Manitoba has a new provincial political party.
The Manitoba Party has officially registered with Elections Manitoba.
They plan to run against the Liberals, Progressive Conservatives, and NDP on April 19th.
They’re being led by Taz Stuart.
Stuart was a well-known and well-liked civil servant who led Winnipeg’s mosquito fighting program.
He unsuccessfully ran in the last civic election to become city councillor of the River Heights ward.
Lower taxes for all
The Manitoba Party’s main platform is based on lower taxes.
That contrasts the NDP’s platform, with current Premier Greg Selinger saying he wouldn’t rule out further tax increases.
The Manitoba Party’s calling for the PST to be cut to five per cent from eight.
The NDP drew the ire of Manitobans when it raised the provincial sales tax from seven per cent in 2013.
The Manitoba Party also proposes a flat income tax of 10 per cent for all Manitobans.
Gary Marshall is party president.
It is rumoured former Liberals Joe Chan and Bob Axworthy, and child welfare advocate Kim Edwards are being courted as candidates.
—ANDREW McCREA, MyTOBA.ca
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