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Legal battle over Manitoba sales tax hike may continue

WINNIPEG – The legal battle over Manitoba’s sales tax increase appears set to continue, with the NDP government and Tory Opposition leaving the door open to more court action. 409 more words

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Manitoba Tories lose lawsuit to stop PST hike

WINNIPEG – A Manitoba judge has dealt a blow to the provincial Conservatives, ruling the NDP did nothing wrong by hiking the provincial sales tax last year without a referendum. 502 more words

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Assiniboine River cresting west of Winnipeg, expected to stay high

WINNIPEG – Water is high on the Assiniboine River west of Winnipeg as a second peak of floodwater makes its way through Manitoba.

The river is cresting and will remain high for at least 24 hours before the water starts to recede, provincial flood officials said Tuesday… 91 more words

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Manitoba's minimum wage set to hit $10.70 an hour on Oct. 1

WINNIPEG – Minimum wage in Manitoba will increase to $10.70 an hour effective Oct. 1, the province announced Wednesday.

“We have increased the minimum wage every year since 2000,” Labour Minister Erna Braun said in a news release. 39 more words

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Two Manitoba politicians plan departure

WINNIPEG – Longtime Manitoba New Democrat backbencher Jim Maloway is trying to once again make the leap from the legislature to the House of Commons. 379 more words

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Manitoba’s Selinger holds bottom approval rating among premiers

WINNIPEG – Premier Greg Selinger’s performance has the approval of only 26 per cent of Manitobans, last among provincial leaders across Canada, according to a survey by Angus Reid Global. 117 more words

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Manitoba bringing in wetland protection

WINNIPEG – Manitoba says it is bringing in the toughest wetland protection in Canada to divert harmful nutrients from Lake Winnipeg and to lower the risk of flooding. 532 more words

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