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The Great Manitoba Budget Quiz

10 Questions
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  • 1. 
    Over the past 10 years, Manitoba’s annual revenues have grown by:
    • A. 

      20%

    • B. 

      31%

    • C. 

      36%

    • D. 

      51%

  • 2. 
    Over the past 10 years, Manitoba’s annual expenditures have grown by:
    • A. 

      19%

    • B. 

      31%

    • C. 

      48%

    • D. 

      54%

  • 3. 
    Over the past decade, Manitoba’s net debt has increased by:
    • A. 

      30%

    • B. 

      45%

    • C. 

      60%

    • D. 

      74%

  • 4. 
    How much did Manitoba spend on debt servicing in 2012-13?
    • A. 

      $420 million

    • B. 

      $650 million

    • C. 

      $815 million

    • D. 

      $1.1 billion

  • 5. 
    The Debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ratio is considered one of the best measurements of a government’s fiscal stability. This past year, Manitoba’s debt as a percentage of GDP was:
    • A. 

      14.2%

    • B. 

      2l.0%

    • C. 

      24.3%

    • D. 

      27.1%

  • 6. 
    Over the past decade, how many balanced budgets has Manitoba produced?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      2

  • 7. 
    One of the most intriguing statistical fiscal measurements is how much a government spends (on average) on each of its citizens. In 2012-13, how much money did Manitoba spend on programs per capita?
    • A. 

      $7,777

    • B. 

      $9,180

    • C. 

      $10,805

    • D. 

      $13,777

  • 8. 
    Does Manitoba receive more in federal transfer payments than any other province?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

  • 9. 
    Health care accounts for the largest single line of the provincial budget, more than any other individual department. How much of every dollar spent by the province is used to provide health care services?
    • A. 

      35 cents

    • B. 

      45 cents

    • C. 

      50 cents

    • D. 

      55 cents

  • 10. 
    Which of the following departments saw the largest percentage increase in funding over the past 10 years?
    • A. 

      Water Stewardship

    • B. 

      Education

    • C. 

      Health

    • D. 

      Justice