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Winnipeg's Core Problem

A recent article in Canada's national newspaper pointing out the sad state of Winnipeg's downtown has ignited debate about what's wrong, and how to fix it. Dallas Hansen believes car culture is to blame.

"Winnipeg's dilapidated inner city, an awkward subject for those of us who live here, has recently been discussed in a national context. Julius's Strauss's now-infamous exposé in the Globe and Mail last Saturday has shown Canada's Gateway to the West for what it truly is: a national embarrassment...Given the sad state of Winnipeg's inner city, with a growing global reputation acting as an albatross on our country's character, I believe our core area ought to be considered a federal emergency disaster zone."

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