Privatization assumes that the private sector is inherently more effective and we determined that public value comes from competition and that private monopolies are not better than public monopolies. The competitive aspect drives value to the citizens.
Despite the horror stories from Alberta and California, the arguments for privatizing and deregulating Manitoba Hydro are sound.
The 2001 Prairie Tax Load Index is the summation of a province’s key tax rates – the top marginal rates on personal and corporate income, payroll and capital, as well as sales taxes.
Winnipeg is moving towards a single parking authority to eliminate overlaps and create efficiencies in parking management.
Chances are you’ve never heard of John Christy. That’s somewhat amazing, because Christy, a director of the Earth System Science Centre at the University of Alabama at Huntsville, is one of the world’s most respected climatology experts.
Medicare is failing because it’s based on an archaic, unsuccessful policy model. The system needs more profit, not less, because it stimulates superior medical performance. Other countries are opening up their monopolies to competition with private operators.
Alberta has been lowering taxes since 1997 and on Jan. 1 it became the first province to switch to a single-rate income tax system, dropping the levy to 10% from an originally planned 10.5%.