People of Manitoba: you can help Value Manitoba to keep an eye on the Tories!

The challenge

The Conservatives’ first year in power has been all about inaction as they dodge funding commitments in the name of their “value for money” audit.

Since their first budget, the Pallister government has left a lot of promised money unspent while important services and projects are being starved of funding and growing worried about their future survival.

This isn’t being done by accident. It’s a calculated political strategy of neglect. It’s an approach that makes it harder for communities to criticize what’s going on. It’s happening behind closed doors, and that makes it harder to see and call out than legislative changes that are made in public.

What we do

Value Manitoba is hard at work documenting and explaining the losses to services and programs. But we can’t do this work alone.

How you can help

We are looking for information (including data of all kinds), stories, and insights into how the Conservatives’ decisions are affecting you and your community.

You don’t have to be an academic or policy expert to contribute (although we need those too)! We very much want grassroots and “everyday” perspectives. Everyone whose lives are touched by public services and community organizations has a story or an insight that will help paint a picture of how Manitoba is changing.

What we are looking for

Quick tips, short and longer stories, reports, number-crunching, policy analysis – we welcome all of these for sharing on Facebook, Twitter and our blog.

We want to hear about changes to any services and programs that are important to you and your community. They could be things directly provided by the government or by local community groups.

How to share

Message us on Facebook, email us at, or use our contact form.

We will do everything possible to protect your anonymity and will respect your guidance about how any information you share should be presented.


With thanks!

– Value Manitoba