The Manitoba government is set to announce a second, bigger round of financial aid to help people deal with the rising cost of living.
Premier Heather Stefanson’s office says the new program will be much more widespread than targeted measures announced last fall and there will be a threshold based on people’s income.
The premier’s press secretary, Olivia Billson, says the cost of the program will be close to $200 million, much higher than the first round.
Last fall, the Progressive Conservative government issued cheques to low-income seniors and some families with children under 18.
Stefanson said earlier this week the new round will recognize that everyone is being hit by inflation.