Read about Mr. Pallister’s failing plan according to the experts:
“The province has been sending the message that it is more concerned with protecting its own financial position than in helping many of its citizens who have been hurt through no fault of their own.”
“Austerity has failed as an economic strategy wherever and whenever it has been tried. The Pallister government is rowing against the tide of history, creating lasting damage for Manitobans to clean up for years to come.”
“Premier Brian Pallister's…dangerous plans to reduce non-essential government spending during this pandemic — such as laying off workers or reducing government pay to just two days a week — will badly damage our economy.”
"Typically, when you have a very large shock to the economy, governments will increase spending to act as a buffer and absorb some of the impact…When you start reversing that and look at economic cuts, it tends to exacerbate the problem.”
"It's a really big deal to ask the federal government to pick up the tab on public-sector salaries at the provincial level. That’s a huge ask."