Previously published in the Winnipeg Free Press Sept 15, 2023
To date, the NDP fiscal plan leaves little room to expand spending on core services, while proposals from the Liberals will generate new revenue
Previously published in the Winnipeg Free Press July 14, 2023
By Katherine Burley, Robert Chernomas, & Ian Hudson
On July 11 a rally to “ Save Public Health Care” took place, timed to coincide with the meetings of the Canadian premiers in Winnipeg. While provinces across the country are facing health care challenges, Manitoba’s system needs more saving than average.
The Manitoba government has prioritized parsimony over quality, applying its broad-based agenda of cost cutting and privatization to healthcare. In April 2017, Manitoba introduced a vision for overhauling the province’s healthcare system, entitled Manitoba’s Health System Transformation. This multi-year project, intended to bolster healthcare coordination and reduce costs, has involved cuts, closures, and massive restructuring. While this project was sold as a rationalization that would improve efficiency, it has demoralized the province’s healthcare workers and has compromised the care they are able to provide.
August 25, 2023
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – Manitoba research, published in 2017 in collaboration with Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, suggests that the costs of the landfill search for Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran are dwarfed by the spiritual, emotional, social and economic costs of ongoing inaction to prevent MMIWGTS+ and to seek justice for families. Fixation on the search costs distracts from these much, much larger costs.