WINNIPEG — Manitoba's Progressive Conservatives are promising to cut ambulance fees in half if the party wins the April 19 election.
Leader Brian Pallister says many people face bills of $500 or more for an ambulance ride, and some try to drive themselves or get a ride to hospital.
Pallister says a Tory government would work with municipalities and health authorities and put up $11 million a year to cut fees in half.
The Liberals have promised to eliminate ambulance fees for low-income seniors earning under $20,000 a year.
Pallister says the Liberal plan offers no help to most people, and would create two-tier ambulance service.
The Canadian Press