On Monday March 12th, the Manitoba government released its 2nd budget since being elected in 2016. The often socially awkward Premier chose to use a kind of Trump-esque communication style by describing the 2018 budget as "the best budget ever. As described in our post outlining the fall Throne Speech, we had a pretty good … Continue reading Brian Pallister’s so called “best budget ever”
Manitoba Speech from the Throne 2017
As is typical of government speeches from the throne, the 2017 Manitoba speech contains a lot of platitudes and little more. It hits on topics of importance to many Manitobans including a promise of "better health care sooner" and building "a better place for all of us for generations to come". It gives a nod to … Continue reading Manitoba Speech from the Throne 2017
Decoding KPMG’s Manitoba Fiscal Performance Review: Privatization
In a previous post we provided an overview of KPMG's Manitoba Fiscal Performance Review (MFPR). Here we focus on a theme that runs throughout the report - privatization. Department Input? But before we do that, we want to provide a bit of context to how the KPMG report was shaped. KPMG was selected through a … Continue reading Decoding KPMG’s Manitoba Fiscal Performance Review: Privatization
KPMG’s Manitoba Fiscal Performance Review
For those of us who value a Manitoba built on a foundation of compassion and social and economic fairness, the recently released Manitoba Fiscal Performance Review is deeply troubling. If implemented by the Pallister government, the $740,000 KPMG Report will have far reaching, and in some cases irreversible implications for Manitoba. The report's recommendations include job cuts, … Continue reading KPMG’s Manitoba Fiscal Performance Review
Where’s the Value in Brian Pallister’s HealthCare Plan?A Chronology of Cuts.
Despite promises to maintain frontline services, the Pallister government has managed to make healthcare accessible to fewer and fewer Manitobans. From closures to emergency rooms and urgent care clinics in low income neighbourhoods, to the elimination of in-hospital physiotherapy and occupational therapy and the closure of the Victoria Hospital Mature Women’s Centre, it’s near impossible … Continue reading Where’s the Value in Brian Pallister’s HealthCare Plan?A Chronology of Cuts.
Students Say “NO” to the Pallister Government’s Tuition Hikes
The following post originally appeared in The Manitoban, University of Manitoba's student newspaper. Over the past two years, I have had the great pleasure of working with and representing students in Manitoba. While serving as the provincial chairperson of the Manitoba branch of the Canadian Federation of Students, I’ve heard many concerns, experiences, and anxieties from … Continue reading Students Say “NO” to the Pallister Government’s Tuition Hikes
Wow! Brian Pallister really IS running with scissors!
Brian Pallister has returned from his tropical paradise well rested with scissors sharpened. Value Manitoba is trying to keep a tally of the measures that (supposedly) will make Manitoba the “most improved province in Canada”. It’s a bit of challenge though. The attack on working people and front-line services has escalated and announcements of cuts are […]