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The 2022 Winnipeg Alternative Municipal Budget is a community effort co-written by 27 authors from 18 community organizations. After two decades of austerity and two pandemic years, the City of Winnipeg is at a crossroads. Infrastructure is crumbling and services are facing cuts year after year. A housing crisis, heightened police violence, and the effects of climate change all loom large in Winnipeg.
The City of Winnipeg's financial problems preceded both COVID and the cuts under the current provincial government.
Alors que la pandémie de COVID-19 continue de perturber notre vie et de mettre à rude épreuve tous les systèmes dont nous dépendons, il est essentiel que tous les gouvernements fassent front commun pour piloter une reprise juste et équitable menée par les pouvoirs publics. Le Budget fédéral alternatif (BFA) présente les priorités politiques urgentes d’une relance postpandémique inclusive menée par les pouvoirs publics.
Cliquez ici pour le français The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Alternative Federal Budget (AFB), now in its 26th year, calls for urgent policy priorities that would ensure a publicly led, inclusive pandemic recovery. 
OTTAWA - Alors qu’un nouveau parlement minoritaire prend forme à Ottawa, le Budget fédéral alternatif (BFA) du Centre canadien de politiques alternatives (CCPA) présente les priorités politiques urgentes d’une relance postpandémique inclusive menée par les pouvoirs publics.
OTTAWA—With a new minority Parliament taking shape in Ottawa, the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ (CCPA) Alternative Federal Budget (AFB) advances urgent policy priorities that would ensure a publicly led, inclusive pandemic recovery.  “Now is not the time for penny pinching. It’s time to stay the course on turning what has been an extraordinary public policy intervention during the pandemic into a strong, public-led recovery that leaves no one behind,” says CCPA Senior Economist David Macdonald. 
Une version plus récente de ce rapport est disponible ici.
The CCPA has calculated how much of COVID-19 spending has come from the federal government and how much has come from the provinces. Overall, 92 per cent ($343 billion) of COVID-19 direct spending initiatives, excluding liquidity and unallocated funds, came from the federal government––compared to eight per cent ($31 billion) from provincial governments.
Illustration by Michael DeForge
It has been six months since we shut down the economy to all but essential activities in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. Federal and many provincial emergency measures introduced since then, though imperfect and unevenly available across Canada, have stabilized incomes and bought governments time to figure out what comes next.

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