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Manitoba PC's Commit to Making Life More Affordable on Day One

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 - The Manitoba PC Party kicked off the 2023 election campaign by committing to cutting the tax rate on the lowest provincial income tax bracket in half over the next four years, PC Leader Heather Stefanson announced today at the Food Fare on Portage Avenue.

The promised tax cuts will amount to savings of $1,900 per year by 2028. Stefanson said it is roughly the equivalent of an extra pay cheque each year, providing long-term tax relief for Manitobans.

"The cost-of-living crisis requires more than temporary action. It requires ongoing commitment," Stefanson said. "Manitobans are worried about the very real plan of tax increases under the NDP, and the PCs are the only party committed to permanently lowering taxes. Wab Kinew wants to bribe Manitobans with temporary measures— we're here to help them for the long term."

The PC Party said the changes will be done with fiscal responsibility in mind and will build on historic tax measures in Budget 2023, which increased the Basic Personal Amount and resulted in an extra $75 monthly tax savings for Manitobans.

PC Leader Heather Stefanson also committed to balancing the provincial budget by 2025 under a re-elected PC government. That's two years ahead of schedule.

The PC team said they will achieve a balanced budget while lowering taxes and making record investments into healthcare, education, and infrastructure across Manitoba.

The NDP-Liberal Carbon Tax continues to negatively impact the cost of living for Manitobans and all Canadians.

Today's announcement centred on affordability, and the NDP-Liberal Carbon Tax continues negatively impacting Manitobans and Canadians' cost of living.

PC Leader Stefanson ended the first election campaign announcement, saying, "A re-elected PC government will instruct Manitoba Hydro to immediately remove the carbon tax from all Hydro bills within the first ten days of a new PC mandate."

Stefanson said every Friday, the PC Party will provide all financial details for each commitment made on the election campaign. Neither the NDP nor Liberal leaders have provided a detailed plan on how they will pay for the hundreds of millions of additional spending they have promised during the last four weeks.

The provincial election is on October 3, 2023.


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