Health care and hydro rates dominate debate as Manitoba Legislative Assembly begins fall session
WINNIPEG – Manitoba politicians are tussling over health care and hydro rates as the Legislative Assembly begins its fall session.
The opposition NDP and Liberals lobbied the Progressive Conservative government during Question Period over long emergency room wait times.
New Democrats have also accused the government of wanting to raise hydro rates by 5% through a bill currently before the House.
Finance Minister Cameron Friesen said the bill sets a maximum increase of five per cent or the rate of inflation, whichever is lower.
He also says the NDP has not presented any plan to cap rates, which are set by the Public Utilities Commission.
NDP leader Wab Kinew said he would unveil his plans at a later date – sometime before elections due in October next year
This report by The Canadian Press was first published on September 28, 2022
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