Jun 4, 2014
Photo: Plonq/flickr

The high cost of low taxes and urban sprawl

Lynne Fernandez
Winnipeg's long tax freeze is responsible for our inability to cope with our crumbling infrastructure, and this tax-increase aversion is in stark contrast to other Canadian cities.
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Manitoba's Proactive Investigation of TFW Employers "a model for the rest of Canada."

Since 2009, Manitoba has conducted regular, proactive, "sting" investigations of TFW employers, uncovering high levels of non-compliance with provincial labour law. Systemic violation of labour standards by TFW employers uncovered by these audits shows abuse is not a rare occurrence and workers are (understandably) not speaking out.


May 26, 2014
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Municipal budgets: You get what you pay for

Ian Hudson
When asked "what should the city do for its citizens?" Winnipeg's answer has been "less." Given the city's unwillingness to tax citizens, it's not surprising that it has little money to spend.
May 25, 2014

Twelve Canadians: Fracking

The Green Planet Monitor
The voices of anti-fracking campaigners in New Brunswick and Alberta.
May 15, 2014

Twelve Canadians: Social Enterprise

The Green Planet Monitor
Winnipeg's Social Enterprise Centre is boosting skills, generating employment and promoting community in Winnipeg's gritty north end.


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