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Winnipeg Free Press: ‘Not a typical year’: Manitobans’ priorities may have real impact on NDP’s first budget

January 11, 2024 — 

Finance Minister Adrien Sala is asking Manitobans to weigh in on the NDP government’s first budget in consultations that may have a real effect on the final document.

“Normally, budget consultations serve as a means to verify and promote the government’s agenda, as opposed to generating new ideas or meaningful changes to the budget plan,” University of Manitoba economics assistant Prof. Jesse Hajer said Tuesday.

“But this is not a typical year.”

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