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A look at some of the highlights from Thursday's Manitoba budget

04/30/2015 04:11 EDT | Updated 08/08/2015 11:59 EDT
WINNIPEG - A few highlights from Manitoba's budget:

— Tobacco taxes going up by $1 a carton.

— Corporation capital tax on banks and other financial institutions rises to 6 per cent from 5 per cent.

— Primary caregiver tax credit increases to $1,400 from $1,275.

— Rental assistance for welfare recipients increases to $271 per household.

— A deficit of $422 million, virtually unchanged from last year.

— A $105-million draw down of the province's rainy day fund to pay off debt and invest in infrastructure.

— A total of $15.5 billion in spending, an increase of 1.9 per cent

— A total of $1 billion for infrastructure as part of previously announced five-year plan