By The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is to release its annual budget on March 11.
Premier Brian Pallister says the budget will continue to move the province toward balanced books after a decade of deficits.
The Tories are predicting a deficit of $350 million for the current fiscal year, which ends next month, and have promised to be in the black by 2022-23.
Pallister says the budget will include specific initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, although he won’t reveal details.
Pallister hasn’t said whether the budget will include a new carbon tax.
The province is fighting the federal government’s tax, which is to rise to $50 a tonne in 2022, and wants to introduce its own tax at a lower rate.