MOST MANITOBANS AGREE WITH PST REDUCTION
A newly released poll shows the Progressive Conservatives’ decision to lower the provincial sales tax by one percentage point by this summer was a popular move. Probe Research found six in 10 Manitobans and two-thirds of businesses agree it was the right choice by the Pallister government to fulfill a 2016 election promise. The PST will drop from eight percent to seven percent on July 1st as unveiled in the government’s 2019 budget in March. Four in 10 citizens surveyed, including one in five businesses, felt it was the wrong decision to lower the PST. The former NDP government originally raised the PST in 2013 after former Premier Greg Selinger publicly stated his government would not do so.