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By The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said people in the province have a choice: Start paying health-care premiums like residents in some other jurisdictions, or prepare to see services cut.
“We’re asking Manitobans what they would suggest we do, given the reality of the situation,” Pallister said as he announced the start of annual pre-budget public consultations on Wednesday.
“With the reality that the federal government’s transfer support is reduced … this is the reality we have to face. It’s a stark reality but it’s the reality.”