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CityNews Winnipeg: Manitobans voice their frustrations, as the MPI’s strike enters its third month

October 31, 2023 — 

Through this strike, questions are being asked if auto insurance should be privatized in Manitoba. but Julia Smith from the University of Manitoba’s Labour Studies department says privatization doesn’t necessarily lead to better services or jobs.

“At a personal note, I have lived in four provinces, B.C., Alberta, Ontario and Manitoba, two of which have a Crown Corporation providing auto-insurance, and two of which provide a free market, and my rates went up in both places where it was private,” said Julia Smith, Assistant Professor of Labour Studies, University of Manitoba.

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