November 13, 2015 2:37 pm

PC Party gives its own ‘throne speech’ ahead of NDP

PC Leader Brian Pallister gives his own 'throne speech' Friday.

Talia Ricci / Global News

WINNIPEG — PC Leader Brian Pallister walked into a crowded room of Conservative supporters unveiling what his government plans to do if elected in April.

In his own ‘throne speech’ Friday, Pallister outlined five priorities including rolling back the PST to 7 per cent again.

In a controversial move, the NDP raised the PST in 2013 to 8 per cent, saying it needed the extra money to fix roads and infrastructure.

“We’ll roll back the PST increase to 7 per cent during our first year,” said Pallister.

Pallister said if elected on April 19th, he would also reduce ambulance fees, create more personal care home beds, and reduce the size of the cabinet by one third.

“Manitobans are trusting people,” said Pallister. “We expect it to be given back to us through open and clean government. Sadly that is not what we have today.”

Premier Greg Selinger is set to release his government’s throne speech on Monday.

“This throne speech will reflect a strong vision for the future of Manitoba,” said Selinger Thursday. “We won’t just be looking one year ahead, we’ll be looking several years ahead.”


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