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Omnibus bill proposes changes to provincial funding for city transit, infrastructure

WINNIPEG — Manitoba municipalities are losing some of the guarantees they have when it comes to provincial funding for transit and infrastructure.

An omnibus budget bill before the legislature would eliminate a requirement for the province to fund at least 50 per cent of municipal transit operating costs each year. 234 more words

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Exception in new bill could see freeze in Manitoba minimum wage during recessions

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s Progressive Conservative government is planning to raise the province’s minimum wage every year along with the rate of inflation.

A bill now before the legislature would see the minimum wage increased every Oct. 104 more words

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Nurses rally against against health-care cuts, hundreds gather at Manitoba legislature

WINNIPEG — Hundreds of nurses from across the province gathered in the Manitoba legislature protesting cuts to health services Wednesday afternoon.

The’Putting Patients First’ rally is protesting the recent closures to emergency room departments and other healthcare cuts. 159 more words

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Hundreds gather for Earth Day rallies across Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — It wasn’t necessarily a green morning in Winnipeg, but that didn’t stop hundreds of people from gathering outdoors, to rally for their own cause for… 390 more words

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Manitoba's deficit forecasted to be less than $1 billion: Fiscal update

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is looking at a lower-than-expected deficit.

A fiscal update from the province says it is now projecting $872 million in red ink for the fiscal year that ends March 31. 109 more words

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Metal detectors, armed security could be coming to Manitoba's legislative assembly

WINNIPEG — Metal detectors and armed security guards could be in the works at the Manitoba legislature under a bill introduced Wednesday by Justice Minister Heather Stefanson. 360 more words

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