Re: Interview ‘cursory and sycophantic’ (Letters, Jan. 3). The writer seems upset that the Free Press didn’t spend its interview with Greg Selinger slamming him. Despite the fact that Manitoba is a have-not province, it has not laid off workers, nor has it continually and stealthily cut services, like the feds have.
Fear reigns in the federal civil service. Despite fighting a multimillion-dollar flood and federal cuts to cost-sharing, Manitoba continues improving health care, education and infrastructure. The Sinclair inquiry shows Manitoba needs more social services, which will require more spending, not layoffs.
Selinger has hinted at a tax increase, which makes a lot more sense than layoffs and service cuts. When was the last time supermarkets and other private businesses did not raise prices? Wake up and smell the coffee.