The basic lesson remains the following. If you want to expand a crown corporation, create more jobs and economic spin-offs, have a larger tax pie then you should privatize.
Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz is fulfilling his pledge to hire more police officers, but recent data shows more police may not necessarily be the answer to Winnipeg’s crime problems.
This plot makes the relationship between economic freedom and environmental performance difficult to ignore.
Public servants in Manitoba enjoy a larger government “pay premium” than comparable workers in other Canadian jurisdictions.
In 1991, federal public servants enjoyed a “pay premium” of 34% compared to the average weekly wage earned by individuals working in other occupations. In 2008, the gap was 59%.
As a percentage of available renewable resources, Canada withdraws less of its water each year than the overwhelming majority of countries in the world, including European nations such as Germany and France. Canada’s per capita water consumption is high, but is sustainable in light of our large natural supply of freshwater.
A new Charticle compares Calgary, Winnipeg and Regina population growth to the number of taxi licenses and observes we have many fewer taxis than we might expect based on population and employment growth in the past two decades.
Compared to other western provinces, Manitoba public housing ownership, at 110 per 10,000, is orders of magnitude higher – over twice the levels in Saskatchewan and British Columbia (220%), and over 3 times the Alberta level (305%).
This Frontier Charticle presents the percentage of expenditure that was declared as Salaries and Benefits in the Expenditure by Object sections of the municipalities’ 2005 financial statements.