Mayors from across Canada are in Winnipeg this week and they will continue their efforts to get more funding from the upper levels of government. But are cities doing anything to save money?
The Manning Centre offered municipalities an opportunity to share how they are cutting costs without cutting services, althuogh Winnipeg didn’t respond. Here’s my conversation with John Whitaker of the Manning Centre in Calgary.
Following our conversation yesterday about whether or not we’d like to see the province overturn the cosmetic pesticide ban, I spoke with the president of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities, Chris Goertzen, whose organization is strongly in favour of relaxing some of the current regulations.
A few members of the medical profession think a tax on sugary drinks would reduce their consumption and help combat Canada’s obesity problem but that view isn’t shared by everyone. Natalie Riediger is assistant professor in the department of community health sciences at the University of Manitoba and she argues that such a tax wouldn’t help.