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October 5, 2021

MANITOBA LEGISLATURE RESUMES TO COMPLETE BUDGET 2021 PROCESS, PROTECT MANITOBANS

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Government to Continue the Important Work to Make Life More Affordable, Support Those Living With Disabilities, Provide Pandemic Support: Goertzen

The Manitoba government will complete the final stages of implementing Budget 2021, which helps make life more affordable for Manitobans while providing support in the fight against COVID-19, Premier and government house leader Kelvin Goertzen announced today.

“This year’s provincial budget has a number of measures to provide financial relief for Manitobans while providing significant funding to our health-care system to protect Manitobans during the pandemic,” said Goertzen. “We continue to act to protect the physical and financial health of Manitobans as we deal with the challenges of COVID-19 today while looking forward to a strong economic recovery in the future.”

The fall sitting of the third session of the 42nd legislature will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6 with a condensed two-week sitting focused on completing the Budget 2021 financial process including the introduction and passage of the Budget Implementation and Tax Statutes Amendment Act (BITSA). Additionally, the government intends to pass Bill 72, the disability support act and amendments to the Manitoba Assistance Act, to better support Manitobans and their families living with disabilities, which is a key priority for the government, the premier added.

The legislative assembly will sit on Oct. 6 to 8 and 12 to 14. Two-thirds of members will attend the chamber in person, with the remainder participating virtually to ensure proper physical distancing and public health protocols are followed.

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