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