Honouring a gutsy young man
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This article was published 29/10/2021 (578 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
It’s almost the end of October, and another year is quickly coming to an end. I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. October always brings about another legislative session, and this year was no exception. However, this past session, which saw some bills pass and legislation debated, lasted just a couple of weeks.
During the session, we passed legislation that was needed to finalize Budget 2021 and continue the effort of making life more affordable for Manitobans, while providing financial support in the fight against COVID-19.
The Budget Implementation and Tax Statutes Amendment Act, 2021 (BITSA), will establish a private sector-led economic development agency and set out the mandate, powers, and responsibilities for Invest Manitoba to facilitate and encourage economic development in Manitoba and to provide advice to the government about economic policy and incentives for economic development.
BITSA will also exempt personal services from retail sales tax, including hair services and haircuts, non-medical skin and esthetician services, body modifications and spa services; it will reduce payroll taxes for Manitoba’s small and medium-sized businesses, resulting in $9.7 million in savings benefiting 1,100 employers and exempting 240 employers entirely; it will improve the interactive digital media tax credit and small business venture capital tax credit; extend the cultural industries printing tax credit and community enterprise development tax credit; adjust the deadline for the frequent filming bonus for the film and video production tax credit; make the book publishing tax credit permanent; and establish a new teaching sxpense tax credit to top up the federal tax credit.
During the recent session, I also had the honour of presenting a private member’s statement highlighting the incredible work of a young man in the Seine River constituency.
At the age of six, Nathaniel Brown began his fundraising initiatives by selling lemonade and cookies in his neighbourhood. Now, at the age of 10, Nathaniel participates in the annual Gutsy Walk to raise awareness and funds for Crohn’s disease and colitis and is one of this year’s honorary co-chairs, alongside his father, Kyle.
Nathaniel raised a total of $3,080 and completed 50 laps in total on his bike, scooter, and even backwards on his go-kart. As a family, the Browns have raised just under $10,000 for Crohn’s and Colitis Manitoba. I would like to extend thanks to the Browns and all the other inspiring individuals out there who are making meaningful contributions to their community.
Halloween is just around the corner, and I want to extend my best wishes to all the ghosts, goblins, and witches — have a safe and happy Halloween.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out and contact my constituency office at janice.seineriverMLA@mymts.net or 204-794-8079.
Seine River constituency report
Janice Morley-Lecomte is the PC MLA for Seine River.