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The Canadian Taxpayers Federation wants an all-party committee to review provincial spending and identify areas for savings within the provincial budget.
To "sweeten the pot" and encourage co-operation, the group offered today to provide the doughnuts for the committee’s meetings.
"Getting all three parties to co-operate isn’t as far-fetched as some sceptics may think," said the federation’s Manitoba director, Colin Craig.
"When the Canadian Taxpayers Federation met individually with each party and raised the idea, all three expressed willingness to working together."
According to the group’s calculations, had the NDP government capped spending for inflation and population growth since coming to power in 1999, it would have saved $8.9-billion.
This could have been used to eliminate the government’s core debt ($6.4-billion) and provide $2.5-billion in tax relief for Manitobans (over $2,000 per Manitoban), the CTF said.