Officials in Winnipeg and other cities have discovered that keeping a lid on property taxes while hiking user fees can boost city coffers without inciting public riots.
Montreal Deep in Debt
A recent Winnipeg study has named Montreal the most indebted major Canadian city, with debts over three times higher than the national average for Canadian cities. The study, entitled “Local Government Performance Index: A Financial Analysis of 30 Canadian Cities,” …
Democratic Reform Study – A Story With No Legs
The stories deal with the Frontier Centre’s role in a federal consultation on that subject, and allege that our organization has somehow predetermined the conclusions of that process. Nothing could be further from the truth.
City unveils $2-B mega-fix
Mayor Sam Katz has released his proposed budget for the coming year and for the next six years. Also, a debate about P3s (Public – Private Partnerships).
Fiscal Lessons from “Combat Barbie”
A book review of Janice MacKinnon’s book “Minding the Public Purse”, which chronicles her battle to create fiscal sanity in Saskatchewan’s government.