It’s time to scrap Manitoba Budget 2020 and get money out the door

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

Where’s the value for Manitoba’s North?

The Pallister government has paid a lot of lip service to Manitoba's north, but as this article in the Thompson Citizen explains, there's been little real action. As public services are cut in northern communities, how will those losing their jobs cope? Vale's smelter in Thompson is shutting down, and mine closures in Flin Flon are … Continue reading Where’s the value for Manitoba’s North?

Beware of “Mixed-Model” Home Care in Manitoba

In September the Pallister Government announced its plans to implement a 'mixed-model" home care system that smacks of privatization. In the article The Politics of "Mixed-Model" Home Care, Mary Jean Handle and Christine Kelly, scholars in the Department of Community Services at the University of Manitoba warn that Manitoba's home care services, described by Manitoba … Continue reading Beware of “Mixed-Model” Home Care in Manitoba

“Manitobans Making Choices” The Pallister Government’s Healthcare Survey

A Value Manitoba volunteer recently checked out Brian Pallister's healthcare survey, hoping to tell the government why implementing a tax on healthcare is potentially a regressive policy move. He quickly learned that the survey is not only flawed, but also misleading. We think he did a great job noting the problems with the survey so … Continue reading “Manitobans Making Choices” The Pallister Government’s Healthcare Survey

Brian Pallister’s Healthcare Tax

There is so much wrong with Brian Pallister's plan to introduce a healthcare "premium" that its hard to know where to begin. It introduces a potentially regressive and significant tax by a government that has consistently criticized the previous government for increasing the PST by 1%.  The Pallister government has promised to reverse that increase … Continue reading Brian Pallister’s Healthcare Tax