Tag Archives: Winnipeg

Human Rights Is Big Bucks

Winnipeg Free Press – Two-and-a-half million dollars down, another $36.5 million to go.

The Friends of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights just received $2.5 million to help build the museum that’s under construction at The Forks.

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Whenever Someone Tells Us That “Human Rights” Isn’t About Money, We Laugh Our Heads Off

CTV – The Forks in Winnipeg is undergoing a makeover which is expected to last around ten years.

The Forks North Portage and their site partners outlined their plans for the future of the area at a Public Open House on Saturday.

Some of the projects include an Adventure Park for kids, renovations to the Manitoba Children Museum and the Upper Fort Garry Heritage Park and Interpretive Centre as well as the anticipated completion of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

There are also plans to build 350 condominium and apartment suites.

Can’t Wait! Human Rights Museum Model Finally On Display

Marketwire – The Canadian Museum for Human Rights invites media and the public to see the model of the Museum during the Forks Open House this weekend. This is a great opportunity to get an idea of what the Canadian Museum for Human Rights will look like when it opens its doors in 2012. The model was previously featured as part of CentrePlace Manitoba at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and Paralympics.

We Call Bullshit: Show Us One Canadian Who Has Chanted That Holier-Than-Thou Slogan

Bold ours.

Winnipeg Free Press – I see the pain, anguish, and the sheer paralyzing fear that Muslim Canadian women are feeling. We have been dismissed, stigmatized and relegated to the position of a sub-citizen…Unfortunately the frenzy around this whole issue is taking on Islamophobic undertones. The holier-than-thou slogans chanted by so-called pure Canadians that “our values are better then theirs” has serious social consequences. What law gives us the right to impose our biases, transfer our ignorance and juxtapose our fears on these women?

Break Out The Champagne

Winnipeg Free Press – Speaking of Hoeppner, the rookie MP from Portage-Lisgar got a big boost last week when she was voted to chair the House of Commons committee on human rights, skills and social development.

Cost To Taxpayers For Human Rights Museum Reaches $160 000 000

[Times Colonist] The museum’s mandate is to create a centre of learning and history with a focus on human rights, both in Canada and abroad. Envisioned to be the largest centre of its type in the world, the museum will have a special focus on equipping and educating young people to become human rights leaders and advocates.

In addition to $105 million Asper wants to raise from the private sector — a goal she said she is within “a few million” of achieving — the facility has received $160 million from various levels of government.

Bless The Poor And Pass The Champagne: Human Rights Museum Trustees Hold Cocktail Party

[Winnipeg Sun] On Wednesday, friends, supporters and board members of The Canadian Museum for Human Rights gathered at the Centennial Concert Hall for a cocktail reception.

Rwanda? Yeah, pity. Now where's the cheese and crackers?

"Darfur? Yes, what a pity."