WINNIPEG – More public-sector job cuts appear to be coming in Manitoba and a long-standing ban on civil service layoffs is about to expire.
Premier Brian Pallister, in his third year of a promise to eliminate the deficit by 2024, says he is not planning any large-scale layoffs, but some trimming remains to be done — largely by not filling vacant positions when someone retires or quits.
WINNIPEG – Flush with party fundraising cash and facing two opposition parties still in rebuilding mode, Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is not ruling out a snap election call well in advance of the scheduled date of Oct. 6, 2020.
In a year-end interview with The Canadian Press, Pallister would not commit to stick to the date.
WINNIPEG – Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer says Alberta’s decision to order a cut in oil production is a direct result of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s failure to get Canadian energy to market.
Scheer says there were three pipeline projects in the works when Trudeau became prime minister, and none have come to fruition.
WINNIPEG – Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister is rejecting the idea of sharing cannabis excise duties with municipalities and is sending strong signals that other funding for municipalities will continue to be on a tight leash.
“Isn’t it about time that we had a provincial government that understood that you can’t just grow debt, and say yes to everything today, without consequences tomorrow?” Pallister told delegates Monday at the annual convention of the Association of Manitoba Municipalities.
WINNIPEG – Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is temporarily halting any expansion of gambling in the province and promising to move more people off welfare and into the workforce.
The government’s agenda for the coming year, laid out in its throne speech Tuesday, also includes plans to toughen penalties for impaired drivers and to simplify taxes and royalties for the oil and gas sector.