Manitoba Government Spending Rising Rapidly – May 13, 2013
With provincial government expenditures rising far in excess of inflation since 1999, Manitoba does not have a case for raising any of its taxes, which are among the highest in Canada. The province clearly has a spending problem, not a lack of revenue problem, and simply needs to manage spending in more innovative and smarter ways.
Will More Police Officers Solve Winnipeg’s Crime Issues? – May 25, 2011
Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz is fulfilling his pledge to hire more police officers, but recent data shows more police may not necessarily be the answer to Winnipeg’s crime problems.
$44 per Day: An Early Christmas for Winnipeg Taxi License Holders – December 3, 2009
When taxi shield holders ask for taxi fares to be raised, decision makers should consider the immense values already capitalised into market value of the licences, now approaching $400,000 in Winnipeg.
A Few Hot Summer Facts to Think About on Fresh Water Use in Canada — and the Rest of the World – July 28, 2009
As a percentage of available renewable resources, Canada withdraws less of its water each year than the overwhelming majority of countries in the world, including European nations such as Germany and France. Canada’s per capita water consumption is high, but is sustainable in light of our large natural supply of freshwater.
Winnipeg’s Low Property Taxes and Municipal Revenue – March 16, 2009
Winnipeg has surprisingly low taxes, user fees, higher government grants and overall revenue compared to other major Prairie cities.
Municipal Salary and Benefit Expense – June 6, 2008
This Frontier Charticle presents the percentage of expenditure that was declared as Salaries and Benefits in the Expenditure by Object sections of the municipalities’ 2005 financial statements.
Real City Crisis is Weak Asset Management – March 7, 2008
Asset management practice within Canadian local government remains an optional extra.
Municipal Tax and Municipal Tax Reliance – February 15, 2008
Frontier's Local Government Frontiers Project collected various financial data from Canada's 30th largest cities in 2007. This Charticle presents the levels of taxation imposed collected divided by the number of households counted in each jurisdiction.
Competitive Tendering Saves Winnipeg 40% – September 25, 2007
What happens when a municipal service delivered by an in-house monopoly is exposed to competition?
Will “Sweep” Tactics Reverse Winnipeg’s Declining Police Effectiveness? – May 28, 2006
The City of Winnipeg's Police Service, strong on resources and manpower but short on results.
Winnipeg Police Performance Improves Slightly – June 1, 2002
In 2000, Winnipeg had the fourth highest level of police strength of Canadian cities, at 176 officers per 100,000 population, a reduction of six from 1999's proportion.