Manitoba’s 2018 budget to be presented shortly


Manitoba’s 2018 budget will be presented on Monday, March 12 when the provincial legislature has resumed sitting, Finance Minister Cameron Friesen announced today.

“Two years ago, we committed to Manitobans to fix the finances, repair the services and rebuild our economy,” said Friesen.  “We are facing these challenges, keeping our promises and getting results.”

Friesen noted the province continues to make important progress on expenditure management.  The second quarter report for the 2017-18 fiscal year cited Manitoba’s forecast summary deficit at $827 million, an improvement of $13 million from the projected $840 million deficit in Budget 2017.

“I look forward to updating Manitobans on the tremendous progress we have made and the next steps we will take to make Manitoba the most improved province in Canada,” said Friesen.  “It’s our priority to keep more money in the pockets of Manitobans and build a brighter future for all of us.”