Manitoba Votes 2023: NDP wins majority government, Wab Kinew Becomes The 1st First Nations Premier in Manitoba history – October 4, 2023
Some of his government spending campaign promises include the following:
Kinew ran heavily on health care, promising to reopen three emergency rooms in Winnipeg and hire hundreds of more doctors, nurses and paramedics.
Manitoba’s premier-elect made health care a focal point of his victory speech.
During the campaign, the Manitoba NDP also promised to temporarily cut the gas tax and freeze hydro rates for Manitobans for a year.
Clearly cutting government spending isn’t on Wab Kinew’s wish list, which equates to more consumer price inflation for the people of Manitoba. Regarding health care professionals. The province of Manitoba continues to face a significant nursing shortage, with more than 2,800 vacancies as of August 2023.
Regarding Doctors, Manitoba would need 405 more doctors to be on par with the Canadian average of 246 physicians per 100,000 residents, which is still a low number. Regarding Paramedics, 20 to 25 per cent of ambulances are out of service at any given time due to staff shortages. Average wait times are really bad in Manitoba.
Should be added that Manitoba is a resource rich province, however POLITICS have stunted the economic growth of it’s mining industries. What separates Alberta from other provinces is PRODUCTION.
What I’m getting at here, is that there is little INCENTIVE to move to Manitoba, the way their current economy is structured, this is the problem with Milquetoast Conservatives who kick the can down the road.
In Alberta, you’ll notice their Conservatives have to constantly fight for their jobs, you don’t see this same fight in Manitoba, which leads to the NDP sounding more appealing to voters.
Wab Kinew is now in a very good position to a lot of long term economic damage to Manitoba, he’s First Nations, so what I anticipate will happen is pushing back against him will be considered RACIST, his platform is based on spending, I remind anyone reading this interest rates are 7.2% and Manitoba’s current public deficit is around $363 million.
Manitoba mines produce a variety of mineral resources from base and precious metals such as nickel, copper, zinc and gold and specialty metals like cesium. In addition, Manitoba’s industrial minerals include dolomite, spodumene, silver, gypsum, salt, granite, limestone, lime, sand and gravel.
I don’t see anything about Wab Kinew wanting to grow the PRIVATE SECTOR which actually pays the taxes. Most people think that because as an example the public servants pay taxes that they’re tax payers, they’re not, government pays the public sector by taxing the PRIVATE SECTOR, this is why whenever governments cut taxes, shrink government and cut REGUALTIONS, more revenue comes into government coughers, because the lower regulatory and tax environment, attracts PRIVATE capital, that otherwise will RFUSE to do business in Manitoba.
Anyway congrats to Wab Kinew
Interesting times ahead!