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Fresh off an election win, Manitoba New Democrats to lay out legislative agenda – National Newswatch

Nov 21 2023

WINNIPEG — Manitoba’s NDP government is set to lay out its plans in a throne speech at the legislature today, seven weeks after winning the provincial election.

The speech is likely to repeat many of the promises Premier Wab Kinew made during the campaign, including a plan to make Sept. 30 the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation a statutory holiday.

Among his immediate priorities is a temporary suspension of the provincial fuel tax, to take effect Jan. 1, to help people with inflation.

Kinew has also said one of his first bills will recognize Métis leader Louis Riel as the honorary first premier of Manitoba.

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