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News Releases


COVID-19 Bulletin #34

March 28, 2020
Public health officials advise 25 additional probable cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in...


Province Announces Temporary Exception to Employment Standards Layoff Rules During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 27, 2020
The Manitoba government is adding a temporary exception to employment standards regulations to give employers more time to recall employees laid off as a result of COVID-19, Finance Minister...


Manitoba Establishing Checkpoints to Inform Travellers about COVID-19

March 27, 2020
The Manitoba government will establish five highway checkpoints and provide information in airports to help inform travellers about the public health measures in place to slow the spread of...


COVID-19 Bulletin #33

March 27, 2020
Public health officials advise three additional probable cases of COVID-19 have been identified as of 9:30 a.m., bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases...


Province Launches Program to Help Manitobans Cope with Anxiety Related to COVID-19

March 27, 2020
The Manitoba government is investing in the mental health of Manitobans by introducing a program to help address anxiety caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Premier Brian Pallister announced today....


Manitoba Announces Major Investments in Flood Protection While Modernizing Provincial Disaster Financial Assistance

March 26, 2020
The province will invest nearly $8 million to support more than 80 Manitoba municipalities with enhancing spring flood preparations and protection, Municipal Relations Minister Rochelle Squires...


Province Calls on Federal Government for More Health-Care Support Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

March 26, 2020
Watch news conference The Manitoba government is calling on the federal government to better support health care by lowering borrowing costs, Premier Brian Pallister announced today....


COVID-19 Bulletin #32

March 26, 2020
Watch news conference Public health officials advise one additional probable case of COVID-19 has been identified, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and...


Province Appeals to Manitoba Businesses to Find Creative Supply Solutions to Help Contain COVID-19

March 25, 2020
Watch news conference The province is reaching out to businesses and their employees for products and supplies to help efforts in the fight against COVID-19, Health, Seniors and Active...


COVID-19 Bulletin #31

March 25, 2020
Watch news conference Public health officials advise 14 additional probable cases of COVID-19 have been identified, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable...


Manitoba to Postpone Eviction Hearings and Freeze Rent Increases

March 24, 2020
Watch news conference As part of the province’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and state of emergency, the Manitoba government will postpone eviction hearings and freeze rent...


COVID-19 Bulletin #30

March 24, 2020
Watch news conference Public health officials advise one additional probable case of COVID-19 has been identified, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable...


Province Launches Online Tool to Connect Volunteers Safely with Manitobans Needing Assistance

March 23, 2020
Watch news conference The generosity and innovation of Manitobans to help those in need of assistance is displayed in the new web application www.HelpNextDoorMB.ca, Premier Brian...


COVID-19 Bulletin #29

March 23, 2020
Watch news conference Public health officials advise an additional probable case of COVID-19 has been identified, while another case initially identified as probable has been ruled...


COVID-19 Bulletin #28

March 22, 2020
Public health officials advise an additional probable case of COVID-19 has been identified, bringing the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 20 at...


Manitoba Government Extends Tax Payment Filing Deadlines for Businesses

March 22, 2020
The province is extending tax filing deadlines for businesses impacted by COVID-19, Premier Brian Pallister and Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today.   “Manitoba...


COVID-19 Bulletin #27

March 22, 2020
Watch news conference Public health officials advise the total number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba remains 19 at this time. Any person...


COVID-19 Bulletin #26

March 21, 2020
Public health officials advise an additional probable case of COVID-19 has been identified, bringing the number of lab-confirmed positive and probable positive cases in Manitoba to 19 at this...


COVID-19 Bulletin #25

March 21, 2020
Watch news conference Public health officials advise an additional case of COVID-19 was identified on March 19, bringing the number of lab-confirmed positive and presumptive positive...


COVID-19 Bulletin #24

March 20, 2020
Public health officials advise the number of lab-confirmed positive and presumptive positive cases in Manitoba remains at 17 at this time. A state of emergency has been declared by the...


Manitoba Implementing $27.6-Million Plan to Support Child Care for Essential Workers

March 20, 2020
The Manitoba government is investing $27.6 million to help provide child care to essential front-line workers who need it as they support the province’s COVID-19 response, Families...


COVID-19 Bulletin #23

March 20, 2020
Public health officials advise the number of lab-confirmed positive and presumptive positive cases in Manitoba remains at 17 at this time. Surgery programs across Manitoba will begin...


Manitoba Government Declares State of Emergency to Protect the Public, Reduce Spread of COVID-19

March 20, 2020
The Manitoba government is declaring a provincewide state of emergency under The Emergency Measures Act to protect the health and safety of all Manitobans and reduce the spread of COVID-19,...


COVID-19 Bulletin #22

March 19, 2020
Public health officials advise the number of lab-confirmed positive and presumptive positive cases in Manitoba remains at 17 at this time. Public health investigations are continuing on the...


