Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG. x-13s. The Manitoba government is signalling more fiscal restraint for Thursday's budget, and is warning schools boards to keep their taxes in line. Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen says he will try to ensure schools boards follow the government's directive to keep their property tax increases to a maximum of two per cent. Goertzen says any division that enacts a higher tax hike -- such as the Winnipeg School Division is considering -- will be directed to cut administration costs next year.

("...administration costs.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Finance Minister Scott Fielding says there will be at least one tax break -- the province has decided not to charge the provincial sales tax on top of the federal carbon tax that takes effect in April. …

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