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Winnipeg Free Press: Asking candidates about a carbon tax problem

June 19, 2023 — 

A Winnipeg Free Press opinion piece by Robert Parsons from the I.H. Asper School of Business:

Federal byelections are now afoot within Manitoba, but none of the results will alter the balance of power. As such, the byelections can be less about politics or party policies, and more about how individual candidates may be able to perform the nitty-gritty grind of parliamentary work to practically assist the Manitobans they would represent.

A useful tool to evaluate prospective candidates for a particular job in any business can involve the use of a “test.” By this, what is meant is posing a problem very similar to what candidates would face in real circumstances. The technique is also useful for candidates to evaluate if they would really like the job if successful. In the case of the by-elections, I have a perfect “test” to pose to all the prospective candidates.

Read the full opinion piece here.

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