Manitoba Government Introduces COVID-19 Emergency Supplement to Budget 2020

March 19, 2020
The Manitoba government is tabling a supplementary document that will outline measures in Budget 2020 to address the COVID-19 pandemic, Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today....


Budget 2020 Delivers Significant Tax Reductions

March 19, 2020
Budget 2020 continues moving Manitoba forward and building a brighter future for all Manitobans, Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today as he presented the provincial budget in the...


COVID-19 Bulletin #21

March 19, 2020
Public health officials advise the number of lab-confirmed positive and presumptive positive cases in Manitoba remains at 17 at this time. Public health investigations are continuing on the...


COVID-19 Bulletin #20

March 18, 2020
Public health officials advise that two additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Manitoba.  This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and...


COVID-19 Bulletin #19

March 18, 2020
Public health officials advise the total number of lab-confirmed positive and presumptive positive cases in Manitoba remains at 15 at this time. Public health investigations are continuing...


COVID-19 Bulletin #18

March 17, 2020
Public health officials advise that seven additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Manitoba.  This brings the total number of lab-confirmed positive and...


COVID-19 Bulletin #17

March 17, 2020
Watch news conference The Manitoba government is taking additional proactive measures to help reduce the impact of COVID-19.  This includes: •    suspending...


COVID-19 Bulletin #16

March 16, 2020
One additional presumptive positive case of COVID-19 has been identified in Manitoba, for a total of eight cases.  At this time, it appears all cases were exposed to the virus through...


COVID-19 Bulletin #15

March 16, 2020
Watch news conference All presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been lab confirmed for a total of seven lab-confirmed cases. Public health officials are strongly advising...


COVID-19 Bulletin #14

March 15, 2020
Updated information is now available about the three presumptive positive cases announced earlier on March 15.   Case five is a man in his 70s who lives in Winnipeg.  At this...


COVID-19 Bulletin #13

March 15, 2020
Watch news conference Three additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Manitoba.  This brings the number of lab-confirmed positive cases in Manitoba...


COVID-19 Bulletin #12

March 14, 2020
Watch news conference Three previously announced presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been lab confirmed, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases in Manitoba to...


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Bulletin #11

March 13, 2020
Watch news conference Public health officials advise a fourth person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Manitoba. Case four, a man in his 40s, lives in Winnipeg. At this time,...


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Bulletin #10

March 13, 2020
Watch news conference To date, three presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Manitoba.  In addition, Manitoba public health officials are recommending...


Province Announces Appointment to Medical Review Panel

March 13, 2020
The Manitoba government has appointed Dr. Susan Thompson of Winnipeg as the new chair of the Medical Review Panel under The Workers Compensation Act (WCA), Finance Minister Scott Fielding...


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Bulletin #9

March 12, 2020
The Manitoba government and public health officials are advising that two additional presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Manitoba. Case two – a man in his...


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Bulletin #8

March 12, 2020
Watch news conference Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL) and public health officials are advising Manitobans of the first presumptive positive case of COVID-19 in the...


Statement From Manitoba Government

March 11, 2020
Watch news conference The official Opposition have indicated its intent to prevent the budget and budget speech from being considered by the Manitoba legislative assembly as scheduled...


Manitoba Introduces Legislation That Would Clarify Scope of Tribunals, Improve Timeliness of Reviews of Human Rights Complaints

March 10, 2020
The Manitoba government has introduced two pieces of legislation that would clarify and streamline the work of important decision-making bodies, with the goal of providing more timely access for...


Province Announces Payroll Tax Cut

March 10, 2020
As part of Budget 2020, the Manitoba government is providing employers with a break on the Health and Post-Secondary Education Tax Levy, commonly called the payroll tax, Finance Minister Scott...


Province Working with Other Jurisdictions to Purchase Personal Protective Equipment for Health Workers and Patients

March 10, 2020
The Manitoba government is working with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), and provinces and territories, to co-ordinate a procurement effort of protective equipment to prepare for the...


Province Seeks Input from Manitobans on Commemorative Names Project

March 10, 2020
The Manitoba government is seeking input from Manitobans to ensure its project to name geographical features in honour of Manitoba soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War also...


Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project Reaches Milestone

March 9, 2020
The Lake Manitoba Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels project has advanced to the next phase of the assessment process, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today. “Completing...


Manitoba Introduces Legislation That Would Improve Access to Legal Services

March 9, 2020
The Manitoba government is introducing legislation that would provide more affordable and accessible options for legal information and representation while still ensuring appropriate public...


Province to Modernize Licensing for Outdoor Enthusiasts, Improve Service Delivery And Accessibility

March 9, 2020
The Manitoba government has introduced legislation that would pave the way for a new, online service for the sale of outdoor licenses and permits, Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah...


Manitoba Introduces Legislation That Would Streamline Municipal Acts

March 9, 2020
The Manitoba government has introduced legislative changes that would increase transparency, create a level playing field and provide a fair say to municipalities for municipal elections,...


