WINNIPEG — The speech from the throne was delivered in the Manitoba legislature Wednesday. Here are the highlights:
-- Social assistance is to be changed to encourage "greater self-reliance".
-- Education reform is planned to reduce money spent on school administration and red tape.
-- New legislation is planned to target illegal blockades of roads and other infrastructure.
-- A promise to start phasing out the provincial education tax on property is to be moved up to next year.
-- The government plans to force Manitoba Hydro to keep this year's rate increase to less than three per cent.
-- The province is to enact paid sick leave for people affected by COVID-19.
-- More private-sector involvement is planned for liquor sales.
-- A statue of Chief Peguis is to be erected on the legislature grounds to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Selkirk Treaty.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct.7, 2020
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