WINNIPEG - Manitoba is reporting a $2.1 billion deficit for the 2020-21 fiscal year.
All but $200 million of that was due to COVID-19.
Revenues were way down, including a 33 per cent drop at Liquor and Lotteries.
At the same time, spending was higher, especially in the health sector because of the pandemic.
Finance minister Scott Fielding calls it a unique year and says things should bounce back next year and he hopes to be back in the black by 2028.