03/17/2016 04:00 EDT | Updated 03/18/2017 01:12 EDT

Party leaders hit the ground running in campaign for Manitoba election

WINNIPEG — Government spending, tax cuts and education dominated the first day of the Manitoba election campaign.

Party leaders wasted no time staking out their ground, wooing voters before the April 19 vote.

NDP Leader Greg Selinger says voters have a clear choice and warns the Conservatives, led by Brian Pallister, will cut important government services and jobs.

Pallister is repeating his party's promise to roll back the provincial sales tax increase and find $300 million by cutting government waste.

He says his government would commission an audit and all options would be on the table.

Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari kicked off her party's campaign by promising to bring in all-day kindergarten.

She says the promise would cost $50 million but couldn't say exactly where the money would come from.


The Canadian Press