That’s a wrap on our fall legislative session! This past session was a condensed, two-week version of our typical session period. Even though it was a shorter sitting period than we’re used to, we were still able to accomplish so much in the goal of advancing our province and improving the lives of Manitobans. I am pleased to report that we listened to all of your feedback regarding Bill 64, and decided it was best to not move forward with this legislation. As our decisions impact your livelihood, it’s important that we hear directly from Manitobans, so please continue to submit your concerns and feedback, as we greatly appreciate and benefit from it.
During this session, we passed legislation that was required to finalize Budget 2021. Budget 2021 will provide Manitobans with significant financial relief at a time when they need it most, while delivering record investments in healthcare, education, and social services. The Budget Implementation and Tax Statutes Amendment Act, 2021 (BITSA) supports these budget commitments and continues the necessary work of making life more affordable for Manitobans, while providing financial support in our province’s fight against COVID-19.
We also passed the Disability Support Act and made amendments to the Manitoba Assistance Act. This important legislation will ensure that those living with severe and prolonged disabilities have income supports that better meet their needs and improve their quality of life.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact my constituency office.