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Friesen speaks on passing by proposed CPP plan

Manitoba Finance Minister and Morden-Winkler MLA Cameron Friesen said his refusal to sign a document in favour of CPP reform was not a vote against the idea.Friesen was criticized by opposition NDP and others for taking a “pro-business stance” instead of siding with the average wage earner.Friesen said his refusal to sign was because not enough had

Manitoba finance minster Cameron Friesen (l) chats with Premier Brian Pallister. (Brian Donogh/Winnipeg Sun/Postmedia Network)

Tories look to repeal balanced budget laws

Manitoba’s new Progressive Conservative government has begun their bid to replace current balanced budget legislation. The government has tabled a bill that would repeal the Balanced Budget, Fiscal Management and Taxpayer Accountability Act “in it’s entirety,” with replacement legislation to be introduced in fall.The news came as no surprise as Cam