Manitoba

Brian Pallister plans first 100 days in office, if elected next week

The man who opinion polls suggest is leading the Manitoba election race has laid out plans for his first 100 days in office if his party is elected Tuesday.

Would cut the number of cabinet ministers by a third and start a review to trim government costs

Manitoba Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister says he would immediately enact campaign promises such as ending a public subsidy for political parties, if his party is elected on April 19. (CBC)

The man who opinion polls suggest is leading the Manitoba election race has laid out plans for his first 100 days in office if his party is elected Tuesday.

Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister says he is taking nothing for granted, but wants to give the public an idea of his agenda if the Tories oust the NDP government.

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Pallister says he would enact campaign promises such as ending a public subsidy for political parties.

He also says he would cut the number of cabinet ministers by a third and start a value-for-money review to trim government costs.

The Tory leader would also move quickly to reduce ambulance fees by half, although he can't say how long that might take to complete.

Pallister says he would have to see how big the deficit was before committing to a firm timeline on the fees.

Manitobans go to the polls on April 19.

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