Budget 2021 protects Manitobans
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This article was published 28/04/2021 (765 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Our PC government recently released Budget 2021, with a focus on protecting Manitobans and advancing Manitoba’s economy beyond the pandemic.
This budget commits to investing more per person on health care, education, and social services combined than any other province, increasing funding in these areas by nearly $1.5 billion.
We are delivering on our commitment to making life more affordable for working families through much-needed tax relief. We are moving forward with phasing out education property taxes for property owners, and will be rebating 50 per cent of education property taxes to residential and farm property owners (25 per cent per year). This will save an average home owner $1,100 over two years – leaving more money on the kitchen tables of Manitobans.
We are also eliminating the retail sales tax on personal services and lowering vehicle registration fees by 10 per cent to provide Manitobans with more tax relief. I’m excited about the investments we are making through Budget 2021. This budget will support more families and individuals in our community and help advance our province beyond the pandemic.
For more information on Budget 2021, please go to www.gov.mb.ca/budget2021/index.html
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On a local note, I would like to congratulate the East St. Paul Curling Club on being confirmed as host club of the 2023 provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts, scheduled for the last weekend of January 2023.
One year ago, the club was looking forward to announcing that it would host the 2021 tournament.
Unfortunately, that competition could not be held owing to the arrival of COVID-19 in Manitoba. I’m hopeful that the 2023 Scotties will move forward as planned.
Congratulations to the members of the host committee on their efforts and to the mayor and council for their hard work.
Please do not hesitate to contact or office for any issues or concerns you may have. My office can be reached at 204-641-2107 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Red River North constituency report
Jeff Wharton is the PC MLA for Red River North.