Manitoba and Saskatchewan are losing brainpower workers to other parts of the country because their taxes are too high.
Anti-poverty groups received a jolt early in October, when they woke up to this headline: “Only 6% of Canadians are poor, UN finds.”
Mass production is starting to give way to mass customization thanks to information age technology. That is good news for consumers, since a wide variety of goods and services increases the chance consumers will find products that meet their individual requirements.
Locally elected school boards have occupied centre stage in the provision of education in Canada from the inception of public schools. But are they really necessary?
Although it is the Manitoba blue print for educational reform, is the result of the larger educational reform movement which is occurring throughout North America. This reform movement is being driven by forces which are outside the educational system.
Future recessions will be less severe and shorter than past recessions and the information technology revolution deserves some of the credit for the shift.
The only plan that comes closest to the major tax cuts needed to discourage movement of our most valuable tax base – well-paid and educated people — to Alberta and Ontario and to compensate Manitobans for years of bracket creep.