Tuesday, May 30, 2006

MB: Taxpayers soaked with red ink

The Manitoba Floodway project was projected to cost taxpayers $600-million. Yet a huge Tsunami of red ink has hit taxpayers hard. The cost has risen to $800-million and construction is nowhere near complete.

One of the main culprits for the tidal wave can be pinned squarely on the shoulders of the provincial government. It is the current NDP government who passed and continue to enforce the oppressive master labour and forced union labour agreements.

When will governments learn to embrace the free market and utilize public-private-partnerships (P3s)?

Tom Brodbeck of the Winnipeg Sun has a great column on the Floodway project.

3 comments:

Money Bags4Me said...

This Brodbeck article is a textbook example of NDP economic philoshophy in practice.

And it's what real reporting looks like. Good on him.

Robert McClelland said...

When will governments learn to embrace the free market and utilize public-private-partnerships (P3s)?

Most P3s end up costing the taxpayer far more in the long run (the gun registry is such an example). P3s are a Ponzi scheme type of nightmare and no sane person would recommend the government utilize them.

David MacLean said...

"most P3s" -- evidence please.

The gun registry is not a P3. EDS was contracted to design the database. They do not own a stake in the system.

I can only imagine what it would have cost if a government department decided to start doing major software engineering.

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