Well-meaning attempts by government to regulate prices usually fail. Manitoba’s highly regulated apartment market is no exception.
Advances in technology will encourage deregulation.
Angela Griffin recently spoke in Winnipeg of the recent transformations she has instilled in the government of Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Griffin was hired to revive the legislation of Wellington, and has done so successfully. The government of Winnipeg has much to learn from her tactics.
Special Operating Agencies in Winnipeg give the city hope of re-inventing itself.
It should be noted that the best, most effective reform for the CPP would be to have a privately-owned pension system.
Since they are so complicated, big organizations tend to perform less effectively. Thus, the Harris government’s Megacity policy, which is based naively on an overly optimistic view of government, will turn out to be a massive mistake.
Due to its current failing state, the obvious advantages to privatizing Winnipeg Hydro are abundant.