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Manitoba’s Fuel Tax Holiday Could Start Jan. 1

October 31, 2023 4:34 PM | News

Adrien Sala

Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew looks on as Adrien Sala, Minister of Finance, is sworn-in by Lt. Gov. Anita Neville at a swearing-in ceremony in Winnipeg, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba drivers could be paying less for fuel beginning January 1.

That’s when the provincial NDP government is hoping to start a fuel-tax holiday to help motorists with inflation.

The NDP campaigned on the promise to relieve Manitobans at the pumps for a period of at least six months.


Finance Minister Adrien Sala says a bill will be put before the legislature to start the tax holiday on New Year’s Day.

Premier Wab Kinew has also tasked Sala with maintaining a 50 per cent reduction in education property taxes enacted by the former Progressive Conservative government, but he is not promising to phase out the tax completely as the Tories had pledged.

— With files from The Canadian Press