The Government of Manitoba has put a bill before the legislature to end the decades old legislation that guarantees provincial funding for municipal transit agencies in Manitoba. The legislation being eliminated required the Province to match municipal contributions to their respective transit agencies. As a result of the ending of this legislation, the Province has already announced it will not increase funding for Winnipeg’s public transit system even to keep up with inflation and city growth. This will cost Winnipeg Transit $5.1 million this year alone.

Let the Province know that their funding commitment to transit must be maintained. Fill in the information and use the email written below to send a message to your MLA.

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Read the Budget Implementation and Statutes Amendment Act, 2017 here (the relevant section is highlighted)
Read the Municipal Funding and Taxation Act here (the section being removed is highlighted)

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