Manitoba - Commentaries
Ottawa ignores Manitoba’s carbon tax wake-up call
October 22, 2018Ottawa experienced a traumatic event when Manitoba rejected the carbon tax, but the feds are in denial. It’s as if Ottawa had a heart attack and then promptly fried up a pan of bacon. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to pause and take the pulse of Canadians regarding the carbon tax.
Pallister smart to change course as carbon-tax circumstances change
October 09, 2018Everyone is shocked that Premier Brian Pallister now opposes a carbon tax. We shouldn’t be. The carbon tax was built on a flawed foundation, but circumstances have undermined it to the point of collapse.
Businesses shouldn’t get corporate welfare, especially when they don’t need it
October 05, 2018And yet, despite that emphatic lack of necessity, the two levels of government are combining to pour $45 million into the project. In fact, over time, the government largess has grown. The current commitment is $20 million more than governments were promising two years ago when True North said it didn’t need the money “one bit.”
Manitoba needs to cancel its corporate welfare credit card
September 17, 2018Like an overly enthusiastic shopper with a maxed-out credit card, the Manitoba government is on a corporate welfare spending spree that it simply can’t afford.
Time to investigate the gravity of scandalous waste
August 23, 2018It’s funny to wonder how many apples fell on heads before one sparked Isaac Newton’s curiosity about gravity. Here’s a less humorous question: when will a Manitoba scandal spark the curiosity of a provincial politician?
Truckers getting carbon tax ticket while big emitters get a pass
August 22, 2018The carbon tax must be making Manitoba truckers feel like they’re getting pulled over and fined, even though they’re just doing their jobs, while corporate-types race by and get a friendly wave from government.
Beer drinkers cast doubt on carbon taxes
June 26, 2018Manitobans escaping the city and heading to the lake need two things: a full tank of gas and a cold case of beer. Carbon-tax advocates want to change the gas-tank-filling part of that summer tradition. They say increasing the cost of fuel with a carbon tax will reduce consumption and lower emissions. But that cold case of beer in the trunk tells a different story.
Province has “no idea” what’s happening with taxes
April 02, 2018So have faith all ye weary and heavy laden taxpayers, ask not how or when tax relief will come, but ease your minds that all will be well in the end. Of course, there are always a few abominable apostates who prefer facts from budgets rather than partisan orthodoxy, so let’s double check.
The decline and fall of Crocus is a warning against government investment funds
February 15, 2018Governments have to the resist the temptation to get into the business of business whether the siren call comes from the federation of labour or the chamber of commerce.