The reading of the speech from the throne on Monday, Nov. 19 will open the second session of Manitoba’s 40th legislature, Government House Leader Jennifer Howard announced today.
“Our focus on what matters most to Manitoba families is getting results in the face of ongoing global economic uncertainty,” said Howard. “In this session, our government will continue to invest in improving health care, creating better job and training opportunities, and building a better quality of life for everyone, while finding responsible ways to reduce spending.”
The session will see the introduction of legislation and initiatives to keep Manitoba moving forward through the sluggish world economic recovery, said the minister.
“Our fall session will build on the balanced plan we introduced in Budget 2012 while continuing to fulfil the commitments we have made to Manitobans.”
Highlights from the budget include:
providing free cancer drugs for all patients,
making major investments in roads and bridges including flood repair and critical infrastructure, and
making it easier than ever to become an apprentice in all areas of the province.