Manitoba Budget 2012: Highlights Of Document Tabled Tuesday

Posted: 04/17/2012 4:22 pm Updated: 04/20/2012 10:53 am

WINNIPEG - Highlights from the Manitoba budget tabled Tuesday:

  • Budget Highlights

    Highlights from the Manitoba budget. (CP)

  • Gas Tax Hike

    Provincial gas tax increased by 2.5 cents a litre; revenue to be invested in roads, bridges and infrastructure. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

  • Car Fee Hike

    Vehicle registration fees increased by $35 a vehicle. (ERIC LALMAND/AFP/Getty Images)

  • User Fee Hikes

    User fees increased by a total of $7 million for land titles, birth, marriage and death certificates. (PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Tobacco Tax Hike

    Tobacco taxes increased by 63 cents a pack. (GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Tax Extensions

    Provincial sales tax expanded to include some forms of insurance, cosmetic services such as pedicures, haircuts and tattoos. (Julio Cesar Aguilar/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Mystery Sales

    $75 million to be raised through unspecified sale of government assets. (Alamy)

  • Sunday Shopping

    Sunday shopping hours to be loosened from current 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. New hours to be in place by Boxing Day. (Getty)

  • Rainy-Day Fund

    $56 million taken out of rainy-day fund. Projected deficit of $460 million. (JOSEPH EID/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Spending Freeze

    Budgets in 10 smaller government departments to be frozen or cut. (CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)


Filed by Michael Bolen  |