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Manitoba

Government Takes Action to Replenish Rainy Day Fund

The Manitoba government is taking action to replenish the province’s fiscal stabilization account, also known as the rainy day fund, Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today. “The rainy day fund was created in 1989 to serve as a fiscal shock absorber,” said Fielding.  “Over the past decade, the previous government drained $794 million from the account to pay for its […]

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Manitoba

Government Establishes Economic Development Office

The Manitoba government is moving forward to implement key elements of its Economic Growth Action Plan and ensure the co-ordinated delivery of economic development services by regional and strategic partner organizations, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “Manitobans entrusted our government to help rebuild the province’s economy.  Our plan is based on the advice we received from representatives of business, industry, economic development […]

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Manitoba

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The Manitoba government will raise awareness about the prevalence of sexual assault, share information about available resources and attempt to foster a greater understanding of consent as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for status of women, announced today. “The issue of sexual violence is still deeply pervasive in all sectors of society,” […]

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Manitoba

Manitoba to Increase Minimum Wage on Oct. 1 Inbox x

Manitoba’s minimum wage will increase by 30 cents on Oct. 1, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today. “We are providing predictable and sustainable increases to Manitoba’s minimum wage, which achieves the right balance benefitting both employees and employers,” said Pedersen.  “Based on Manitoba’s Consumer Price Index for 2018, the minimum wage increase will help our economy continue […]

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Manitoba

Manitoba Performing Well in Several Priority Procedure Categories

New data released by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) shows Manitoba’s health system continues to deliver comparatively shorter wait times in a number of priority procedures, including MRIs, CT scans and hip fracture repairs, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen said today. “We are meeting the increasing and sustained demand from an aging population for these […]

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Manitoba

Government Continues Taking Steps to Address Sexual Harassment

As part of an ongoing commitment to foster a respectful workplace, the Manitoba government has revised its respectful workplace policy and launched a government-wide awareness campaign on sexual harassment, Premier Brian Pallister announced today. “Every employee should work in an environment that is respectful and free of all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment and bullying,” said Pallister. “Revising the […]

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Manitoba

Government Announces Sale of Surplus Aircraft

The Manitoba government is proceeding with the sale of aircraft previously dedicated to wildfire suppression and general transportation that are considered surplus due to signed agreements with Babcock Canada and Exchange Income Corporation, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. Aircraft currently dedicated to air ambulance are not being sold at this time.  Furthermore, Manitoba retains ownership of its leased water […]

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Manitoba

New Appointments Made to Board of Manitoba College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists

The province is appointing three new members to the board of the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Manitoba, Health, Seniors and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen announced today. “Audiologists and speech-language pathologists provide important services to people across the province,” said Friesen. “The college protects the rights of patients to receive safe, competent and ethical care and I […]

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Manitoba

Manitoba Government Provides Update on Further Opportunities for Cannabis Retail

To meet its goal of having a non-medical cannabis retail store available within a 30-minute drive for 90 per cent of Manitobans within two years of legalization, the Manitoba government is finalizing a selection process for the second phase of its retail rollout, Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen announced today. “Following the federal government’s decision to legalize non-medical […]

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Manitoba

Government Announces Appointment of Provincial Court Judges

The Manitoba government has appointed Shauna McCarthy and Keith Eyrikson as judges for the Provincial Court of Manitoba, Justice Minister Cliff Cullen announced today. “I am pleased to announce the appointment of two exceptional individuals to serve as judges in the provincial court,” said Cullen.  “Both have demonstrated their dedication to the legal system throughout their careers, and will bring […]