses can re-invest in their operations..

Wowchuk says the reduction represents a 9.5 million dollar saving for Manitoba businesses.
wow thats awesome!

Some good provincial news from a business stand point, for once!

I wonder what that will entail? Certainly we can expect even more restaurants to open up
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Which building are you talking about?
The 6 storey building close to Portage and Main. It's been vacant for years. I think it is the Avenue building, between Smith and Garry.
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The 6 storey building close to Portage and Main. It's been vacant for years. I think it is the Avenue building, between Smith and Garry.
Lots of pictures here.

http://www.facebook.com/TheAvenueBuilding
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Small business tax in Manitoba is eliminated..
did they double the big business tax to do that?
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did they double the big business tax to do that?
No. The rate is currently 12%. It was to be reduced to 11% January 1st, but that has been postponed until a time when the books return to surplus. The goal of the Government of Canada is to have the the federal tax rate at 15% (that will come into being January 1st, 2012 - the rate is currently 18% and it will be 16.5% as of January 1st 2011) and the provincial rates at a uniform 10%. The only province that currently has a 10% corporate tax rate is Alberta, with BC close behind at 10.5% and New Brunswick at 11%.
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Any idea when the new T&T Supermarket will be starting construction at Polo Park?
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Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Arctic headed for auction block

Ice firm to accept proposals for financing or sale transaction

By: Martin Cash
Posted: 02/2/2011 1:00 AM

Arctic Glacier Inc. is about to officially go on the auction block.
The Winnipeg packaged ice company said late Tuesday it will open its books to interested parties, encouraging proposals for a financing or strategic transaction.
Arctic CEO Keith McMahon said a special board committee to search out financial and strategic alternatives that was formed in September has identified several interested parties.
"A sale of the company is the primary one that would come to mind to people," McMahon said in an interview. "But we are opening the door to submissions of proposals from parties, giving them a little discretion as to what they put forward."
He said a sale transaction is one viable option, but the company does not want to discourage submissions that might also include a cash investment or debt refinancing.
The company embarked on the process last fall as a way to explore all its options to deal with a $90-million convertible debenture offering that is due this summer.
With the assistance of TD Securities Inc., which has been working with Arctic since September, the company will make select information available to third parties who wish to participate in the process and enter into a confidentiality agreement.
Arctic was on a buying binge for more than a decade and became the second-largest ice company in North America. It now operates 39 production and 48 distribution facilities across Canada and the United States from California to New York and from B.C. to the Maritimes. Last year, it generated $229 million in revenue.
But a year ago it was forced to negotiate a $9-million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice to end the company's involvement in an antitrust investigation into the packaged ice industry.
It still has to deal with class-action suits in Canada and the United States related to that antitrust investigation.
Shortly after that settlement, Arctic completed the refinancing of $185 million in long-term debt in the first quarter of 2010, a time when its own creditworthiness was not particularly strong.
But that four-year term loan came with an onerous 12 per cent interest rate and included conditions that do not allow the company to pay dividends or distributions until it is paid off.
At the time, McMahon said: "We had our backs against the wall, but we got it done."
But it has clearly hamstrung the company's ability to move forward and it struck a special committee of the board of trustees to analyze its options.
"We are pleased with the progress to date and remain committed to delivering value to unitholders," said Gary Filmon, chairman of the special committee of Arctic's board of trustees.

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Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition February 2, 2011 B6

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Old Posted Feb 2, 2011, 9:13 PM
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there's goes another hq!
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there's goes another hq!
That is a very nice building they built for their HQ. I'm sure the WRHA will snatch it up!
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Old Posted Feb 2, 2011, 9:34 PM
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it woulda been a better fit for main street! no parking garage butting-out from this place.. but there's room if they wanted to tack one on... or maybe they'll tear it down on spec. for a new brewery?
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I really dont like these former manitoba based companies head quarters moving.....sucks! Why not stay......
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