Manitoba government prepares plan to deal with larger deficit as legislature breaks

By Steve Lambert THE CANADIAN PRESS WINNIPEG- Manitoba’s NDP government plans to review some of the commitments made by the former Progressive Conservative government in order to address a larger-than-expected deficit, Premier Wab Kinew said Thursday. “We are going to be ? pulling back on certain areas where we need to tighten our belt as government,” Kinew told reporters after delivering his annual state of the province speech to the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. “Because of vacant positions or initiatives that didn’t get off the ground, we’re able just to hold those initiatives back. In other areas, it has to do with commitments that were made which the leg work was never done to be able to deliver on.” Kinew said details are to be revealed next week as part…

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