Election 2011 UNSPUN

Report on the Manitoba Economy 2011   Economist Fletcher Baragar’s report on our economy explains how well Manitoba has weathered the current economic storm blowing across the globe. Although we’ve done well compared to other parts of Canada, …

Election 2011 UnSpun

Manitoba Employers Council and Manitoba Chambers of Commerce layout an agenda that is long on rhetoric but short on good ideas by Errol Black On August 29, 2011 the Manitoba Employers Council (MEC) released a report titled, Are …

RBC Upgrades Manitoba Economic Forecast

by Errol Black  Buried at the bottom of the business section in today’s Winnipeg Free Press is an update on Canada’s economic prospects.  A more appropriate headline for the Winnipeg Free Press report might have been “Banks take gloomier outlook on jobs, …

August 2011 Labour Force Survey – Manitoba Weathers the Storm

Errol Black The August Labour Force Survey was released on September 9th.  Although Manitoba fares better than most, the results are not encouraging. A number of analysts have noted in recent weeks that the lack of growth and job creation …

Election 2011 UnSpun

A Clock Worth Watching The editorial in September 7th’s Winnipeg Free Press about the Canadian Tax Payers Federation’s “debt clock” conjured up a funny image for me: a group of people watching a free-floating number growing while they …