Remaining Firm in Stance Against Carbon Tax for Grain Drying

After an incredibly wet harvest, farmers have been asking the Liberal government to exempt them from the carbon tax to dry their grain.

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Reopening of Riding Mountain National Park Needs to Align with Manitoba Parks

As the weather warms up and many aspects of Manitoba’s economy are reopening, Manitobans are eager to spend time outside.

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Applications Open for Canada Emergency Student Benefit

Students can now apply for the Canada Emergency Student Benefit (CESB).

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Changes to Programs Needed Now

The Covid-19 global pandemic has been a challenging time for Westman and our province. The Government of Canada has introduced measures to support Canadians through these unprecedented times, yet many have been left out to dry without support.

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Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Open for Applications

As a Canadian employer whose business has been affected by COVID-19, you may be eligible for a subsidy of 75% of employee wages for up to 12 weeks, retroactive from March 15, 2020, to June 6, 2020.

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Applications Open for Canada Emergency Response Benefit

Applications for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) are now open.

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Important Update on Financial Support

It is crucial that the Government of Canada support those who need help during this time.

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Government of Canada's Response to COVID-19

As our country and world face an unprecedented time, the good people of Westman and all Canadians must work together to support one another.

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Important Updates on COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

CANADIANS ABROAD

If you know of someone who is currently in a foreign country and is unable to come home due to commercial flights being cancelled, urge them to register in the Registry of Canadians Abroad to receive important updates:

https://travel.gc.ca/travelling/registration

Both WestJet and Sunwing have announced they will be dispatching repatriation flights. It is important that government communicate with people once those flights have been announced.

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Maguire Seconds Bill to Exempt Farmers from the Carbon Tax

While the Liberal government and the Minister of Agriculture continue to stall on exempting farmers from the carbon tax for such things as drying grain, our Conservative caucus has taken the initiative to introduce legislation to do just that.

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