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Manitoba business group wants tax review; premier says she's willing

Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson says she is open to the idea of reviewing Manitoba taxes to remain competitive with other provinces.

After more than a decade, leader of Manitoba Green party to step down in the fall

The leader of the Green Party of Manitoba is planning to leave after spending more than a decade growing the party's visibility and share of the popular vote.

Bereavement day for drug-related deaths may soon be recognized in Manitoba

The Manitoba government signalled a new openness to safe consumption sites for drug users Thursday and supported an opposition call for an official day to recognize the impact of drug overdoses on families and communities.

Manitoba government ran focus groups on planned education reform before backing down

Recently released documents show that just before the Manitoba government scrapped its education reform plans last year, it was told by a public opinion research company that people were leery of the proposals.

Downtown Winnipeg Bay building to be transferred to Southern Chiefs' Organization for mixed-use development

Government sources say the six-storey, 655,000-square-foot Bay building in downtown Winnipeg is to be transferred to Indigenous leadership and will be used partly for affordable housing.

Manitoba Tory government signals looser purse strings, health money coming in budget

Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government, trailing in opinion polls with an election set for next year, is signalling that its upcoming budget will pump more money into health care and offer some sort of protection against rising inflation.

Manitoba hydro rate increases could be capped, hearings reduced under proposed legislation

A bill introduced in the legislature Tuesday would allow the provincial regulator — the Public Utilities Board — to continue to set rates for Crown-owned Manitoba Hydro.

Manitoba officials remove equipment from COVID-19 protest, residential schools encampment

The Manitoba government cracked down Wednesday on two long-standing protests near the legislature and appeared to be only partially successful in clearing out the groups.

Manitoba eyes electronic vote-counting

Manitoba voters will have more options and candidates will have more privacy if a bill introduced in the legislature Wednesday becomes law.

Manitoba Legislature begins spring sitting

Manitoba politicians returned to the legislature Tuesday to begin a spring sitting that will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic, health-care capacity and proposed changes to election rules.