"More than anybody, the poor have a stake in quality public policy..."
I like this supposition, because it leads to a question I want to see asked over the next three or four years of NDP rule here....Can any of the poverty groups....Or better yet, can any of the lower class voters who always instinctively support the NDP claim that the last eight years of NDP policies have made their lives any better? Has poverty declined in Manitoba? If this is the party who looks out for the poor, how are they doing on that front?
Isn't it fair to be asking those questions at this point in the mandate? Let's get a little empirical evidence on the table to support the NDP claim of poverty fighters.
PS: I like a lot of Peter Holle's policy papers, however I think I'm always going to be just a little biased against him ever since our conversation years ago where he blasted the investment into the Millennium Library project on the grounds that the need for books was going to be disappearing relatively soon as people move towards more and more reading online.
Ah, probably not.
PPS: Good on the Winnipeg Free Press for putting more and more content online. I will read and link to your website when it isn't hiding behind subscriber walls.