Our 2002 Tax Load Index expands this year to include B.C., Ontario and two neighbouring U.S. states, North Dakota and Minnesota.
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.
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.
A Consistent Population Drain: Except for 1983, Manitoba experienced population loss each year during the period 1961 to 2001.
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.