Brian Pallister needs to get his head out of the sand. Fast. And when he dusts himself off, his first order of business should be to scrap Budget 2020. It's not going to do us a lick of good as we all battle through the Covid-19 crisis. His strategy to deal with the social and … Continue reading It’s time to scrap Manitoba Budget 2020 and get money out the door
Early in 2020 Manitoba's Department of Families issued a 12-page document: Shared Priorities, Sustainable Progress: The Department of Families 12-Month Strategy. The document received little attention in the media and most Manitobans will have not heard of it. That's too bad. It provides further insight into the provincial governments plans in a number of policy … Continue reading Manitoba Families 12 Month Strategy
We've been slacking off over the summer here at Value Manitoba, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been a ton of things going on. The provincial election is September 10th and unless sanity suddenly prevails, the Pallister government will be back at the helm, emboldened to continue its hacking away at public services. Premier Pallister … Continue reading The Pallister Record: “Is the Worst Yet to Come?”
Soon after releasing its 2019 budget and poverty reduction strategy, the Manitoba government announced an overhaul of its community development funding programs, effectively bringing an end to NA!. Once prominently featured on the governments website, a search for NA! will lead you to this message. This article published in the Winnipeg Free Press describes why the … Continue reading Neighbourhoods Alive! RIP
Manitobans are anticipating a provincial election as early as September 2019 and while it has yet to be called, the campaigning has begun with flyers now making their way into residential mailboxes. It is no surprise that Conservative candidates are highlighting the Pallister governments 1% reduction in the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) by 1%, which … Continue reading PST Fact Check: How much will you save and at what cost?
In a previous post we described why Manitoban's should be concerned about the Pallister government's bent toward privatization. In this article, we learned that the Premier of Manitoba's last Conservative government benefited handsomely from the privatization of Manitoba Telecom Services. Well, seems like Mr. Filmon is back in the game. In February 2019, the Manitoba … Continue reading Tory Cronyism and the Privatization of Air Services in Manitoba.
Wow. Just wow. It’s difficult to know where to start with this one. As described in this CBC article, Manitoba government employees were sent an email from the head of the province's civil service, introducing them to Gerome G. Gnome — a garden gnome billed as the government's "engagement champion."The notion that a virtual ceramic garden gnome would … Continue reading Hey Manitoba, Talk to the “Gnome”