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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 12:55 PM

Winnipeg and the CMHR (Canadian Human Rights Museum)

Sometimes I like my city and sometimes I truly Loathe it.

On one hand, more development is happening than has been in more than thirty years with downtown residential, private investment and enthusiasm not seen in many years.

On the other, one of the foundations of this enthusiasm, the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, has encountered increasing delays, funding stoppage from the Harper government 9after he no longer needed the publicity to get his coveted majority), questionable management from its board and attack after attack after attack from the right wing press (mostly our local fishwrap, the Winnipeg Sun), critics of the Aspers (one of our prominent Jewish families and a (declining) local media empire whose patriarch envisioned this thing) and our usual slew of cheapskates, xenophobes and seeming bumpkins.

As said by another poster years ago, this die-hard resistance seems to crop up with everything done in this city.

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Reply Winnipeg and the CMHR (Canadian Human Rights Museum) (Original post)
UnseenUndergrad Apr 2012 OP
Posteritatis Apr 2012 #1
UnseenUndergrad Apr 2012 #2
Posteritatis Apr 2012 #3
UnseenUndergrad May 2012 #4

Response to UnseenUndergrad (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2012, 03:40 PM

1. Ugh. I had a feeling people were going to fight that museum. (nt)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:26 PM

2. More grumbling than fighting really.

But the Big news is that this post has made me famous.

http://scaramouchee.blogspot.ca/2012/04/disgruntled-winnipegger-grumbles-about.html

Just looking at the links makes me nauseous and now it provides a valuable lesson: never argue with crazy people (as I was going to until I thought better of it).

But "money-hoovering shrine to victimhood"? I realized going over budget, but why the accusations of "victimhood"?

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Response to UnseenUndergrad (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:40 PM

3. Most likely one of those "white Canadians are the True Victims" morons. (nt)

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Response to UnseenUndergrad (Original post)

Sat May 5, 2012, 12:00 PM

4. And from the comments section of the Free Press

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/columnists/cant-share-a-vision-when-no-one-asks-150274745.html

An article asking what a national museum (and city green space) should have on it's front doorstep degenerates in the comments into attacks on the museums appearance, it's "white elephant" status, winnipegs lack of tourism and one who goes with a "teh Joos" direction.

Ugh.

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