Red Tent Day

February 7, 2012

Rally for Safe and Accessible Social Housing

The Red Tent Campaign works toward the common goal of a funded national housing strategy that will end homelessness and ensure secure, adequate, accessible and affordable housing for all people living in Canada.

Occupy Winnipeg plays host to Red Tent Campaigners Nov. 21 to 22, 2011

Red Tent day was recognized on November 22, 2011 in Winnipeg by a rally and walk with speakers talking about the need for more safe and accessible social housing.

The event symbolized the desired direction for federal funding for housing, social housing! This is juxtaposed with more and more federal funding for housing going to prisons and jails.

Contact Right to Housing Manitoba for more details.

Broadcast Information:

Shaw TV Channel 9*
Broadcast Length: 29 minutes
(includes short animated film by Graham Ududec “Just Go Home“.)
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012: 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 10, 2012: 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012: 4:30 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012: 12:30 p.m.
*all times are approximate and programing is subject to change without notice.

Watch online: 26 minutes

Videographer & Editor: Ken Harasym
Red Tent Day Music: Trevor Sparham


Four Directions Walk to End Poverty

December 3, 2011

According to the 2011 Child and Family Poverty Report Card, issued by the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg:

  • 92,650 children in Manitoba live in families under the poverty threshold
  • 29,000 children in Manitoba live in families with annual incomes insufficient for meeting basic needs
  • 29,563 Manitoban children use food banks each month because their families cannot afford to purchase the necessary food they require
  • 59,734 Manitobans accessed Employment and Income Assistance
  • The richest 20% of Manitoban families have more total income than the poorest 60% of the population

The Council says these statistics have not changed significantly since 1989, the year the House of Commons pledged to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. Because of this grim reality, a group of Winnipeg citizens proposes a package of measures they call a “Justice Charter to End Poverty in Manitoba.” They also hold an annual event called the Four Directions Walk to End Poverty in which four contingents begin their walk on the outskirts of town and converge on the Manitoba Legislature. They held their fourth such walk on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011.

Contact the Four Directions Walk Committee by email: or by phone (204) 792-3371.

Length: 30 minutes

Broadcast Information:
Shaw TV Channel 9
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2011: 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 9, 2011: 12:30 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011: 4:30 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011: 12:30 p.m.

Videographers: Paul S. Graham and Ken Harasym
Editor: Paul S. Graham

Earth Day with Maude Barlow

June 1, 2011

Recorded in Winnipeg on Mother Earth Day!

Maude Barlow speaks to a packed hall on the international campaign for the Rights of Nature and the need to retake “the Commons” from corporate predators.

Lynne Fernandez speaks out for the Boreal Forest and explains the intelligent decision for a west side BiPole 3.

Bill Blaikie, Minister of Conservation champions a UNESCO designation for the last remaining intact boreal forest in North America on east side of the province and exposes the real cost of the east side versus west side BiPole 3.

… and the Raging Grannies rage!!!

Originally broadcast: May 29, 2011
Broadcaster: Shaw Cable 9, Winnipeg
Length: 117 minutes

Maude Barlow is the National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians and she chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch. She is also an executive member of the San Francisco-based International Forum on Globalization and a Councilor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council. Maude is the recipient of eight honorary doctorates as well as many awards, including the 2005 Right Livelihood Award (known as the “Alternative Nobel”).

In 2008/2009, she served as Senior Advisor on Water to the former President of the United Nations General Assembly. She is also the best-selling author or co-author of 16 books, including the international best seller Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and The Coming Battle for the Right to Water.

Warm thank-you to the Fort Garry Hotel for all their support.
Presented by the Boreal Forest Network with co-sponsors the Council of Canadians – Winnipeg Chapter and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.