Public servants in Manitoba enjoy a larger government “pay premium” than comparable workers in other Canadian jurisdictions.
The basic lesson remains the following. If you want to expand a crown corporation, create more jobs and economic spin-offs, have a larger tax pie then you should privatize.
This plot makes the relationship between economic freedom and environmental performance difficult to ignore.
Frontier’s Local Government Frontiers Project collected various financial data from Canada’s 30th largest cities in 2007. This Charticle presents the levels of taxation imposed collected divided by the number of households counted in each jurisdiction.
It’s a perfect real life laboratory. Take two similar crown corporations Saskatchewan’s SaskTel and Manitoba’s MTS in 1996 and convert one into an shareholder-owned company. What happened?
A Happy New Year for Manitobans would entail reducing the burden of their oversized public sector, a policy reform that over time would pay enormous dividends, as it did in Ireland.
Can a big-time summit reverse Winnipeg’s relative decline? That requires creative actions at a higher level.
Manitoba’s 2003 budget continues the low growth policy model
Despite the political spin that low house prices are an advantage, Winnipeg’s low house prices are one more symptom of Manitoba’s relative lack of economic growth.
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