Manitoba’s Rapidly Growing Public Sector

Manitoba employs considerably more local and provincial public sector workers per capita than the rest of Canada. In an increasingly lower-income province facing a convergence of high debt, structural budget deficits, and flat or declining equalization payments, policy makers in …

Cities Can Improve Services by Freeing Employees to Compete

How should municipal services be delivered to citizens? The political right argues that outsourcing services is usually most efficient, while the left argues that “privatization” of services such as waste management or wastewater treatment would lead to lower quality services. …

Is Quebec’s electricity business model broken?

This report on Quebec Hydro is one in a long series of reports of ‘troubles in Canada’s utility land’ brought about by the shale gas revolution, new technologies (solar, wind), larger investments in energy efficiency measures and slowing per capita …