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     SERVING THE COMMUNITIES OF GRANDVIEW & GILBERT PLAINS

Vol 116, No. 28                                    Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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MB Gov. presents vision for Manitoba

The 2016 Manitoba speech from the throne presents a strategic vision for putting Manitoba back on track with initiatives aimed at improving results in health care, education and economic innovation while restoring prudent financial management and open, inclusive consultation to the daily operation of government, Premier Brian Pallister said.
“Partnerships will lead to prosperity,” said Pallister. “Manitoba’s new government will work in partnership with our province’s best and brightest front-line workers, public servants, entrepreneurs and community leaders to develop and implement initiatives that will result in an even better Manitoba.”
The speech highlighted support for families with initiatives aimed at improving health care and education for all Manitobans, creating training and employment opportunities that will encourage young people to make Manitoba their chosen home, and establishing an open, principled government that reflects the values and priorities of Manitobans from every region of the province.
These initiatives include:
• implementing a comprehensive, value-for-money review across government;
• establishing ‘Fair Say’ for municipalities on strategic infrastructure investments and committing to long-term, strategic infrastructure investments including improved flood protection;
• creating a Premier’s Enterprise Team;
• developing a framework for meaningful consultation with Indigenous communities;
• pursuing membership in the New West Partnership agreement and pledging support for the Trans-Pacific Partnership;
• championing tourism investment through Travel Manitoba’s Plan 96/4 and developing partnerships in tourism opportunities in Manitoba’s north;
• reducing ambulance fees, establishing a wait times reduction task force, and taking initial steps toward implementing our plan for the construction of additional personal care home beds;
• introducing the protecting children act to facilitate collaboration and sharing of critical information;
• pursuing a comprehensive mental health strategy including mental health and addictions programs and services;
• investing in the education of future leaders through early years literacy programming and beginning consultations on post-secondary scholarships and bursaries with a focus on increased 

 

 


The Chuckwagon races were slightly delayed due to a downpour on the morning of Saturday, July 9th, 2016 but were able to complete the event in the evening. Photo by Gracey Gulak

Kids from all over lined up to take part in the Kids Pedal Tractor Pull on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the Gilbert Plains - Grandview Ag Society Fair and Rodeo. Photo by Gracey Gulak

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