Opinion



Every Manitoba homeowner recently received a nicely packaged gift: a school tax rebate averaging more than $400, just before summer holidays.

We all know about the perils of looking gift horses in the mouth, and this one is no exception. First, there is the most obvious con — it’s not a gift at all, but a loan. Why a loan? Because to make the “gift,” Premier Brian Pallister had to borrow the money, all $240 million of it, this year, and will need to borrow twice that amount next year.

Who…

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