Caucus Review – December 2021

Premier Stefanson delivered her inaugural State of the Province address on December 2nd to nearly 1,200 members of Manitoba’s business community, reaffirming her government’s vision and plans for a strong economic and social recovery. Key initiatives the Premier highlighted include: addressing the surgical and diagnostic backlogs and enhancing Manitoba’s intensive care unit (ICU) capacity, incentivising nursing graduates to stay in Manitoba, expanding the Provincial Nominee Program to increase immigration and address the labour shortage and advancing reconciliation with Indigenous Manitobans. The Premier noted that the Conference Board of Canada is forecasting economic growth of 4.8 per cent next year, larger than the expected growth of Canada and second only to Alberta.