Affordability

When Manitobans sit down to pay the bills, they can see that our low cost of living makes a big difference for their families.

That’s why we’re keeping life affordable in Manitoba, while creating good jobs and opportunities for everyday families.

  • When Brian Pallister’s Conservatives privatized MTS, telephone rates soared in Manitoba. Now they’re looking to privatize Manitoba Hydro, which would send your monthly electricity bill skyrocketing. Instead, our NDP government has guaranteed that Manitobans pay the lowest combined bills in Canada for electricity, home heating and auto insurance.

    • Our independent auditor found that Manitobans paid an average of $2,965 last year for electricity, home heating and auto insurance—the lowest in the country.

  • We know child care is one of the biggest expenses for many families. That’s why we fund licensed child care spaces to keep our fees the lowest in Canada outside Quebec.

  • With our new home warranty rules, families who buy a newly constructed home will be covered against construction-related problems that appear after moving in. Pallister’s Conservatives voted against this legislation, proving once again that they’d rather side with big business than families.

Nothing would make it harder for families to make ends meet in Manitoba than Pallister’s plan for two-tier health care, where families would have to pay out of pocket for routine visits to the doctor, tests and treatments.

Instead, we’re focused on keeping life affordable for families by building a strong economy, creating good jobs and strengthening laws that help everyday Manitobans.

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