Government Investment in Private Enterprises – Report

Crown Corporations, Manitoba, Publications, Sheldon Schwartz, Winnipeg

The public policy purpose of government ownership of a commercial natural monopoly in the early stages of a jurisdiction?s economic development is to ensure that safe, reliable, cost-effective economic infrastructure services are made available to all citizens and businesses. Once the infrastructure is in place, and the original public policy purpose is presumably achieved, then citizens can and should determine whether government ownership continues to serve a continuing public purpose.

Environmental Policy That Creates A Freeway of Benefits for Manitobans

Climate Change, Environment, Manitoba, Mark Hearson, Publications, Role of Government, Transportation, Winnipeg

The benefits of upgrading Winnipeg’s Perimeter Highway to free-flowing conditions by replacing the current signalized intersections with grade-separated interchanges include reducing vehicle emissions and travel times, increasing safety, reducing fuel consumption and increasing Winnipeg’s attractiveness as a potential central transportation hub.