Manitoba legislature now on summer break
30 bills given final approval before summer break
Some 30 bills were given final approval just before the Manitoba legislature broke for the summer, including a new law that will ban the use of synthetic chemical pesticides on lawns, playgrounds and other areas.
Another law will ban the sale of flavoured tobacco products, and another will open up adoption records to make it easier for birth parents and their children to find each other.
Opposition Tory Leader Brian Pallister used the last question period to call on Premier Greg Selinger to resign and call an election.
He says Selinger no longer has a mandate because he broke a 2011 election promise to not raise the provincial sales tax.
Selinger says the government's record is one of protecting front-line services and investing in key infrastructure.
He said the Tory alternative is deep cuts.
There is no date set for the fall legislature session, which traditionally begins in November.