September 18, 2019
PROVINCE UNVEILS 100-DAY ACTION PLAN FOR RENEWED MANDATE
Premier Brian Pallister today unveiled the government’s 100-Day Action Plan for an ambitious and progressive renewed mandate that will move Manitoba forward to lower taxes, better services and a stronger economy.
“Our ambitious agenda builds from the significant progress made in fixing the province’s finances, repairing the services and rebuilding the economy,” said Pallister. “Our government is dedicated to fulfilling our commitments to Manitobans, and this robust action plan will support the implementation of our Moving Manitoba Forward Guarantee, that will see record tax relief, better health care, more schools for students, more jobs for Manitobans and made-in-Manitoba climate change solutions.”
Pallister released the 100-Day Action Plan to ministers’ offices, with a directive to be fulfilled by Dec. 20. That action plan includes:
- bringing forward legislation to begin implementation of the 2020 Tax Rollback Guarantee;
- working toward implementing recommendations from the 2019 Review of Planning, Permitting and Zoning in Manitoba;
- hosting the inaugural Manitoba Jobs Summit on Oct. 3;
- working with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority to create 200 new nursing positions;
- planning the reconstruction of the St. Boniface Emergency Department;
- initiating the Front-line Ideas Fund for health-care workers to support innovative solutions brought forth to streamline operations and improve patient care;
- initiating the Teachers’ Ideas Fund to support innovative solutions brought forth by teachers to streamline operations and improve educational outcomes of students;
- moving forward on the construction of 20 new schools as identified in the New Schools Guarantee;
- continuing to advance the elimination of interprovincial trade barriers;
- announcing initial funding recipients of the Growing Opportunities in Watersheds Trust; and
- consulting with the private sector and developing a plan to eliminate the use of plastic bags in Manitoba.
In total, at least 20 bills are expected to be introduced before the end of the year, the premier said, adding the legislature is expected to resume on Sept. 30, pending negotiations with other parties.
“Our team is ready to continue the hard work of making Manitoba Canada’s most improved province,” Pallister said.
To view the 100-Day Action Plan, visit https://gov.mb.ca/government/proactivedisclosure/index.html.
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