Manitoba Recognizes International Women's Day with Launch of Empower Women 20/20 Awards

March 9, 2020
Watch news conference Manitoba is recognizing International Women’s Day by launching a new awards program to honour women who have made outstanding contributions to the...


Manitoba Government Supports Crime Stoppers Campaign Targeting Methamphetamine

March 9, 2020
Watch news conference The Manitoba government is investing $180,000 to support a co-ordinated provincewide campaign led by Crime Stoppers to help identify and stop methamphetamine...


3,200 More Manitobans Employed in February

March 6, 2020
Manitoba’s employment levels are off to a strong start in 2020, according to the latest report from Statistics Canada, Finance Minister Scott Fielding and Economic Development and Training...


Canada and Manitoba Launch Application Process for the Efficient Trucking Program

March 6, 2020
A growing number of Canadians are choosing clean transportation. This choice saves energy and money while protecting the environment and building clean transportation networks brings good jobs...


From left: Justice Minister Cliff Cullen; Signy Arnason, associate executive director of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection; Families Minister Heather Stefanson; Karen Chymy, director of operations for Snowflake Place; Cory Campbell, executive director of Neechewam.

Manitoba Supports Educational Programs, Online Awareness Campaign to Address Child Sexual Exploitation

March 6, 2020
The Manitoba government is investing more than $100,000 with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) to help protect children and youth from the dangers of online sexual exploitation,...


Province Receives Public Utilities Board Report on Efficiency Manitoba's 2020-23 Efficiency Plan

March 6, 2020
Manitoba Conservation and Climate advises that it has received the Public Utilities Board (PUB) report on the startup plan for Efficiency Manitoba. Efficiency Manitoba presented a...


Manitoba Government Enhances Film and Video Production Tax Credit

March 6, 2020
As part of Budget 2020, the Manitoba government plans to enhance the Film and Video Production Tax Credit to encourage private-sector investment in permanent film infrastructure and...


Manitoba Government Removes Red Tape Around Film Production Traffic Control

March 6, 2020
Manitoba’s thriving film production industry will benefit from proposed changes to The Highway Traffic Act that would give them more flexibility to acquire traffic control services on...


Daylight Saving Time Resumes March 8

March 5, 2020
Manitoba Municipal Relations advises that daylight saving time returns to Manitoba early in the morning of Sunday, March 8, when clocks across the province will be advanced by one hour....


Manitoba Implementing Plans to Support Staff Affected by Correctional Centre Closure

March 5, 2020
The Manitoba government has established a new transition committee to work with staff affected by the upcoming closure of the Dauphin Correctional Centre (DCC) and help connect them with...


Province Proposes Amendments to The Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act

March 5, 2020
The Manitoba government is proposing amendments to The Credit Unions and Caisses Populaires Act that would strengthen the regulatory framework for Credit Union Central of Manitoba (CUCM),...


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Bulletin #7

March 5, 2020
Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living (MHSAL) and public health officials are reminding Manitobans the risk of acquiring the novel (new) coronavirus (COVID-19) in Manitoba remains low....


Manitoba to Implement Flat $25-Per-Tonne Green Levy, PST Will Be Reduced to Six Per Cent

March 5, 2020
Watch news conference The Manitoba government will implement a flat $25-per-tonne Green Levy and reduce the PST to six per cent, saving Manitoba families and businesses more than a...


Province Introduces Legislation to Allow Safe Testing of Automated Vehicles on Manitoba Roads

March 4, 2020
The Manitoba government has introduced legislation that would allow testing of automated vehicles on provincial roads, Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler announced today....


Statement from Justice Minister Cliff Cullen on Dauphin Correctional Centre

March 4, 2020
Since our government announced plans to invest in an $11-million renovation of the Dauphin Courthouse and wind down operations at the Dauphin Correctional Centre (DCC), my priority – and...


Manitoba Government Issues Ministerial Mandate Letters, Sets Agenda for Legislative Session, Budget 2020

March 4, 2020
As the spring legislative session begins and in advance of Budget 2020, the Manitoba government is issuing mandate letters to all ministers outlining the government’s ambitious agenda to...


Manitoba Government Introduces New Budget Accountability

March 3, 2020
As part of its upcoming Budget 2020, the Manitoba government is creating greater accountability and cleaning up special funds set up by the previous government, Finance Minister Scott Fielding...


Manitoba Government Releases Third Quarter Financial Update

March 3, 2020
The Manitoba government released its third quarter report for the 2019-20 fiscal year, which indicates the province is on the right track to financial recovery in uncertain economic times,...


Manitoba Announces Support for Community Safety Strategy, Restorative Justice Initiative in Thompson

March 2, 2020
THOMPSON—The Manitoba government is providing new support for a community-led safety strategy and strengthening partnerships to increase the use of restorative justice in northern...


Transmission Line to Reduce Greenhouse-Gas Emissions and Create More Reliable Power Supply

March 2, 2020
Investing in green infrastructure is critical to protecting the environment, improving people’s lives and creating sustainable economic growth. Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, the...


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