Pledges, promises, vows. Whatever you call them, party leaders were full of them Tuesday.
Here's a roundup of what was proposed to voters.
Posted: 20/08/2019 4:09 PM
The Manitoba Liberal Party pledged on Tuesday to eliminate poverty in Manitoba by 2024, a lofty goal party leader Dougald Lamont insisted was realistic.
Lamont said the Liberals would do it by instituting a minimum basic income, reforming Employment and Income Assistance, boosting the minimum wage from $11.35 to $15 per hour by 2021, and implementing a voluntary work program in the mould of then-U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Works Progress Administration from the 1930s. It's a set of ideas that would require a $700-million increase over current annual EIA spending, which is $600 million.
Posted: 20/08/2019 5:19 PM
Manitoba New Democrats would lift a government funding freeze on not-for-profit child-care programs and add 600 new public daycare spaces each year, if they formed government.
NDP Leader Wab Kinew made the pledge Tuesday while also promising to eliminate the huge wait list for child-care spots within a decade.
Posted: 20/08/2019 6:14 PM
The Manitoba Green party is pushing a sliding scale for child-care fees, vowing to add 2,000 spaces per year over the next decade.
On Tuesday, Green Leader James Beddome unveiled the party's plan if elected Sept. 10, which will theoretically eliminate the 16,000-name provincial child-care wait list.
Posted: 20/08/2019 6:28 PM
Manitoba's Progressive Conservatives would shine a spotlight on the local film and video production industry, promising $25-million more in tax credits over four years, if elected for a second act.
PC Leader Brian Pallister made the announcement Tuesday from a basketball court set up in Bell MTS Place, part of the set of a film being shot in Winnipeg titled Sudden Death 2.