Let’s Put the Horse Before the Cart: Why We Need Investment in Social Infrastructure

by Kirsten Bernas and Lynne Fernandez In July, 2012, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba was invited by the federal government to participate, together with other groups representing a variety of industries, in consultations for its …

Closing the Divides – First things first

by Errol Black In early July the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg announced that it was seeking to obtain money to fund a study to determine the feasibility of relocating the C.P.R. yards that geographically currently divides the city. …

Impasse between Winnipeg and Province calls for bold action

by Errol Black and Lynne Fernandez In recent months there have been demands from many quarters that the Manitoba government increase the provincial sales tax by one percent and turn over the roughly $265 million in proceeds to …

Time to Expand the Manitoba Advantage

PDF version by Lynne Fernandez and Errol Black There has been much discussion about the direction Manitoba Hydro (MH) is heading in and the role it should play in our province. It’s an important discussion to have because …

Budget 2012: Deficit Budget Creates Surplus of Spin

PDF version by Lynne Fernandez and Shauna MacKinnon We went to the provincial legislature yesterday to review the budget and prepare our analysis. Our pre-budget predictions were accurate. We found a little bit of this and that; nothing of significance …