Our new PC Government has concluded its first session since being elected in April. And it has been a busy one!
Last week alone, we passed the Mental Health Amendment Act, the Francophone Community Enhancement and Support Act, and the Budget Implementation and Tax Statutes Amendment Act!
“We formed government with an incredibly ambitious agenda and we have accomplished a great deal in a short period of time for the benefit of all Manitobans.” - Brian Pallister
Some accomplishments we're most proud of include:
- a 30 per cent reduction in the size of cabinet followed by the introduction of a speech from the throne and a budget;
- a $100-million reduction in the size of the provincial deficit, indexation of tax brackets and a rise in the basic personal exemption, all without raising or expanding provincial taxes;
- the restoration of Manitobans’ right to vote on major tax increases and a commitment to restoring secret ballot votes to the union certification process; and
- the introduction of the proposed protecting children act and the passage of the Mental Health Amendment Act and the Francophone Community Enhancement and Support Act.
Also last week, Brian Pallister visited Ottawa where he attended Barack Obama's speech in the House of Commons, and attended a state dinner for the president of Mexico, Enrique Pena Nieto.