With the advent of a new year, it's a time to look ahead at what 2007 offers.

That's what the Portage Labour Council president's doing.

Daren van den Bussche is especially interested in monitoring the situation at the Manitoba Developmental Centre, which he calls a target for the Community Living Group. He doesn't believe Community Living is dealing with the facts or understands what MDC is all about.

Van den Bussche adds the Council has concerns about the gap between higher and lower paid people widening, noting they'll work toward reversing that.

The Council will also contiue support for the Workers of Tomorrow program, with volunteers going into schools and educating kids on the hazards of the workplace.