I talk this morning about the world’s largest axe in my column. I also reference an interesting study done by the province of Manitoba that shows New Brunswick in a favourable light (mostly). Beyond what I mention in the column there are some other interesting comparative charts in the Manitoba study worthy of review. Note: you have to scroll down after clicking on the link – it’s a long document.
The other comparisons include debt to GDP, increase in government spending, transfers, etc. The report also looks at the cost of living in each province at various income levels. Only Quebec has a lower cost of living than NB for a single person making $30,000 per year. When you get up to a family of four with a $60,000 income, there are five provinces with a lower cost of living. The methodology used seems quite sound.
Worth a look.