Affordability Cheques Announced In Manitoba

The Manitoba government has announced another round of affordability relief for residents.

Premier Heather Stefanson unveiled a $200-million Carbon Tax Relief Fund aimed at helping 700-thousand Manitobans with the high cost of living.

Today’s announcement applies to seniors, singles, and couples with or without children who lived in the province on December 31st, 2021, and whose family income that year was less than $175-thousand.

The Carbon Tax Relief Fund that will provide 225-dollars per single person, and 375-dollars per couple. For couples, the lower income earner will receive the payment.

Last fall, the province provided 145-thousand families with cheques of 250-dollars for the first child and 200-dollars for each additional child, and 300-dollar cheques to 52-thousand seniors with less than $40-thousand in family income.

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