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When our government was elected in 2016, it was clear that Manitobans had decided it was time to see services in our province improve.
Over the past two and a half years, we have seen significant improvements to our health-care system. New distracted driving laws that protect all Manitobans have been put into place. Our government is reducing the provincial deficit while providing tax relief to families and small businesses, and we are about to begin a review of the kindergarten to Grade 12 education system.
Continuing on our path to making Manitoba the most improved province in Canada, we have also invested in our communities. I am happy to highlight that we are supporting school capital projects with $129.5 million in funding for school divisions across Manitoba.
Right here in St. Vital, Lavallee School – René Deleurme Early Childhood Centre has received funding for ventilation upgrades. Investments like this help to ensure Manitoba students are able to learn in a safe and well-functioning environment.
As our communities evolve with changing family needs, it is essential that we continue to support core infrastructure in our schools and child care centres. Providing quality services for our students is a critical piece to a healthy community.
As winter is in full swing, I would like to mention that the Norberry-Glenlee, Windsor and Glenwood community centres all offer a variety of indoor and outdoor activities ranging from skating and yoga to drop-in classes for parents and their children.
If outdoor activities aren’t for you, the Nice Women Don’t Want the Vote exhibit is running at the Legislature until March 31 on the lower level during regular building hours. This is your final opportunity to join the celebration of the 100th anniversary of some Manitoba women winning the right to vote. Stop by and check it out.
I am pleased to also announce that my constituency office will again host community volunteer income tax clinics in 2019 for residents of the St. Vital constituency. If you wish to determine your eligibility to join our team and become a volunteer, or to book an appointment, please contact my office at 204-505-9300 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originally published in The Lance January 28, 2019 online and January 30, 2019 in print.