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Highlights of Manitoba budget

Manitoba Finance Minister Jennifer Howard answers media questions about the Provincial Budget at the Legislature in Winnipeg, Thursday, March 6, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
March 06, 2014 - 1:29 PM

WINNIPEG - Highlights of the Manitoba budget:

Bonus for employers who take on apprentices for first time. ___

Low-cost loans to help people buy winter tires. ___

$5.5 million to boost child-care spaces and improve wages. ___

Increased small business venture capital tax credit. ___

Increased rental benefit for people on social assistance. ___

Government spending growth capped at two per cent. ___

Books balanced by 2016 ___

Personal tax exemption frozen at $9,134. ___

Small user-fee increases for drilling and municipal planning applications. ___

Five-year plan to spend $5.5 billion fixing roads and bridges and for flood protection. ___

New $5 fee on hunting licences for a fund to enhance wildlife habitat.

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