OPINION – 6 Questions for a Hydro Public Enquiry

Dorothy DobbieThe People's Voice

WINNIPEG, MB. – I’m not ready for double or triple hydro rates, are you? It is not good enough to lie down quietly and accept that we and our kids and our kids’ kids and their kids after that are going to have to pay for the NDP debacle that is Hydro. The scandalous mismanagement…

Manitoba Soap Box: Reader’s Comments on Political Issues

The People's Voice

WINNIPEG, MB. – Manitoba Post is proud to be 100% independent, locally owned and operated. Our mission is to be your choice for the news that you can trust, that provides honest and accurate information and information that starts conversations. We want to engage Manitobans, entice you to become involved or to speak your mind.…

OPINION – We Need to Support Brian Pallister if we Care About Manitoba.

The People's Voice

WINNIPEG, MB. – We Manitobans are a perverse bunch. On the one hand, there is no Canadian more determined, more ingenious, more creative and resourceful. On the other hand, there are few more skeptical, willing to accept change and less supportive of efforts to promote self-reliance. Take my grandson, a self-proclaimed futurepreneur. He graduated this…

OPINION – Time to Change the Conversation in Manitoba

The People's Voice

WINNIPEG, MB. – Manitoba needs a public campaign of confidence building to encourage growth and investment. It is time to focus on the strengths of our people and the strength of our underlying economy, including its diversity. We need to boast about the fact that because we are small we are also nimble; getting things…

CentrePort – A Catalyst for Growth in Winnipeg

The People's Voice

WINNIPEG, MB. – CentrePort Canada is North America’s largest tri-modal inland port; a unique hub for the distribution of goods to North American and global markets. With 20,000 acres of prime industrial land in both the City of Winnipeg (CentrePort South) and the R.M. of Rosser (CentrePort North), CentrePort is a transformational project for Manitoba…

Dorothy Asks, “Should we Cut Corporate Taxes?”

The People's Voice

WINNIPEG, MB. – So all governments have to do is raise taxes to fill their coffers and reduce deficits, right? It’s not quite so simple. A guy name Kurt Hauser who writes for the Wall Street Journal has postulated that no matter what the top marginal personal income tax rate in the United States over…

Filtering out Fake News

The People's Voice

Winnipeg, MB – There is a lot of hand wringing about “fake news” these days — not that everyone knows precisely what this is. U.S. President Trump appears to think it is anything he doesn’t believe. The popular press think it is a conspiracy to replace the media. Both are no doubt correct to some…

OPINION – I’m Happy for Wab Kinew, but . . .

The People's Voice

Winnipeg, MB. – When the Manitoba NDP elected a new leader, I was frankly excited to see a young indigenous man step forward. He is not Manitoba’s first indigenous leader. Metis John Norquay, who was premier from 1878 to 1887, holds that honour. I am pretty sure I would like Wab Kinew if I met…

Battling the Canada Revenue Agency

The People's Voice

Winnipeg, MB. – Over the past few months, several reports of intimidation by CRA agents have been brought to my attention. The individual victims in most cases are very small business people or people in the middle class. This is of concern given that the new government has offered up $444 million to fight “tax…

The case against public ownership of business

The People's Voice

WINNIPEG, MB – Crown enterprises have a momentum that seems unstoppable. Citizens have the perception that they “own” the enterprise and that this is a matter for pride. Provincial Crowns pay no taxes, so the business may appear to have an advantage in profitability. (Looked at another way, however, government is actually losing tax revenue…