Manitoba's 150th, Harm Reduction in Manitoba

Updated: May 9, 2019

It was another week with another weird announcement from the Pallister government. 

On Tuesday, the PCs announced funding for Manitoba’s 150th celebration.

The PCs announced a bunch of infrastructure patch-up work like fixing up gravel roads, paving shoulders at intersections in rural Manitoba, and drainage work.

This is basic stuff that the government should be doing all the time.

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Fountain repair on province's 150th birthday list

This money could have been used to showcase Manitoba’s arts community.

If you recall, this past February, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra asked for help from the province to repair the acoustical shell at the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall. The shell has been described as being in “disastrous” shape. So much so, that musicians can’t even hear each other playing. 

CBC MANITOBA: Winnipeg symphony looks to province for $2.6M in repairs for 'disastrous' acoustical shell

MANITOBA’S ECONOMY

Three years ago, I wrote an article warning that this government’s policies would shrink the economy. 

At the time, I said that if the Pallister government tried to cut spending by $900-million without investing it, it would shrink Manitoba’s $60-billion economy by 1.5%.

Premier Pallister has cut $600-million. The economy has shrunk by 1%.

I don’t always agree with Tom Brodbeck from the Winnipeg Sun, but when he’s right, he’s right. 

In a recent article, Mr. Brodbeck points out how this government is cherry picking data to paper over their dismal economic record.

WINNIPEG SUN: Data shows Manitoba economy has been sluggish

HARM REDUCTION IN MANITOBA.


SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON HEALTH CARE SPENDING


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