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CCPA Releases Alternative Municipal Budget, Winnipeg 2018

June 20, 2018 at 1:35 AM

On June 19, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) Manitoba, released its Alternative Municipal Budget, Winnipeg 2018, a community response for a more greener and more equitable Winnipeg.

Government budgets are overwhelmingly complex, inaccessible documents. The Alternative Municipal Budget (AMB) is much simpler; it distills crucial elements of the actual budget into easier to digest sections. It educates, challenges and inspires.

The AMB explains where revenue comes from and how it is spent, and it provides background on expenditures, such as recreation, libraries, food security, procurement, housing, green spaces and Assiniboine Park, to name a few.

On the revenue side, it explains how the previous administration's 14-year tax freeze set our city back decades. It also looks at  what other cities around the world are doing and suggests ideas that haven't been considered yet in Winnipeg.

You can download the full report here.