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October 1, 2019

Provincial Departments Release Annual Reports

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Demonstrating Progress, Ensuring Accountability: Fielding

Manitoba government departments have released their annual reports, highlighting achievements made during fiscal year 2018-19 and the results of all provincial programs and services, Finance Minister Scott Fielding announced today.

“Four years ago, our government was elected to fix the finances, repair the services and rebuild Manitoba’s economy,” said Fielding.  “We have made tremendous progress in each area but we know there is much more work to do, together.  These reports highlight the strategic direction of the organization, the outcomes of this work, financial and other key information – ensuring government is accountable to its citizens.”  

The reports highlight a number of accomplishments including:

  • reporting the second consecutive year with a decrease in the number of children in care;
  • creating a new Manitoba Economic Development office to lead economic development initiatives and projects with business, industry and stakeholders;
  • introducing a new, refundable Child Care Centre Development Tax Credit to stimulate the creation of licensed child-care centres in work places, which helps businesses create strong community connections and meet employees’ needs;
  • revising the Manitoba government’s respectful workplace policy and launching a government-wide awareness campaign on sexual harassment;
  • investing nearly $130 million for public school infrastructure;
  • announcing a $500,000 crime reduction incentive program for police agencies to submit innovative proposals to reduce crime across the province;
  • finishing construction on new, state-of-the-art emergency departments in Flin Flon and at Winnipeg’s Grace Hospital, as well as creating 60 new, full-time paramedic positions in rural areas;
  • meeting the commitment to make at least $1 billion in strategic infrastructure investments and spend at least $350 million on roadway infrastructure;
  • investing in the Diversity Gardens and the Inuit Art Centre; and
  • investing $102 million to create the new Conservation Trust Fund.

“This past year, our hard work and strategic partnerships have created many success stories outlined in these annual reports,” said Fielding.  “We will build on the success we have achieved in our first term of office and continue to move Manitoba forward on a path toward a better, brighter future for all Manitobans.”

To view the annual reports, visit

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