NEWS
03/22/2016 04:00 EDT | Updated 03/23/2017 01:12 EDT

Manitoba politicians promise better roads, cheaper education, faster health care

Manitoba Progressive Conservatives are promising shorter health-care wait times on the campaign trail.

Tory Leader Brian Pallister said Monday he would set up a task force to find ways to cut waiting lists if elected on April 19.

New Democrat Leader Greg Selinger promised to end post-secondary student loans and use non-repayable grants instead.

The NDP is also promising to provide free tuition up to age 25 for students who are in the child-welfare system and to double funding for scholarships and bursaries.

Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari said she would shelve a planned $400-million highway bypass around St. Norbert, a neighbourhood at the south end of Winnipeg.

Bokhari said the money would be better spent fixing or improving existing roads in the city.

The Canadian Press