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Steve Lambert is a reporter with The Canadian Press.

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Manitoba Progressive Conservatives ‘pulling out stops’ with attack ads: analyst

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives are continuing to be dogged by mounting disapproval for taking out billboard and newspaper ads that highlights the province’s decision not to search a landfill for the remains of two First Nations women. A stand-alone digital ad went up in Winnipeg that touts the Tories’ position against searching the Prairie Green Landfill for the remains of Morgan Harris and Marcedes Myran because of safety concerns. The ad reads, “Stand firm against the unsafe $184-million landfill dig.”

Economy, health care continue to draw focus of Manitoba election campaign

The economy and health care continued to dominate the Manitoba election campaign Thursday, with the Progressive Conservatives promising another tax break and the New Democrats promising to reopen a closed health facility.  Progressive Conservative Leader Heather Stefanson promised aid for the entertainment industry if her party is re-elected Oct. 3 — a 10 per cent bonus tax credit for film and television productions that use Manitoba music for at least 50 per cent of their project’s soundtrack.

Manitoba Tories promise another tax cut, Liberals promise spending and some tax hikes

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives promised a tax cut Wednesday for the second straight day on the campaign trail, while the Liberals promised $1 billion in new spending funded in part by tax increases. A re-elected Tory government would eliminate the land transfer tax for first-time homebuyers, saving them roughly $5,700 for the average home, said Rochelle Squires, a cabinet minister running for re-election in the Oct. 3 vote.

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