CFIB’s inaugural Manitoba Municipal Spending Watch report shows Manitoba’s 24 largest municipalities unnecessarily spent $412 million in 5 years.
The provincial government increased Manitoba's minimum wage by 25 cents to $10.70 per hour on October 1, 2014. Manitoba’s minimum wage is increasing far faster than economic conditions warrant. In the last ten years the minimum wage increased by 48% while inflation increased by only 18%. Manitoba continues to have the second highest provincial minimum wage in Canada.
Manitoba’s WCB is undergoing an Assessment Rate Model Review to determine the best way to set your premiums. New research suggests small businesses pay a disproportionate share of WCB costs as assessment premiums can cost your business more than the cost of your injury claims.