The Manitoba government and J.R. Simplot Company (Simplot) announced a major investment and expansion in the company’s Manitoba-based operations near Portage la Prairie today. Premier Brian Pallister and Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler were joined by Mark McKellar from Simplot to make the announcement.
The Manitoba government is maintaining a balanced approach to providing students a quality education while creating efficiency and controlling costs within the public education system, Education and Training Minister Ian Wishart announced today. The province will invest $1.323 billion in public school divisions for the 2018-19 school year, an increase of $6.6 million.
The Manitoba government was awarded the top grade in Canada in an annual evaluation by the Canadian Federation for Independent Business (CFIB), which assesses all provinces and territories on leadership and accountability in cutting red tape, Deputy Premier Heather Stefanson announced.
Manitoba farmers will continue to benefit from expanded, comprehensive coverage through AgriInsurance in the upcoming year, Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced.