Manitoba government says job-cut targets met at Crown corporations

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba government says the province's Crown corporations have met or exceeded their targets for job cuts in management ranks.

Crown Services Minister Colleen Mayer says Manitoba Hydro, Manitoba Public Insurance and Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries have all reduced management positions and salaries by 15 per cent or more.

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The Progressive Conservative government gave the Crowns that target shortly after winning the 2016 election as part of a plan to cut the deficit.

Mayer says the cuts have resulted in 149 fewer management positions and $3.8 million in salary savings.

The numbers were verified by outside accounting firm MNP.

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