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Manitoba increases tax on cigarettes

Cigarettes Generic Lg_100517With the tabling of it’s most recent budget, Manitoba is increasing  tobacco-related taxes.

The tax on a carton of cigarettes is to rise by $1 on July 1.

The move is designed to help offset the reduction of PST, which was also announced in the new budget, released March 20.

Overall, the Progressive Conservative government plans to keep a tight leash on spending in 2020-2021, as it deals with the COVID-19 crisis and rising healthcare costs.