Honourable Minister of Finance, government officials, delegates and participants, I am pleased to present the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Manitoba budget submission.
The CCPA is Canada’s leading progressive research institute. We publish peer-reviewed research on a range of public policy issues.
We are deeply concerned by the decline in provincial own-source revenue collected by the Province of Manitoba which is compromising the province’s ability to make critical investments in public services and infrastructure. Below are points from our research that point to the need for increases in own-source revenue.