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CAMPAGNE: MB: Raise the Basic Personal Amount

Every time the Manitoba government raises the minimum wage, guess what businesses do? Yes, they have to pass those higher labour costs on to you the consumer by raising prices.

CAMPAGNE: MB: End Bracket Creep

Manitoba is one of three provinces in Canada that has yet to protect taxpayers by indexing its tax system for inflation. Because the government has not made the change, Manitobans' incomes are secretly taxed each year by a back door form of taxation known as 'bracket creep.'


Manitoba already beating BC and Canada without carbon tax

November 17, 2017
WINNIPEG, MB: Even without a carbon tax, Manitoba is already showing strong results on environmental “potential indicators” identified by the provincial government, according to a report released today by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. View More


Pallister makes a bad carbon tax bet

November 06, 2017
Premier Brian Pallister is betting his carbon tax, that’s more than twice as high as Ottawa’s initial requirement, will mean the province can get away with paying a lower carbon tax later. Losing that bet could cost Manitobans millions. View More

The quest for pension reform starts with MLAs

October 30, 2017
It might be too nerdy to be the next Indiana Jones storyline, but, after years of searching, the long-lost, secret MLA pension annual report has been found. After dusting off the cover here’s what it shows: for every dollar MLAs contribute to their retirement fund taxpayers have to put in $2.79. View More

Premier crossed his fingers on tax referendum promise

September 27, 2017
Premier Pallister is now floating the idea of imposing a healthcare premium tax. The proposal is vague, but it’s a good bet it would cost Manitobans hundreds of dollars annually. That means Progressive Conservative health tax would probably be comparable to the NDP PST hike. View More


Manitoba's looming debt crisis

December 17, 2012

CTF Prairie Director Colin Craig discusses the causes of Manitoba's rapidly growing debt and the provincial government's seeming indifference to the problem.

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More taxes in 2012 Manitoba Budget

May 07, 2012

The 2012 Manitoba Budget brought in new tax increases for provincial taxpayers -- from an increase in gas taxes and fees to an expansion of the provincial sales tax.

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Too Many Holes in Bi Pole 3 Plan

October 26, 2009

A coalition of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation’s (CTF) Colin Craig, former United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee President Jim Collinson, Electrical Engineering Specialist John Roschuk and University of Manitoba Professor Emeritus Jim Graham released today an analysis on the recently proposed BiPole 3 routes. View More

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