As of last week, our provincial representatives have returned to the Manitoba Legislature for their spring session.

MLA for Spruce Woods, Grant Jackson, says his party is excited to get back to work.  "Because of the election in the fall, our fall session was pretty abbreviated, a short 3-week session, and so this is much more comprehensive, this spring."

"We started last Wednesday, and we sit until approximately June 3rd, so we've got a good number of months here where we can really get down to work with our new team here, on the opposition side and see really where this new government is going to take us," shares Jackson.

The NDP government has announced they will be introducing their new budget on April 2nd, and Jackson says they're watching what that will look like.

Affordability and taxation, rural health care, and infrastructure funding are specific issues Jackson is watching.

"We know affordability is still a major issue for Manitobans and so we're watching what taxation levels look like in this upcoming budget," says Jackson. 

Grant Jackson will assume responsibility for the Education and Early Childhood Learning portfolio;

Doyle Piwniuk, MLA for Turtle Mountain, will take on responsibility for Manitoba Public Insurance and Efficiency Manitoba, on top of his duties as Caucus Whip.

Please listen to more with MLA for Spruce Woods, Grant Jackson, below!

Jackson is also the Deputy Opposition House Leader.