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?
On Thursday April 12th, the Pallister Government announced that it will reduce the benefits received through Rent Assist. It's the second cut since this government was elected in 2016. This CBC article explains the Province's rationale. It makes no sense. Especially for a government that has promised to be "the most improved province in Canada". … Continue reading Housing just got less affordable for low-income Manitobans
How much money we make is important to us personally because our wages directly impact our lifestyle, happiness and health. Income is also important to the provincial economy in general because having adequate and stable household employment and income lets families buy goods and services. This spending keeps our economy strong. So being able to … Continue reading Measuring “Improvement”: Minimum Wage and Living Wage
The Tories are claiming we need cuts because of the deficit ... but Manitoba's debt is actually very reasonable compared to the rest of Canada.