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Throne Speech Should Address Poverty: MB Liberals

November 19, 2012 8:22 AM | News

Liberal leader Jon Gerrard (CHRISD.CA FILE)

As the Manitoba government prepares to deliver their throne speech this afternoon, the Manitoba Liberals say the government should address the province’s poverty issue.

“The NDP must invest in ways that will actually save taxpayer money in the future — such as reducing this year’s soaring Justice and CFS department costs that correspond with Manitoba’s high rates of poverty,” said Liberal leader Jon Gerrard.

The speech will open the second session of the 40th Manitoba legislature at approximately 1:10 p.m.

Gerrard also says the throne speech must further show practical ways of reducing poverty by an NDP commitment to regulate the price of milk in Northern Manitoba and to bring running water to thousands of Manitobans living without it.

— Staff