Tories Begin Campaign with Promise to Roll Back PST to 7%

Tories Begin Campaign with Promise to Roll Back PST to 7%

Brian Pallister
Manitoba Conservative leader Brian Pallister is shown at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives touted their pledge to roll back the PST during the first official day of the provincial election campaign on Wednesday.

Leader Brian Pallister held a news conference in NDP leader Greg Selinger’s riding of St. Boniface to reaffirm his party’s commitment to reducing the PST from eight to seven percent.

Pallister said his party will make good on the promise within its first mandate.

“This is just one way that Manitobans, who have grown tired of paying more and getting less under the Selinger NDP, will see a change for the better,” Pallister said.

The Tories highlighted Selinger’s promise before the 2011 election of his party not raising the PST and then breaking their word in 2013.

“The Selinger NDP breaks promises, but we keep ours,” Pallister added.

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