Highlights of the Manitoba government's annual speech from the throne

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's Progressive Conservative government on Tuesday laid out its plans for the coming year in the annual throne speech. Here are some highlights:

— New funding for hospital infrastructure and addiction treatment spaces.

— More efforts to develop public-private partnerships to expand health-care capacity.

— More money to fight crime, including gang activities, child exploitation and illegal hunting.

— New funding for non-profits that help people experiencing homelessness.

— A teacher registry and independent body to govern educator misconduct.

— A new attempt to make Manitoba Hydro financially stable, with details to come.

— A long-promised income support plan for people with severe disabilities is to come in the spring.

— A business loan program for northern Manitoba, which was suspended while under review, will be reopened.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Nov. 15, 2022.

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