There are many Province of Manitoba News Releases on the Province's website
which state that the Province of Manitoba determined and controlled the number of
students allowed into the Faculty of Medicine and was involved in setting portions
of the curriculum and was involved in setting the admissions criteria, and paid
the U of M many millions of dollars extra each year, to be able to have that
control over the Faculty of Medicine. The purpose was so that Manitoba could
obtain more Manitoba trained doctors in the areas the Provincial Government
wanted them trained in. That is a classic partnership arrangement; you pay money
to gain control, and you use that control to cause the enterprise to do what you
want it to do for your benefit.
Below are just two examples of the Provincial Government News Releases, you can
find dozens more on their website.