Regular Heritage Group meeting attendees have likely noticed the fresh new face of Laura Sinclair,?Red River College’s Development Coordinator. Working at the College for over a year now, she has thoroughly enjoyed helping out with our meetings. Elena has been a great mentor, and Laura is very excited to work more closely with the group as she formally replaces Elena as our College liaison. Continue reading
…seems like we just got started and then before you know it, the times we had together were gone.
One fond memory I will hold onto from my last five years with the Heritage Group is of the ever-smiling face of?Elena Grinshteyn. Sadly, Elena is moving on from the Heritage Group to other responsibilities. Continue reading
Don’t know if you noticed # 12 in today’s (June 6th) Staff News. It pointed to a link that eventually leads to this MGEU memorandum from May 31, which in turn points to a copy of this note sent by email to the Office of the Superintendent, Pension Commission, by?Jody Gillis,?Chairperson, Superannuation and Insurance Liaison Committee.
That note states,
“The government has communicated that there are no plans for changes to Manitoba’s public sector pension plans.“
So it looks like the government’s proposed target benefit/shared risk?plan, which was opposed by the Liaison Committee, will not be applied to our CSSB defined benefits plan after all.
by Guy Dugas?(updated October 7)
What kind of electoral system allows a Doug Ford, who’s PCs captured 61% of the seats in the Ontario legislature with only 41% of the votes? Or, more recently,?Fran?ois Legault’s CAQ to capture 59% of the seats in Quebec with only 37% of the votes? Well, the same electoral system that put Trump in the White House: First Past the Post (FPP). Most democracies in the world actually have turned thumbs down on FPP (e.g. New Zealand in 1996) in favour some form of proportional representation; that is, where?seats in parliament are allocated in proportion to the votes cast. What a novel idea… Continue reading