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PC Party Will Eliminate PST on Meals


Friday, September 15, 2023 - No more PST when you dine out in Manitoba. The Manitoba PCs said they eliminate the PST on restaurant meals, making life more affordable for all Manitobans.


According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Manitoba's small businesses in the hospitality sector say reducing their tax burden needs to be a priority for the next provincial government to support their recovery and economic growth. By reducing this burden, businesses say they will use the tax savings to pay down debt, increase employee compensation, and lower or maintain their prices, according to CFIB.


"Restaurants have faced hardship and uncertainty over the past few years," said PC Candidate Jeff Wharton. "We have heard from restaurants that they need support - and we know that Manitobans want to support their local eateries and enjoy eating out with their families. By making dining costs more affordable, more Manitobans will happily support local restaurants."


"This is huge," said Sunil Vhatara, a West St. Paul restaurant owner. "I'm so glad to see the PCs supporting the restaurant industry after some tough years - but more importantly, this is helping make it more affordable for people and families to go out and enjoy themselves."


Today's announcement in addition to the commitment the PC Party made to remove the PST from house plants, bedding plants, and trees earlier this week.


The Manitoba PC Party has said that by making Manitoba more affordable with lower taxes, people from across Canada and abroad will be attracted to come to Manitoba and enjoy all the province has to offer.

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