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Liberals Would Reduce Barriers on Immigration to Manitoba

September 26, 2011 8:49 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Jon Gerrard (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba Liberals would make it easier for applicants to the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP) to settle in the province.

Under the current law, immigrants must show proof of $10,000 worth of assets. The rule is intended to ensure their successful settlement. Manitoba families previously had the option to create a trust fund in Canada to meet this financial requirement, but this was recently revoked.

The Liberals would reverse this decision by the NDP, allowing families to create trust funds for their loved ones to settle in Manitoba.

“I have seen first hand the frustration that the NDP’s decision has caused,” said Tyndall Park Liberal candidate Roldan Sevillano. “Manitoba families want to extend that extra measure of support to their loved ones but the NDP government has prevented them from doing so.”

Liberal leader Jon Gerrard will spend the rest of his day campaigning in River Heights.