Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has dropped another hint of a possible early provincial election.
The province now has a fixed election date of October 6, 2020.
But the premier says that is more of a deadline than a date cast in stone.
Pallister has previously hinted at an early election call, acknowledging it would give his Progressive Conservative party an advantage over the Opposition.
The party is already gearing up for a vote with two dozen candidates nominated so far.
The P-Cs have also raised lots more money than the New Democrats and Liberals, which have yet to start their candidate selections.
In the 2016 election Pallister’s Tories ended 17 years of NDP rule.
Pallister has promised to cut the provincial sales tax to seven per cent from eight before going to the polls.
He won’t say whether the cut would be included in the provincial budget next week.