Crumbling bridges... potholes the size of Olympic swimming pools... according to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Canada’s “infrastructure deficit” is in excess $123 billion dollars....Read More
We often hear doom and gloom scenarios in Canada when it comes to our nation’s aging population.
Whether we’re talking about longer health care waiting lists due to a wave of baby boomers...Read More
What’s going on right now in Alberta is truly sad. A once proud economic gem of a province is being ravaged by incompetent provincial government policy decisions.
While it’s true Alberta’s...Read More
As city council prepares to examine its planned 4.7 per cent property tax increase for 2017, two questions come to mind when considering the possibility of a tax freeze.
First, can city...Read More
City council finally seems to be getting the message loud and clear – Calgary families are hurting and can’t afford more property tax hikes.
If you haven’t contacted your councillor yet,...Read More
The British economist John Maynard Keynes is frequently referenced by politicians who want to provide an intellectual justification for increasing public spending and running chronic deficits....Read More
My father, Ernest C. Manning spent almost his entire adult life in politics – 33 years as a member of the Alberta legislature, 25 of those as premier, and 13 years as a member of the Canada’s...Read More
Across Canada, the narrative that municipalities are severely underfunded and simply require additional taxing powers continues to receive significant attention.
Something that doesn’t...Read More
If you don’t like big property tax increases, try sharing a new Manning Centre report with your local mayor and council.
In Municipal Efficiencies: Examples of Cost-Saving Initiatives from...Read More