MP reacts to the liberals’ ‘fiscal snapshot’

MP reacts to the liberals’ ‘fiscal snapshot’Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen issued the following statement following the liberal "fiscal snapshot" that confirmed the liberals are running a deficit of more than $343 billion a net federal debt of over $1 trillion: "Under the Trudeau liberals, Canada finds itself in the most challenging economic situation since the great depression, with the highest peacetime…

Taxpayers Federation sounding the alarm as federal debt nears $1 trillion 

Taxpayers Federation sounding the alarm as federal debt nears $1 trillion OTTAWA, ON: Canadian Taxpayers Federation Federal Director Aaron Wudrick released the following statement in response to the federal economic and fiscal snapshot: “The federal debt is about to hit $1,000,000,000,000, according to the federal fiscal update, and Canadians should be alarmed. “Unfortunately, Ottawa doesn’t seem to have a plan to manage this deep dive into…

Soliciting donations raises a question

Letter writer questions necessity of donations at Concerts in the Park.

Soliciting donations raises a question  Large kudos to Concerts in the Park They are given without prejudice, and in grateful acknowledgment of the work required to make the event occur. There was one exception to the evenings’ events that caused myself and, in later discussions with some other concert goers, that caused a much-detracted enjoyment of the performers. A…

Writer suggests painting flags for Manitoba’s 150th

Next year the Province of Manitoba will celebrate its 150th anniversary of the founding of the Province.

Writer suggests painting flags for Manitoba’s 150thNext year, 2020, will be celebrated by the Province of Manitoba as the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Province. How will we, in Portage la Prairie, acknowledge this? Check the latest Statistics Canada census results (2016). Portage la Prairie had 12, 949 folks in the reporting boundary of the municipality. Of this total,…

City appointment process questioned

City appointment process questioned  Open letter to Portage la Prairie mayor Dear Mayor Ferris, I see, from the Agenda of February 26th council meeting, that a person will be appointed to the library board in place of one who resigned. I do not question the qualifications of the appointee as I have no idea of them. I have…