Youth jobs, Green Teams grants on tap
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This article was published 19/05/2021 (744 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
I’m pleased to highlight a recent provincial announcement of over $25 million to support more than 8,000 youth employment opportunities this summer through the new Manitoba Youth Jobs Program and existing Green Team grants.
The new $15 million Manitoba Youth Jobs Program will provide employers a 50 per cent subsidy on wages paid to eligible employees during the period of May 1 to Sept. 30 this year, with a maximum of up to $25,000 per employer.
We anticipate the program will help more than 2,000 Manitoba employers recover from the pandemic and create sustainable long-term, seasonal and short-term employment opportunities for more than 6,000 Manitoba youth.
We are also investing more than $10 million in Green Team grant programs to help an estimated 2,000 young Manitobans find summer employment and gain valuable work experience. This includes nearly $9 million for the Urban and Hometown Green Team program and more than $1 million for the Manitoba Parks Green Team.
Congratulations to the St. Norbert Art Centre, the St. Norbert Biz, the Mustangs Football Field, and the Sierra Leone Group, all of whom received Green Team grants. These community-based organizations provide youth with valuable work experience while earning an income.
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On April 29, we passed new legislation that became an important milestone in our ongoing efforts to lower Manitobans taxes.
The education property tax reduction act allows nearly $250 million in education property tax rebates to be distributed to Manitoba property owners this spring.
Residential and farm property owners would receive a 50 per cent education property tax rebate over the next two years (25 per cent this year and 25 per cent next year) and a 10 per cent rebate on other properties in 2021.
Rebates over the next few years will lead to the eventual elimination and removal of both the provincial education support levy and the school division special levy from annual property tax bills. This legislation will further provide a much-needed tax relief to Manitobans and their families.
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This past weekend was Mother’s Day, a day to honour and thank all the women who have helped shape us into the individuals we are today.
This year, Mother’s Day had a more non-traditional feel, as we are unable to gather and celebrate with family. Whether it was a phone call, Zoom visit or a delivered gift, with warm words of thanks, we celebrated our moms. Happy Mother’s Day.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact my constituency office by emailing janice.seineriverMLA@mymts.net or calling 204-794-8079.
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Janice Morley-Lecomte is the PC MLA for Seine River.