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

“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

Saving Lake Winnipeg: No value for money spent

The following post was submitted by Don Sullivan. He shows how the Pallister government's policies to date show little regard for Manitoba's beloved endangered lake. Summers are short in Manitoba. Lake Winnipeg has long been the go-to place for many Manitoban's.  A short drive from the city, campers and cottagers take full recreational advantage of … Continue reading Saving Lake Winnipeg: No value for money spent

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.

Manitoba Housing units left vacant while homelessness soars

CBC recently published two stories about two different vacant buildings owned by Manitoba Housing that once housed some of our province’s most vulnerable citizens. These vacant buildings could house around 400 people. But one building, located on downtown’s Smith Street, has been sitting vacant for almost a year now, and the other for two years. … Continue reading Manitoba Housing units left vacant while homelessness soars