Government money to help businesses, families
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This article was published 23/05/2021 (737 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Our PC government recently announced an increase in its budget for the Manitoba Bridge Grant and a fourth round of up to $5,000 payments for eligible businesses and organizations to help protect them through the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This brings the total program investment to $286 million, which is $86 million above the province’s original commitment of $200 million. The province also announced an additional $2,000 top-up for restaurants in addition to the $5,000 Manitoba Bridge Grant payment to help cover the costs of food waste, employee wages, maintenance or insurance.
We are delivering on our commitment to making life more affordable for working families by our most recent announcement of up to $1.9 million to support and protect families and early learning and child-care facilities affected by the new move to remote learning in Winnipeg and Brandon as part of the province’s public health measures.
“Our government is taking strong action to protect Manitobans from the spread of COVID-19 and we recognize the significant impacts of these measures” Families Minister Squires said in her recent announcement.
It was noted that these facilities in Winnipeg and Brandon will experience reduced attendance as schools move to remote learning which could affect more than 10,000 school-aged spaces. Parents of children in these spaces will not be expected to pay child-care fees during this time. This announcement was welcomed by the early learning child-care sector as well as the affected families of these children.
Following a competitive tendering process, our government has signed a memorandum of understanding with Xplornet Communications to connect more than 125,000 unserved or underserved Manitobans to reliable, high-speed internet services. This agreement will provide broadband services to nearly 30 First Nations, and approximately 270 rural and northern communities, many of which are located in areas within the Red River North Constituency. This agreement makes use of an existing resource already in place that will help protect Manitobans and advance connectivity between Manitobans and communities throughout the province.
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Red River North constituency report
Jeff Wharton is the PC MLA for Red River North.