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Manitoba’s Restaurant Industry Pleased with Budget

May 31, 2016 4:34 PM | News

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WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s restaurant industry says Tuesday’s provincial budget is a step in the right direction.

Dwayne Marling, Restaurants Canada Manitoba — Saskatchewan vice-president, says it’s also unsurprisingly modest in its approach.

“But we’re pleased with his (Finance Minister Cameron Friesen’s) promise to index tax brackets and basic personal exemptions. These changes send a strong positive message to Manitobans.”

Marling says the budget should increase consumer confidence, which will support a growing economy that will benefit restaurants, bars, caterers, and all Manitobans.

“We look forward to working with the government to reduce the red tape that bumps up costs for not only the government of Manitoba, but also for businesses, community groups, and not-for-profit organizations.”

There are approximately 42,300 people directly employed within Manitoba’s restaurant industry.