The Manitoba government is seeing an improvement in the state of the province’s finances.
The final audited numbers for the 2022-23 fiscal year, out today, show a surplus of $270 million after projecting a $548-million deficit from the budget.
The Progressive Conservative government says growth from a strong economy and federal transfer payments contributed to the surplus.
Manitoba has run deficits in every year but one since 2009, and last year's red ink was originally forecast at $548 million.
The Conservatives and New Democrats have both promised to balance the budget within the next four years, while the Liberals have said they would take a little longer.
Elsewhere, NDP Leader Wab Kinew is scheduled to make a health-care announcement today in Winnipeg.
Tory Leader Heather Stefanson has not held a news conference since Monday, and the party has been highlighting other candidates at media events.