Manitoba Throne Speech Delivered

Throne Speech Delivered

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson says it's back to the drawing board when it comes to education and health care.

In her first throne speech, read this afternoon by Lieutenant Governor Janice Filmon, she promised to go back to the government's original review when making future education changes.

Stefanson also pledged to re-examine planned reforms to rural health care.

As well, she committed to a new funding formula for post-secondary institutions.

Stefanson also vowed to collaborate more, give every graduating nurse a job offer, inrtdocue a homelessness strategy and reach a deal with the City of Winnipeg to upgrade it's biuggest sewage treatment plant.

Meanwhile, in Ottawa, the minority Liberal government delivered its throne speech.

Governor General Mary Simon opened with reflections on the trauma caused by the discovery of unmarked graves of Indigenous children at the sites of former residential schools.

The rest of the speech outlined Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's agenda which includes following through on campaign promises like finishing the COVID-19 fight and improving the economy.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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