Selinger Will Invest In Provincial Parks
The NDP want to make our provincial parks better.
If you elect them, they’re promising to invest $20-million to upgrade the parks. That includes expanding wi-fi access, improving back country camp sites, building more accessible washrooms and adding at least 100 more serviced campsites throughout Manitoba.
The party will also adopt Manitoba Chamber of Commerce’s 96/4 funding model. Which means the Province will reinvest at least 4 per cent of all tourism tax dollars back into the industry.
In a release, party leader Greg Selinger says the funding model will help grow the tourism industry to over $2-billion by 2020.
Pallister Accuses NDP Of Hiding Money
The Progressive Conservatives didn’t make any election promise on Saturday, but they are accusing the NDP of manipulating federal numbers to hide planned tax hikes.
According to the PC finance critic Cameron Friesen, Selinger’s party is claiming we’ll see massive increases in federal infrastructure dollars, from $52 million in 2015/16 to $316 million in 2016/17, but no such promise was made when the feds released their budget earlier this week. Meaning there’s a $180-million gap in the NDP’s fiscal plan.
The PC’s believe Selinger didn’t deliver a full budget this spring and padded the numbers to hide his plan to raise taxes.
Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari made no announcement today.
Manitoban’s go to the polls on April 19th.