SJASD funding to increase by 8.1 per cent


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As the MLA representing Assiniboia, I am pleased to announce an increase in education funding for the 2023-24 school year in the St. James-Assiniboia School Division.

Our government is providing the SJASD with funding over $49.7 million, an increase of just over $3.7 million or 8.1 per cent over last year’s spending. I am thrilled that our Progressive Conservative government is once again increasing funding to support Manitoba students. Our government has always placed a high value on education for our children and every school division will see an average increase of 6.1 per cent this year.

Manitoba’s funding-per-pupil ratio is one of the highest in Canada and this year’s funding announcement will ensure that we maintain that position. This investment is higher than the projected rate of inflation and builds on historic investments made over the last two years.

While school divisions are funded by the Province of Manitoba, they are ultimately responsible for making spending decisions that best support their local needs.

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As many Manitobans are aware, our government announced a carbon tax relief fund at the end of January that will provide affordability cheques to help ease the financial burden caused by the rising federal carbon tax. Adult Manitoba tax-filers with an annual household-income threshold below $175,000 will receive $225 per individual while couples will receive $375 per couple. These payments will not be subject to income tax. Cheques began to be mailed out at the end of January but may take up to a month for people to receive them.

Following our promise from the November throne speech, our government will continue to strive to make life more affordable for Manitobans and will continue to look for new supports as they are needed.

In Budget 2022 we announced that we had exceeded our $2,020 tax rollback guarantee commitment worth savings of $2,400 per taxpayer. These savings were a result of lowering the retail sales tax by one per cent, indexing the basic personal amount and the personal income tax brackets, expanding the residential renters tax credit and through education property tax rebates.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to my constituency office by email at or by telephone at 204-615-6044.

Scott Johnston

Scott Johnston
Assiniboia constituency report

Scott Johnston is the PC MLA for Assiniboia.

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