Topic: 2017 manitoba budget

A month later, Winnipeg still doesn't know implications of Manitoba budget

Nearly a month after the province tabled its budget for the next year, the City of Winnipeg is still trying to figure out what it means.

University students protest plans to remove tuition cap, tax-rebate cuts

Post-secondary students won't sit idly by while the provincial government moves ahead with a budget that will hurt those pursuing higher education in Manitoba, says an organizer of a campus protest in Winnipeg Tuesday.

Manitoba's budget cited as 'aspiration without action' by credit rating agency

Moody’s Investors Services and DBRS both cautioned against a lengthy return to balance and increased borrowing costs. However, DBRS went one step further and slammed the budget, calling it “aspiration without action.”
Opinion

Budget 2017 fails to deliver on innovation and efficiencies to tackle deficit

For all the talk of Budget 2017 as a course correction in Manitoba’s fiscal trajectory, the first full budget by the new provincial government is largely status quo. Yet bolder action was more than warranted, it was imperative, says Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce president Loren Remillard.
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2017 Manitoba budget: Arts, sports programs to see big cuts

Manitoba's latest budget comes with unpleasant surprises for the province's arts, cultural and sports sectors, with program cuts totalling more than $3.5 million.
Analysis

One budget to annoy them all

The crusty right and musty left have equal reason to be disappointed with the second budget unveiled by Brian Pallister's Tories, a $17-billion spending plan for the next 12 months in Manitoba.

2017 Manitoba budget: Numerous jabs but no death blows

Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government is holding the line on spending and wiping out a big tax rebate for students as it tries to reduce its deficit.

2017 Manitoba budget: Students, caregivers take tax hit but budget leaves most wallets unaffected

Apart from a handful of niche, targeted programs, most Manitobans will not see a big impact on their bank balances from the 2017 budget.

Budget needed 'bold action,' didn't go far enough: Canadian Federation of Independent Business

The Manitoba head of a national group representing small business says the province's new budget is a 'missed opportunity.'

Manitoba 2017 budget highlights: From tax credit reductions to new child care spaces

​The Manitoba government released its 2017-18 budget on Tuesday. Here is a look a some of the highlights:

No more tuition tax rebate, but more money for refugee housing coming in Manitoba budget

The provincial budget will usher in more money for refugee housing, but will usher out the tuition tax rebate, CBC News has learned.

Winnipeg QuickCare clinics 'may be on the chopping block,' health critic says

With three Winnipeg emergency rooms set to close some are concerned the province's QuickCare clinics could be next.
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Closing ERs in Winnipeg an idea 'doomed to fail,' says emergency department doctor

If Manitoba wants to reduce wait times and save money, the solution isn't converting emergency rooms into urgent care centres, warns an emergency room doctor.
Analysis

From economic growth to taxing the rich, plenty of budget demands for Manitoba PCs

PC Finance Minister Cameron Friesen has limited choices on where to spend as his government promises no tax increases and vows to cut the deficit.
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'Something's got to give': A Manitoba budget explainer

Manitoba's PC government is set to introduce sweeping changes in its budget April 11. But how did we get here? The CBC's Kristin Annable offers a pre-budget explainer.
Analysis

4 things Winnipeg wants from Manitoba's budget

It's unlikely Winnipeg will receive everything it wants from Tuesday's provincial budget. It's even less clear what Mayor Brian Bowman would do if he's disappointed by the 2017-18 spending plan.

Health care models, funding in for an overhaul in Manitoba budget

Health spending rose year-over-year under the NDP and the premier insists this time around, he is going to do it differently.

Major surgery or just a few stitches? Manitobans wait to see how Pallister wields his knife

Manitoba's premier has made it clear the budget coming on Tuesday will be far more painful than last year's, even though it's likely to be nicknamed something along the lines of 'responsible restructuring.'

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