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Budget Will Continue to Move Toward Balance: Manitoba Premier

February 28, 2020 12:29 PM | The Canadian Press

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By The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks with media at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Wednesday, September 11, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

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.

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