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Manitoba Takes Step One in a Temporary Suspension of Fuel Tax


At the Manitoba Legislature Premier Wab Kinew speaks with media.
Premier Wab Kinew speaking at the Manitoba Legislature.

Winnipeg, November 23, 2023 - Manitobans NDP government has taken step one by introducing a bill aimed at temporarily lifting the provincial tax on fuel. This move, promised during the recent election campaign, seeks to provide relief to residents grappling with escalating.


The bill, tabled in the Manitoba Legislature today, outlines plans to suspend the 14-cent-a-litre tax imposed on gasoline, diesel, and natural gas utilized in motor vehicles. If passed, this suspension will be effective from the onset of the new year, commencing on January 1st, and will extend through to the end of June.


During the election campaign, the NDP government pledged to address the challenges posed by the rising cost of living. The decision to temporarily waive the fuel tax underscores their commitment to fulfilling this promise, aiming to alleviate the financial strain experienced by individuals and households across the province.


The impact of increasing prices on essential goods and services has been a growing concern among Manitobans, prompting calls for immediate action from government officials. The proposed suspension will provide some relief to citizens contending with the economic pressures resulting from the current inflationary trends.

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