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He's not my MLA. Ron Kostyshyn is.

Brad Wall will be glad Selinger won in MB. Selinger has been good for business in SK. Richardson's set up a canola crushing plant in Yorkton a few years back. Richardson's wanted to place that plant in western Manitoba, but due to unfriendly NDP policies, chose to move it to Yorkton, That is just one small example of why SK is booming and Manitoba is begging.

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Actually, Manitoba is also booming...and last I checked, the Headquarters for James Richardson and Sons was still in Winnipeg.

Smallc, it amazes me how little you truly know. Yes Jr is a Manitoba company. Makes you wonder why they would set up shop in Yorkton, when they really wanted to set up in western Manitoba.

If Manitoba is booming, Manitoba shouldn't have to rely on transfer payments.

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If Manitoba is booming, Manitoba shouldn't have to rely on transfer payments.

If you knew anything about transfer payments, you'd know that the above is nonsense. And the other thing you keep talking about is going to require some proof. There are Pioneer facilities throughout Manitoba.

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If you knew anything about transfer payments, you'd know that the above is nonsense. And the other thing you keep talking about is going to require some proof. There are Pioneer facilities throughout Manitoba.

Contact JR. Ask them why they chose to put a canola crushing plant in Yorkton instead of Manitoba. I know the facts, you don't. You are again just blowing hot air.

As for transfer payments, explain to me genius, why some provinces receive them while others don't?

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Contact JR. Ask them why they chose to put a canola crushing plant in Yorkton instead of Manitoba. I know the facts, you don't. You are again just blowing hot air.

I only asked for proof, and provided context.

As for transfer payments, explain to me genius, why some provinces receive them while others don't?

Because some provinces have a theoretical ability to raise more tax revenue based on the size of their economy, their population, and where the average tax rates are located. A province can be booming and still be below the average. Pre recession, from 2006 to 2008, Manitoba had an economy that was either the fastest or near the tastes growing each year. Currently, we are growing above the average rate.

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Contact JR. Ask them why they chose to put a canola crushing plant in Yorkton instead of Manitoba. I know the facts, you don't. You are again just blowing hot air.

As for transfer payments, explain to me genius, why some provinces receive them while others don't?

2 rail lines and highway 16. That's why louis Dreyfus is there too. Also dead centre of canola country. Bunge has comparable ones in Manitoba.

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Since MB is doing so great, I expect they will be declining that extra federal cash any day now.

In any case, with that boom they will now be able to afford to pay workers a decent wage, which will increase federal taxes generated, which will reduce their longterm dependence on other provinces hard work.

I know that the legions of proud Manitobawnaians look forward to this proud moment of independence.

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You do realize that Manitoba's dependence on equalization has actually been decreasing, I hope. Even when the Equalization portion of the transfers were increasing leading up to the recession, it was only because of the lag in data on economic performance.

I posted this on another site:

Using stats can data for populations and nominal GDP for 2008 (pre recession)...

Manitoba: 42 346 (have not)

Ontario: 45 186 (have not)

BC: 45 102 (have)

Saskatchewan: 64 528 (have)

Alberta: 81 173 (have)

Quebec: 39 061 (have not)

Newfoundland: 62 541 (have)

NWT: 118 087 !!!!

Manitoba really isn't doing that bad.

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