The news that the NHL is coming back to Winnipeg has really pumped up the city where Frontier is headquartered. No doubt it’s a good thing for the Winnipeg “brand” which is typically and unfairly associated with cold weather, mosquitoes, gang violence and petty healthcare politics (oops, sorry this one is a fair association). In reality it is a quirky, cosmopolitan place with great quality of life.
Of course it is a city that has under performed its potential thanks to too much politics and lots of old time public policy. I wrote about it over 11 years ago in one of the first Frontier Centre commentaries that was featured in the National Post. You can read it here.
Want to keep the NHL in Winnipeg? Modernize public policy so the city will grow to the size it should be.