Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Opinion
Classified Sites

Brandon Sun - PRINT EDITION

Pallister fighting for lower taxes

In 2013, the NDP jacked up the PST. To do it, they eliminated Manitobans’ right to vote.

Under our balanced budget, taxpayers’ protection law, no provision to raise taxes in the three major categories: personal sales, personal income or business, could be introduced without first holding a referendum.

The NDP raised the PST without holding a referendum first, and we submit that makes this tax hike illegal. We are taking this to court to maintain the right of Manitobans to have a say in major tax hikes. We are taking the NDP to court to reduce the PST back to seven per cent.

We are going to court because we promised Manitobans we would do everything in our power as an opposition party to stand up for them, and stand up for Manitoba we will.

While we fight for lower taxes, the NDP is in court fighting for higher taxes. While we stand up for Manitobans’ rights, the NDP is in court fighting to take away Manitobans’ rights.

While we are in court using our own resources, the NDP is using taxpayer resources to pay the legal bills. And finally, while we go to court to keep our word, the NDP will go to court to break its word to Manitobans.

We do not know the outcome of our court case. We hope for victory. But every athlete who sets foot on the playing field or court has to accept the possibility of a loss. We believe there is nobility in the attempt. In any case, the choice for Manitobans has never been clearer.

If truth matters, and I believe Manitobans are people who value integrity, then regardless of the outcome of this case, Manitobans will know who stands up for them and who stands against them.

BRIAN PALLISTER

Leader of the Official Opposition

Progressive Conservative MLA

for Fort Whyte

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 28, 2014

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article is currently rated an average of 5 out of 5 (3 votes).
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

In 2013, the NDP jacked up the PST. To do it, they eliminated Manitobans’ right to vote.

Under our balanced budget, taxpayers’ protection law, no provision to raise taxes in the three major categories: personal sales, personal income or business, could be introduced without first holding a referendum.

Please subscribe to view full article.

Already subscribed? Login to view full article.

Not yet a subscriber? Click here to sign up

In 2013, the NDP jacked up the PST. To do it, they eliminated Manitobans’ right to vote.

Under our balanced budget, taxpayers’ protection law, no provision to raise taxes in the three major categories: personal sales, personal income or business, could be introduced without first holding a referendum.

Subscription required to view full article.

A subscription to the Brandon Sun Newspaper is required to view this article. Please update your user information if you are already a newspaper subscriber.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
Sudden Surge: Flood of 2014
Opportunity Magazine — The Bakken
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media