NDP Calls on Pallister Government To Use Carbon Tax Revenues for Clean Buses & Cars

The Pallister government must commit to using the new carbon tax to put more electric buses and cars on Manitoba roads, NDP MLA Rob Altemeyer said today.

“Pallister will soon be receiving millions of dollars, thanks to the new federal carbon tax,” Altemeyer said. “He must commit to using some of that revenue to provide interest-free loans to municipalities and individual Manitobans for the purchase of electric vehicles to reduce climate emissions right away and save money over the long term.”

NDP will help families and businesses save money on utility bills

Today’s NDP will expand PowerSmart programs to help families and businesses save money on their utility bills, protect Manitoba Hydro from privatization, and create green jobs, NDP Leader Greg Selinger said today.

“The NDP is committed to keeping PowerSmart part of Manitoba Hydro, with a strong mandate to save people money and create green jobs,” Selinger said. “The NDP is the only party that can be trusted to keep Manitoba Hydro public to benefit everyone, not just the wealthy few.”

NDP will boost scientific research to help protect Lake Winnipeg

On World Water Day, Today’s NDP is committing to boost scientific research to help protect Lake Winnipeg by increasing funding by $500,000 for the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s research at the Experimental Lakes Area; the Lake Winnipeg Foundation; and the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium, announced Premier and NDP Leader Greg Selinger.

In addition to this increased funding, Selinger added that the NDP is committed to a comprehensive approach to protecting the lake through increased investments in wastewater treatment upgrades in Winnipeg, Portage la Prairie, and Selkirk, as well as wetland and boreal protections.