Manitoba promises more health care workers, fuel tax suspension in throne speech

By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG- Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew said Tuesday he intends to keep his election promises, but some discretionary spending will be looked at and some capital projects may have to be pushed back. “There may be some challenging conversations about the nice-to-have items on the previous government’s agenda as opposed to the need-to-have items,” Kinew told reporters. The comments came as the NDP government delivered its first throne speech since winning the Oct. 3 election and ending seven years of Progressive Conservative rule. The speech largely reiterated NDP campaign promises. Bills to temporarily suspend the provincial fuel tax as of Jan. 1, declare a statutory holiday for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and give Metis leader Louis Riel the title of honorary first…

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