Report Card: C- Colin Craig
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This article was published 26/03/2009 (5058 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
IF you like high taxes and high levels of spending, you’ll love budget 2009.
Manitobans will again pay some of the highest personal income tax rates in Canada. The modest personal income tax relief planned for 2010 has been cancelled.
Given the economic slowdown, no one was expecting massive income tax relief, but a five-year schedule to address the problem would have been a step in the right direction.
While Manitoba families are watching their pennies, the government has again increased spending above the rate of inflation. Since 1999, spending has now increased by 69 per cent — more than double the combined rate of inflation and population growth. It’s time for a serious review of government expenditures.
Colin Craig is the Manitoba Director — Canadian Taxpayers Federation