It’s rare another political party releases their opponent’s platform, but here we are.
On August 29, Manitoba PC leader Brian Pallister outlined the provincial NDP’s platform. However, Pallister didn’t mince words when it came to the NDP’s leader, Wab Kinew.
“Mr. Kinew’s inexperience is showing, and it is Manitobans who will pay this price for his risky promises.”
Those “risky promises” include two hours of free parking around hospitals, providing free menstrual products for students, and re-opening ERs.
Pallister claimed in order for Kinew to instate these promises – which include decreasing the cost of education, creating an obstetrics unit in Flin Flon, and opening safe injection sites – is by “hiking the PST by two percentage points to nine per cent”
According to Pallister, the NDP would raise taxes by over $2,500 “for a massive new $2.1 billion
deficit within four years.” Pallister stated, “In order to avoid punishing Manitobans with a $2.1 billion deficit in the fourth year of their mandate, the NDP would need to increase the PST by two percentage points to pay for their vote-buying promises.”
Pallister claims the PC’s $2020 Tax Rollback Guarantee would save the average Manitoban $2,020 over four years.
For a list of Pallister’s projections of the NDP’s provincial plan, see the link below.