Manitoba, The Supplicant Society

Special monograph of the entire 8-part series on a variety of topics affecting Manitoba competitiveness, well-being and prosperity by Law Professor Bryan Schwartz.
Published on March 5, 2011

Manitoba: The Supplicant Society (Part 1 of 8)

Manitoba has evolved into a supplicant society based on equalization payments that have the unintentional effect of limiting the province’s freedom and prosperity.

Diversity in Healthcare (Part 2 of 8)

Manitoba policy makers need to see how patient choice and institutional diversity can help, rather than hinder, cost control.

Diversity in Governance: A New Deal for Cities (Part 3 of 8)

Manitoba must adopt a new deal with its cities which is reflected in provincial legislation and changed attitude on the part of provincial leaders.

Empowering Innovation in Education (Part 4 of 8)

Thoughtful and imaginative reforms to the governance of our schools can be an integral part of moving from a supplicant society to a revitalized Manitoba.

Political Diversity: Money Talks and its Language is Incumbency (Part 5 of 8)

Manitoba’s supplicant society allows the government to maintain its incumbency through the use of public monies to buy promotional advertising, as well as secure union and corporate support.

Watchdogs or Poodles? (Part 6 of 8)

There is a conflict of interest when a government must decide if it will call an inquiry into its own conduct. The solution is to introduce a major role for an independent official. That person would be a preliminary investigator examining the need for an inquiry, considering carefully its scope and the protections to be given to those under scrutiny, and would make a decision or a public recommendation to the government of the day.

Manitoba Hydro: Reforming the Jurassic Crown (Part 7 of 8)

Manitoba Hydro needs a full mandate review and governance overhaul if it is to serve the people of Manitoba and become the engine of economic growth it ought to be.

Sustainable Underdevelopment? (Part 8 of 8)

Part 8 of 8


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