Manitoba premier says agenda to include paid sick leave for those with COVID-19

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government is set to lay out its agenda in a throne speech set for Wednesday, but it remains to be seen whether the Opposition will co-operate.

Premier Brian Pallister says his plans include legislation to support paid sick leave for those affected by COVID-19.

Pallister’s Progressive Conservative government will also have to start from scratch on dozens of bills –addressing issues ranging from Sunday shopping to cannabis consumption — that were introduced earlier this year.

The Opposition New Democrats blocked the bills for several days in the spring, and then the Tory government only recalled the legislature for a few days after the pandemic started.

NDP Leader Wab Kinew says the party is ready to push back on issues it doesn’t agree with.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct.1 , 2020.

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