The Pallister government has made its “value for money” audit the centerpiece of its first months in office. Having promised to cut government expenses, they have been delaying funding decisions – to the point of risking the viability of many programs and services – in the name of this all-powerful review that will apparently determine the policies of our still-new government.
We are a collective of Manitobans from many walks of life who share concerns about how the Manitoba Conservatives plan to define “value”, and we worry that many marginalized, vulnerable, and precarious lives will be left out of the equation and left behind.
So, here we are to audit the audit.
Will the Manitoba Conservatives and their auditors bring a holistic lens to the concept of “value”? One that reflects all our values and that will value all of us? We shall see.