The Manitoba Budget Does Not Benefit the North. That’s according to Flin Flon MLA Tom Lindsey who says he sees nothing in the budget for the north.
He says health care funding has been cut not just in the north but when they cut 120 million dollars out of the budget it’s going to have a negative effect on the north.
He noted we haven’t seen anything for a jobs strategy, we haven’t seen them talking anything about stimulating the mining economy and the northern economy so he doesn’t see where there’s really any good news in this budget for us in the north.
Lindsey adds the one percent drop in the PST is nice but what are we giving up. He says it will result in a loss in services such as spending on roads and health care with problems attracting doctors to the north and reduced services at Winnipeg emergency rooms where northerners are sent for treatment as well as a change in the education tax credit on our property taxes.