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Store Hours to Be Expanded, PST Gone from Some Services: Manitoba Throne Speech

Store Hours to Be Expanded, PST Gone from Some Services: Manitoba Throne Speech

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Manitoba Legislature
The Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is promising to cut taxes, hire more health-care workers and boost its crime-fighting efforts in the coming year.

The priorities — most of which were promised by the Tories in the summer election campaign — are among dozens laid out in today’s throne speech at the legislature.

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Conservative Carbon Tax ‘Resistance’ Showing Cracks After Liberals Re-Elected

Conservative Carbon Tax ‘Resistance’ Showing Cracks After Liberals Re-Elected

By Michelle McQuigge and Shawn Jeffords, The Canadian Press

Justin Trudeau
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau makes an early morning campaign stop at a riding office in West Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

The so-called “resistance” force of Conservative premiers waging war against the carbon tax implemented by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau began showing cracks on Tuesday, following the Liberals’ re-election.

While some of the five provincial leaders who had publicly criticized or legally challenged the carbon tax maintained their attacks in the hours after voters elected a minority Liberal government, at least one appeared to back down.

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Conservatives Stoke Fear of NDP-Liberal Coalition as Scheer Pushes for Majority

Conservatives Stoke Fear of NDP-Liberal Coalition as Scheer Pushes for Majority

By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press

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Conservative leader Andrew Scheer gives the thumbs up as he and his wife Jill board the campaign plane in Ottawa, Monday, October 14, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA — Andrew Scheer is raising the spectre of a reckless, tax-and-spend Liberal-NDP coalition government to urge Canadians to hand the Conservatives a majority on Oct. 21.

The Conservative leader warned Monday that such a coalition would lead to out-of-control spending, “massive” new taxes and “endless deficits” that would drive away investment and throw thousands of Canadians out of work.

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Conservative’s Andrew Scheer Campaigning in Winnipeg

Conservative’s Andrew Scheer Campaigning in Winnipeg

Andrew Scheer
Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer and his wife Jill leave a campaign announcement in Surrey, B.C. on Sunday, September 15, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn)

WINNIPEG — Federal Conservative leader Andrew Scheer is in Winnipeg today as he campaigns on the Prairies to bolster support for his party.

It’s the second time during the election campaign that Scheer will have made a pitstop in the city.

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Leaders Look for Votes, Fire Up Base, at Start of Thanksgiving Weekend

Leaders Look for Votes, Fire Up Base, at Start of Thanksgiving Weekend

By Jordan Press, The Canadian Press

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Mary Agnes Welch at a cafe in Winnipeg on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — Party leaders hit the hustings at the start of the long weekend hoping to fire up their bases and their get-out-the-vote machines before turkeys are served on Thanksgiving tables — or drop on their chances at electoral success.

Justin Trudeau, Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh and Elizabeth May all spent time Saturday in areas of the country where their parties have been competitive in the past, or that are seen as key to their path for electoral success.

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Manitoba Premier Hints at Concession on Wage-Freeze Bill

Manitoba Premier Hints at Concession on Wage-Freeze Bill

By The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Manitoba PC leader and premier Brian Pallister speaks during a press conference in Winnipeg on August 26, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is hinting at a possible olive branch to public-sector unions, which are going to court to fight a government-mandated wage freeze.

Pallister’s Progressive Conservative government is to introduce amendments to the province’s wage-freeze bill in the legislature on Monday. He would not reveal details Friday, but said the changes will address at least some of the concerns expressed by unions.

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Manitoba Politicians to Head Back to Legislature to Pass Budget

Manitoba Politicians to Head Back to Legislature to Pass Budget

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Brian Pallister
Premier Brian Pallister looks at some of his new provincial MLAs who were sworn into the Manitoba legislature in Winnipeg on September 25, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba politicians returned to the legislature Monday for the first time since the provincial election three weeks ago to start an abbreviated two-week sitting that is to focus primarily on passing last spring’s budget.

The Progressive Conservatives laid out their plans in the briefest Manitoba throne speech in recent memory — a little over two pages long. It highlighted the government’s cut to the provincial sales tax earlier this year and focused on the budget that was left hanging by the summer election campaign.

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New Numbers Show Manitoba Government Closer to Balancing Budget

New Numbers Show Manitoba Government Closer to Balancing Budget

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Finance Minister Scott Fielding speaks at a press conference in Winnipeg on March 15, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government has moved very close to fulfilling its promise to balance the budget.

Final figures for the 2018-19 fiscal year released Thursday show the government recorded a deficit of $163 million. That’s $358 million lower than first predicted in the budget and $531 million lower than the previous year.

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Manitoba Politician Who Made Inappropriate Remarks Says He’s Learned His Lesson

Manitoba Politician Who Made Inappropriate Remarks Says He’s Learned His Lesson

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Rick Wowchuk
Rick Wowchuk, a Progressive Conservative member of the legislature, speaks to reporters at the Manitoba legislature on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. A Manitoba politician who was investigated for showing an assistant a picture of naked women and making inappropriate remarks says he has learned his lesson. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG — A Manitoba politician who was investigated for showing an assistant a picture of naked women and making inappropriate remarks says he has undergone sensitivity training, has learned his lesson and hopes to move on.

“I learned to become a better person and watch my choice of words and actions,” Rick Wowchuk, a Progressive Conservative legislature member, said Wednesday in his first meeting with media since news of the investigation broke.

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Trudeau, Scheer Hit the Road Again for Second Full Week of Federal Campaign

Trudeau, Scheer Hit the Road Again for Second Full Week of Federal Campaign

By The Canadian Press

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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau crosses a street as he makes his way to make a policy announcement in Toronto on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA — After a day off the campaign trail Saturday, Justin Trudeau and Andrew Scheer are on the road again today.

Trudeau is promising a new policy announcement in the middle of a residential subdivision in Brampton, Ont.

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