Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Worst idea ever

I thought the CTF's job was to reduce duplication. Craig wants to create an "all-party committee to review provincial spending”. Great idea. Except for one thing. We've got one already. It’s called the committee of supply. You know the one that's part of the estimates process. The one that's been around forever and sits every year.

I can’t believe I’m going to say this but can we have Adrienne back.

COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY - Committee comprised of all Members of the Assembly chaired by the Deputy Speaker. This Committee meets to consider the Spending estimates of all government departments.

The Committee of Supply does have the ability to defeat a supply resolution, or entertain a proposal to reduce its amount.

1 comment:

  1. I love the bit at the end of the piece in the Freep where he's credited with stating that had the Province limited spending to the rate of inflation it would have saved every Manitoban $2,000 a year.

    A single earner family of four, income of $60K is already saving more than that.

    In addition to having less $$$ in our pockets, under his scenario what else would ne not have?
    Floodway? Nurses? Cops? MTS Centre? Kenaston Underpass? How many miles of highway?

    Anything else?