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Costing – Assumptions
This costing provides the incremental costs and savings associated with our
platform commitments. The figures represent incremental costs and savings
within our first full budget year, 2017/18. This is fair and transparent as the
current fiscal year will be partly over by the time our new government takes
office and a thorough public accounting of the precise state of the province’s
finances will be required as a necessary first step.
We cannot predict with certainty the province’s
current fiscal status, including the current deficit,
because the Selinger NDP has repeatedly refused
to table a complete budget for the current fiscal
year, despite promising to do so. The Selinger NDP
has also chosen not to disclose recent significant
contracts and promises to which they committed
since Budget 2015/16 was tabled.

Undertaking a value for money review during the
current fiscal year in order to begin to generate
savings representing approximately 1% of
government wide expenditures over our first full
budget year in 2017/18.

We show the incremental effect of our fiscal plan and
approach to reduce the NDP deficit. Only initiatives
that represent actual incremental costs or savings are
displayed.

Annual strategic infrastructure investment of no
less than $1 billion, an increase of 5% beyond the
Selinger NDP’s average infrastructure spending.

The figures estimate the incremental impact over the
fiscal year 2017/18, by which time we anticipate that
the value for money review will be well underway
and generating additional savings.

PST reduction from 8% to 7% will take place no
later than 2020.

Platform initiatives not specifically identified will be
delivered using existing budget allocations.

Assumptions underlying this costing include:
Taking steps towards balancing the budget over
time.
Continuing to increase government spending but
at a more sustainable rate of no less than 3%.

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BETTER VALUE (SAVINGS)
Reduce the size of cabinet by 1/3
Eliminate partisan advertising

First Full Year Budget
Incremental Impact

$ 5,000,000
$ 11,000,000
$ 600,000

Cancel the NDP ‘vote tax

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M A N I T O B A .

First Full Year Budget
Incremental Impact

Better Jobs
Index Tax Brackets, BPE to Inflation

$ 17,000,000
$ 50,000,000

Smart shopping

$ 35,000,000

Meet $1 billion infrastructure
commitment

Eliminate forced unionization

$ 12,000,000

Red Tape Reduction Task Force

$ 500,000

Yes!North

$ 300,000

Value for Money Review
Saving from New West
Partnership

$ 14,000,000

Travel Manitoba’s Plan 96/4

$ 3,400,000

Join New West Partnership

$ 500,000

$ 2,356,250

Green Plan

$ 5,000,000

Amalgamate East Side Road
Authority

$ 8,000,000

Moratorium on lease and service fees
for cottages within provincial parks

$ 1,000,000

Other savings from Value for
Money Review

$50,913,750

Reduce travel by 5%

Better Care
Lower ambulance fees

Total Better Value Savings

$138,870,000

Wait times reduction task force
Build more personal care home beds

BETTER PLAN NET
EFFECT ON DEFICIT

-$21,920,000

$ 2,875,000
$ 700,000
$ 20,000,000

Operate additional personal care
home beds

$ 2,250,000

Increase childcare options

$ 3,500,000

Better Education
Platform Effect on Deficit

Contribution to Deficit
$700.0

NDP

$600.0

$ 7,000,000

Increase Manitoba Scholarships

$ 2,250,000

Better Together

$500.0
(millions of $)

Read to Succeed

$400.0
$300.0

Liberal

$200.0
$100.0
$-$100.0

PC

Social Innovation

$ 500,000

Curling Centre of Excellence

$ 175,000

Better Plan - Incremental Cost

$116,950,000

This chart shows relative incremental annual costs associated
between the PC Better Manitoba plan and NDP and Liberal
spending promises.

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