Report Card: B+ Dan Overall

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IN the knowledge economy, jurisdictions need to nurture and harness creativity to truly prosper. This government has done great things to build Manitoba's creative potential and this budget is no exception, but there is room for improvement.

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IN the knowledge economy, jurisdictions need to nurture and harness creativity to truly prosper. This government has done great things to build Manitoba’s creative potential and this budget is no exception, but there is room for improvement.

We still have a capital tax that penalizes business for investing. The fact that the government collected $40 million more on this tax than it intended shows it missed the boat. And we still have a payroll tax that penalizes business for investing in employees. An Ontario report says 30 per cent of that province’s jobs are "creativity-oriented" — requiring workers to "apply thinking and knowledge skills," rather than relying on routine procedures. Anybody know what that number is for Manitoba?

 

WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Dan Overall

Dan Overall, director of policy and communications Manitoba Chambers of Commerce

 

 

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