This past year, Premier Heather Stefanson has helped make life more affordable, made Manitoba more
competitive, reduced the surgical and diagnostic backlog and helped make our communities safer. Our
government has been working hard and getting results on behalf of Manitobans.
“We have been making real progress helping more Manitobans make ends meet. This year, we
increased the education property tax rebate, now averaging over $580 per household. We also
announced that child care will average $10/day in Manitoba by the fall of next year,” said Radisson MLA
James Teitsma. “We implemented a competitive minimum wage that will
reach $15 per hour by next fall, and we provided affordability cheques to those who need it most – $250
for families with one child and $200 for each additional child. Seniors with fixed incomes received $300
Faced with the unprecedented challenge of a global pandemic, our government has been making strides
on Manitoba’s recovery and we have been bolstering health care. We promised 400 new nurse training
seats to address the worldwide nursing shortage, and we have since delivered on that promise.
We saw increased surgical and diagnostic capacity by finding new creative partnerships so that
Manitobans can stop waiting and start living. We cut red tape so that more internationally educated
nurses can enter the system immediately. We’ve invested in our rural hospitals, are expanding the
operating room at Concordia Hospital, invested $50 million dollars into surgical excellence at HSC, and
we’re expanding the St. Boniface ER to have triple its capacity.
Our PC government has also been working diligently to make Manitoba more competitive.
“The approval of the first-ever potash mine in Manitoba history will create more good jobs,” said
Teitsma. “We got the second phase of the North End Water Treatment Centre started, and we fronted
funds for CentrePort to expand – which will bring in more trade and high paying jobs, and confirms our
place as an international trading hub. These initiatives make Manitoba more attractive to live and invest