June 14, 2012
GOVERNMENT FOCUSED ON WHAT MATTERS MOST TO MANITOBANS: SELINGER– – –
Legislative Session Ends with Steady Progress on Priorities of Families: Premier
Free cancer drugs for all patients, more training and apprenticeship opportunities, new laws to protect consumers and more help for flood victims were highlights of the spring provincial legislative session, Premier Greg Selinger said today.
“There is a still a sense of uncertainty in economies everywhere but, through it all, we’ve focused on the things that matter most to Manitobans,” said Selinger. “We said no to deep cuts to balance the budget all at once and no to major new spending on new programs, and instead worked to make life better for families. That’s meant more money for our schools, hospitals and roads as we return to balance responsibly.”
The premier noted, in Budget 2012, core government spending has decreased and spending in 10 departments has been reduced or frozen.
Selinger highlighted action taken in a number of areas:
Creating opportunities for families and businesses
Providing better health care for all Manitobans
Protecting consumers and making life more affordable
Keeping families safe
Building strong infrastructure and repairing flood damage
“This session, we made a lot of headway on the priorities of families including more attention for kids in smaller sized classes, improvements to health care and, just today, a new law to better protect Manitobans from discrimination based on gender identity and social status,” said Selinger. “And we’ll keep moving forward with a balanced approach that puts families first.”
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