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I Quit, said one of Mb's top doctors; A brutal assessment of the NDP's 6 months in office

Wab Kinew's NDP government received its first report card last week---and received a solid 'F'. This wasn't from the Opposition Tories or from one of the shill doctors associations that the NDP relied on to attack the Conservatives in power. This grading came right from the top echelon of the Manitoba health care system that's now under the control of the NDP. Dr. Eberhard Renner was head of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Manitoba and the provincial specialty lead for Shared Health. He recently resigned from both roles. Then he retired.   Last week the Winnipeg Free Press carried a opinion piece by him explaining why he's taken such a drastic move. The explanation was explosive! But the NDP cheerleaders in the mainstream media have done their best to bury it. We believe that his critique should be shouted from the rooftops. Dr. Renner started by stating his credentials. "I have been a physician for over 40 years. I started out as a
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Only four days after our last post, in February, we were notified that somebody had complained, and as a result The Black Rod, all twenty years of posts, was being blocked permanently. No warning and no reason provided. You don't have to be Columbo to figure out who was behind the complaint. Any detective will tell you the first step to finding a suspect is to ask 'cui bono'---who benefits. Our last post was titled Charge 'Em - here's the link - and was a detailed examination of the killing by Winnipeg's  Police Tactical Support Team of an innocent man minding his own business in his own home. Draw your own conclusions. Our first appeal for reasons for the blocking went unacknowledged and unanswered for over a month.   Our second appeal was answered in five minutes: "not in violation of Community Guidelines".  Plans B and C to circumvent internet censorship are back in the drawer. And we're back and feistier than ever.

Charge 'em: The Magnus Avenue Shooting by Cops

Regular readers of The Black Rod know that we've been staunch defenders of the police. When critics attacked the police for being too rough when making an arrest, when politicians and "activists" jumped on wholly invented allegations of police misconduct, when the anti-cop crowd lobbied to defund the police, we stood up for the  police . Not this time. On February 13 a mob of Winnipeg police shot and killed a scared, innocent man in his own home on Magnus Avenue. This wasn't a doped up criminal with a weapon charging police in a back alley in the dead of night, or a car thief trying to run down a policeman after a car chase. This was a man minding his own business, not a threat to anyone, in his own home, a place where everybody should feel safe and expect the police to protect, not kill, them. The next day the police issued a news release to say what happened, and held a news conference to not answer questions. That's right, they clammed up tight, refusin

NDP women say domestic abuse is okay if Wab Kinew is the man.

She's a mental health counsellor who "worked with women and children living with domestic violence and who are abuse survivors." She's a nurse who is part of a project team for STOP-GBV, "a national project looking at Gender-Based Violence in Women 55 years of age and older, and the resources that are available to support them." She's a former teacher and domestic violence victim who threw her support behind the Conservative government's DISCLOSURE TO PROTECT AGAINST INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE ACT, an implementation of 'Clare's Law' which gives women access to information about their partners' past history of domestic violence. She's a former school trustee who highlighted the campaign "16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence" on her social media platforms. It's an annual international campaign that begins on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. She's another

Why is the CBC silent about the attack on a news crew on Main Street?

  What do you do if you're a news reporter and the biggest story of the day, if not the election, falls right into your lap? Well, if you work for CBC Winnipeg, the answer appears to be 'news be damned' if it doesn't fit the narrative being promoted at the moment. The Black Rod happened to be on the scene when a deranged man smashed out the windows of a clearly marked CBC vehicle on Main Street in broad daylight Monday afternoon.  The female reporter cowered in the front seat, weeping while speaking to someone on her cell phone. The male camera man huddled in fear in the back seat as he, also, talked on his phone. Neither of the news crew was using their phone to capture video of the attack. The car was parked outside of Our Place/Chez Nous at 676 Main St. just south of Higgins. The CBC team had obviously just interviewed some of the directors of the drop-in centre that's closing after 30 years on the Strip amidst, as their CBC report later that evening put it

What Woke school trustees think

  When the Louis Riel School Division gleefully announced that the board had suspended one of its school trustees, only The Black Rod examined the reasons why. To our astonishment, we discovered that none of the publicized reasons for suspension were valid. Trustee Francine Champagne had done nothing, said nothing, or written anything on the job that fit any of the alleged reasons for her suspension. So why, we asked, would the remaining trustees risk their reputations and maybe even their jobs, to excoriate a duly elected school official who was innocent of any wrongdoing? The answer presented itself two weeks later with the unexpected announcement by Ryan Palmquist, another LRSD trustee, that he was coming out of the closet. Palmquist said he was a 'bisexual' who was married, to a woman, and was the father of three children. He could, he said, hide as a pretend-heterosexual, but he "owed" it to gay and transexual kids and their families to share the risk of