Spending Increases

The stimulus spending myth

By now most swing voters in Manitoba have made up their minds to vote for somebody other than the NDP, and are reviewing their options among the remaining parties. If there are any non-diehard NDPers that are still leaning towards voting for the incumbents, it may be because they buy the NDP’s message that we…

Tax Cumulative

The cost of bracket creep in Manitoba

On April 30, the Manitoba provincial government will present its budget for the coming fiscal year. You can be sure that within the budget package the government will trumpet the tax savings that it has bestowed on Manitoba wage earners over the years. You can be equally sure that there will be no mention of…

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Phil Sheegl’s Buyout

It was the biggest event of the year. More highly anticipated than the civic election. More exciting than the launch of the Journey To Churchill exhibit. More compelling than the opening of the Canadian Museum For Human Rights. It was the release of the City of Winnipeg 2013 compensation disclosure report, and it happened today.…

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Manitoba Hydro: Finally figuring it out.

For years Manitoba Hydro has been promoting energy efficiency through its Power Smart program. They paid for numerous TV ads, they had a trade-in program for LED Christmas lights, they sent me not one but TWO packages of CFL light bulbs, and if I stop procrastinating and finally get around to insulating my attic, they…

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How much money are the Bombers going to lose?

After raking in a healthy $2.3 million profit in 2011, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers posted a disappointing $758k loss in 2012. I don’t know what the income statement will total in 2013 but I know that there will be some big differences from last year’s. Nothing has anything has never stopped me from speculating, so…