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Manitoba Files Separate Court Action Over Federal Carbon Tax, Seeks Review

Manitoba Files Separate Court Action Over Federal Carbon Tax, Seeks Review

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media after the reading of the throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government has filed its own court challenge of the federal government’s carbon tax, following similar moves by Ontario and Saskatchewan.

In documents filed in Federal Court on Wednesday, the Manitoba government seeks a judicial review to quash the federal tax on the grounds it exceeds Ottawa’s constitutional authority.

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Government, Opposition Fighting Could Lead to Snap Election in Manitoba

Government, Opposition Fighting Could Lead to Snap Election in Manitoba

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks at a press conference during the Council of Federation meetings in Edmonton on July 18, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson)

WINNIPEG — There’s a game of chicken of sorts happening at the Manitoba legislature where a fight over a budget bill is creating uncertainty over a promised tax cut and raising the possibility of an early election.

Premier Brian Pallister’s Progressive Conservative government introduced an omnibus budget bill this spring that includes a cut to the provincial sales tax. It was promised by the Tories in the 2016 election campaign and would drop the PST to seven per cent from eight as of July 1.

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Manitoba Premier Gets Proof of Payment on Taxes Owed on Costa Rica Home

Manitoba Premier Gets Proof of Payment on Taxes Owed on Costa Rica Home

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister arrives at the first ministers’ meeting in Montreal on Friday, December 7, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has produced evidence that he has, after a year of controversy on the subject, paid a luxury tax he owed on his vacation home in Costa Rica.

Pallister showed The Canadian Press this week a document from a treasury department worker in the Costa Rica province of Guanacaste, where his vacation home is located and owned under a corporation called Finca Deneter Doce Sociedad Anonima.

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Most Manitobans Agree with PST Reduction: Survey

Most Manitobans Agree with PST Reduction: Survey

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media following the delivery of Manitoba’s 2019 budget, at the Legislative Building in Winnipeg, Thursday, March 7, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG — A newly-released poll shows the Progressive Conservatives’ decision to drop the provincial sales tax by one percentage point by this summer was a popular move.

Probe Research found six in 10 Manitobans and two-thirds of businesses agree it was the right choice by the Pallister government to fulfil a 2016 election promise.

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Manitoba Premier Says He Plans to Give Opponents a Heads-Up Before Any Election

Manitoba Premier Says He Plans to Give Opponents a Heads-Up Before Any Election

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media after the reading of the throne speech at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has eased speculation of an imminent election by saying he plans to give his opponents a heads-up before calling voters to the polls.

The Progressive Conservative premier has hinted for months that he may call an election before the currently scheduled date of Oct. 6, 2020. Following separate meetings with NDP Leader Wab Kinew and Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont on Monday, Pallister said he would give them a 90-day notice of an election “if possible.”

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Rare Get-Together of Manitoba Party Leaders Amid Election Speculation

Rare Get-Together of Manitoba Party Leaders Amid Election Speculation

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont speaks to media outside the legislature after the provincial throne speech was read at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg on November 21, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has invited the two opposition party leaders to a meeting on Monday amid speculation about an early election call.

Pallister’s office and the official Opposition New Democrats aren’t commenting on the get-together.

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister Drops New Hint of Early Election Call

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister Drops New Hint of Early Election Call

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media following the delivery of Manitoba’s 2019 budget, at the Legislative Building in Winnipeg, Thursday, March 7, 2019. Pallister has dropped another strong hint that he will call an early election. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has dropped another hint that he may call an early election.

Pallister says he has heard from many people who don’t want politics to interfere with Manitoba’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2020.

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End of Campaign Expense Rebates in Manitoba; Less Public Subsidy for Parties

End of Campaign Expense Rebates in Manitoba; Less Public Subsidy for Parties

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister speaks to media following the delivery of Manitoba’s 2019 budget, at the Legislative Building in Winnipeg, Thursday, March 7, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is eliminating a public subsidy for political campaign expenses such as advertising, office rent, transportation and staff wages.

An omnibus budget bill introduced in the legislature would do away with a rebate that reimburses provincial parties and individual candidates 50 per cent of their general campaign expenses. The rebate has been available to any party or candidate that receives at least 10 per cent of the popular vote.

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