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.
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Why Smart Environmentalists Embrace the Free Market: Take one measure of economic freedom, one measure of environmental performance, and the relationship jumps right out of the page
This plot makes the relationship between economic freedom and environmental performance difficult to ignore.
Manitoba’s Government Pay Premium: Manitoba taxpayers foot the bill for unusually high public servant salaries
Public servants in Manitoba enjoy a larger government “pay premium” than comparable workers in other Canadian jurisdictions.
Rapid Wage Growth for Federal Public Servants
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%.
Canadians on the Move, to Smaller Communities
The Canadian Dream is increasingly being realized in smaller areas For decades, Canadians moved to the larger cities (census metropolitan areas, or CMAs) with their economic opportunities. The latest estimates indicate that CMAs have 72 per cent of the nation’s...
Leadership Needed in Canadian Healthcare; Apply Within
When the Premiers were first called to a sit-down lunch to talk about healthcare with Prime Minister Trudeau, there was plenty of talk about the potential for systemic change, innovation and accountability. It seemed that Canadians and their leaders were finally on...
Canada in 2073—Will There Be One?
“Ahead, Thar Be Dragons.” The world of 2023 is a scary place. One major war is raging, with others probably on the way. The Pax Americana that has given us freedom of the seas and allowed global trade to flourish might be breaking down. International piracy,...
Manitoba’s Low Business Investment
Manitoba has the lowest rate of capital investment per capita in western Canada and the third lowest in the country, after two Maritime provinces. Over the last ten years, the accumulated new investment amounts to only 40% of the Canadian average.
2002 Tax Load Index – The Gap Widens
Our 2002 Tax Load Index expands this year to include B.C., Ontario and two neighbouring U.S. states, North Dakota and Minnesota.
Winnipeg Police Performance Improves Slightly
In 2000, Winnipeg had the fourth highest level of police strength of Canadian cities, at 176 officers per 100,000 population, a reduction of six from 1999’s proportion.
Equalization’s Good Intentions Not Enough
A conference hears evidence that equalization allows the receiving provinces to not focus on the basics of good public policy like creating an attractive tax and regulatory environment.
Population Loss & Have Not Status
A Consistent Population Drain: Except for 1983, Manitoba experienced population loss each year during the period 1961 to 2001.
High Police Resourcing Relative to Crime Clearance Rate in Winnipeg
In 1999, Winnipeg had the second highest level of police strength of Canadian cities, at 182 officers per 100,000 population. Only Thunder Bay had more police, 187 per 100,000 population.