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Election Time in Manitoba

13.08.2019 06:31
By: Branden Crowe

Manitobans head to the polls September 10th.


Winnipeg, MB (CKLQ) - It's election time in Manitoba.

Premier Brian Pallister visited the lieutenant governor Monday afternoon to kick off a 29-day campaign for the September 10th vote.

Pallister announced in June that he was moving up the election from its scheduled date of October 2020.

The major parties have already been campaigning for weeks. 

Pallister says the campaign is all about trust and taxes.

He says his party can be trusted to keep taxes in line after following through on a promised sales-tax cut this year.

NDP Leader Wab Kinew is focusing on health care and other services.  

He says the Tories have hurt health care and the NDP would reinstate two of the three Winnipeg hospital emergency rooms that the government has downgraded.

Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont is also focusing on social programs, and says both Tory and NDP governments have failed to properly fund social assistance, health care and other programs.