Cameron has a proven track record of results.
Results on tax fairness: Cameron was at the centre of the government’s plan to reduce the PST, index Manitoba’s tax brackets and the basic personal amount, making life more affordable for all Manitobans and making Manitoba a more competitive place to live and work.
Results in agriculture: with the Education Property Tax Rebate (first at 25%, now at 37.5% and next year at 50%) for residential properties, and also for farm families and farmland.
Results on deficit reduction: Cameron’s job on finance was to stabilize spending, get better value for Manitobans’ money, and balance the books after inheriting a billion dollar deficit. And it got done, with a balanced budget in 2019.
Results in healthcare: Boundary Trails Health Centre - a $100M expansion of the hospital is now underway that will see more people receive healthcare close to home - surgeries, deliveries, cancercare, dialysis. In Portage la Prairie, the plans for Manitoba’s newest hospital are quickly taking shape. In Carman, the first phase of the new Boyne Lodge in Carman boasts 79 new personal care home beds.
Results in infrastructure: with the completion of the $10M+ twinning of Highway 32S in Winkler, new passing lanes on Hwy 3 to Winnipeg, and an overpass rebuild at Portage la Prairie.
Results in education - with the opening of the Pine Ridge School in Winkler, and the newly tendered K-8 school for Morden.
Results in childcare - with 204 new childcare spaces for Morden and Winkler.
Results for the arts: the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre’s (CFDC) Signature Museum Status designation - and the hundreds of thousands of dollars in new annual funding support. And a separate grant to CFDC for the advancement of a plan to construct a permanent museum space to accommodate this world-class collection of marine fossil specimens.
Results for non-profit groups: like Central Station and the new 500 Stephen Street in Morden - $50,000 per year per centre in permanent operating supports, plus $300,000 more for Central Station toward the costs of their new facility
Results for municipalities: with provincial funding for additional infrastructure and road repairs, and a $24M contribution to the regional wastewater projects for Morden and Winkler/RM of Stanley. And just announced - a new top-off grant to Portage, Morden, Winkler/RM of Stanley to allow these legacy infrastructure projects to get off the ground.
Portage—Lisgar needs a Representative that will get results for the riding, and Cameron Friesen has proven that he is that candidate.