Manitoba’s premier calls yesterday’s budget a “mid term spending plan”.
Brian Pallister says while there were a few positives, like expanding substance abuse contributions, and making improvements to indigenous peoples health, he says the budget missed the mark by not providing relief to overburdened Canadians.
“More than half have less than $2-hundred dollars after they pay their bills every month, and there’s no relief for them here.”
He says the budget “tinkers around the edges”, adding federal spending plan misses the central concerns his province has.
“It does nothing to address the lack of funding for health care – a broad based concern all Canadians have,” Pallister said. “You can word search the word ‘woman’ in this budget and you’ll see it there all the time, but there are a lot of senior women out there that would like to have better access to health care.”