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Years of Repairs Needed to Historic Manitoba Legislative Building

Years of Repairs Needed to Historic Manitoba Legislative Building

By The Canadian Press

Lion Head Sculpture
A deteriorated lion head sculpture atop the Manitoba Legislative Building is part of the $150 million in repairs the province will be making to the historic building. (MANITOBA GOVERNMENT)
Scott Fielding
Manitoba Finance Minister Scott Fielding announces more than $150 million maintenance and repair to the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg Friday, March 15, 2019. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is preparing to spend $150 million to repair the province’s landmark legislative building, which was built a century ago.

Finance Minister Scott Fielding says some maintenance and repairs have been put off for too long, resulting in deteriorating mortar, flashing, masonry and more.

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Manitoba Budget: Provincial Sales Tax to Drop; Smaller Deficit

Manitoba Budget: Provincial Sales Tax to Drop; Smaller Deficit

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Finance Minister Scott Fielding (left) reveals the Manitoba government will cut the PST to 7% as of July 1. (MANITOBA GOVERNMENT / YOUTUBE)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government included a long-promised provincial sales tax cut in its annual budget Thursday — a move that could pave the way for an early election.

The budget calls for the tax to drop to seven per cent from eight per cent as of July 1, which would save the average household $350 a year.

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Governor General Julie Payette Paying First Visit to Manitoba

Governor General Julie Payette Paying First Visit to Manitoba

Julie Payette - Remembrance Day
Governor General Julie Payette places a wreath during Remembrance Day ceremonies at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

WINNIPEG — Gov. Gen. Julie Payette is visiting Manitoba for the first time on Monday in her role as Queen Elizabeth II’s Canadian representative.

Payette will appear at a special ceremony inside the Manitoba legislature at 10 a.m.

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Manitoba Politician Sorry for Saying Crash That Paralyzed Colleague Was a Gift

Manitoba Politician Sorry for Saying Crash That Paralyzed Colleague Was a Gift

By The Canadian Press

Steven Fletcher
Conservative MP Steven Fletcher holds a press conference on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa Thursday, March 27, 2014. A Manitoba politician is apologizing for saying a crash that left Fletcher a quadriplegic was a gift. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand)

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba politician is apologizing for saying a highway crash that left one of her colleagues a quadriplegic was a gift.

Judy Klassen, a Liberal legislature member, made the remark to former MP Steven Fletcher, who sits as an Independent in the Manitoba legislature.

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Former Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger Leaves Legislature for the Last Time

Former Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger Leaves Legislature for the Last Time

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

Greg Selinger
NDP leader and former premier Greg Selinger, alongside his director of communications, Naline Rampersad, speaks with media at the Legislature in Winnipeg, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, the day after his party was defeated by the PC party with a majority. Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger walked out of the Manitoba legislature for a final time Wednesday after 18 years as a provincial politician. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Former Manitoba premier Greg Selinger welled up in the legislature Wednesday as he said goodbye to his fellow politicians, ending 18 years of sometimes-tumultuous service.

He used his final speech to call for a more inclusive political system.

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