Manitoba, The Supplicant Society

Publication, Workplace, Bryan Schwartz

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Sustainable Underdevelopment? (Part 8 of 8)

Part 8 of 8

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