March 12th is Budget Day for Manitoba

Manitoba PostNews

WINNIPEG, MB – The Province has selected March 12th as the day they will present the Manitoba Budget.

“Two years ago, we committed to Manitobans to fix the finances, repair the services and rebuild our economy,” said Minister Friesen in a news release. “We are facing these challenges, keeping our promises and getting results.”

Friesen noted the province continues to make important progress on expenditure management. The second quarter report for the 2017-18 fiscal year cited Manitoba’s forecast summary deficit at $827 million, an improvement of $13 million from the projected $840 million deficit in Budget 2017.

“I look forward to updating Manitobans on the tremendous progress we have made and the next steps we will take to make Manitoba the most improved province in Canada,” said Friesen. “It’s our priority to keep more money in the pockets of Manitobans and build a brighter future for all of us.”

With files from the Government of Manitoba

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