A six-day sitting of the Manitoba Legislature has concluded, where three pieces of legislation passed.

The final stages of passing Budget 2021 were completed and this year the legislation implemented a number of tax changes that will take effect in December, including the removal of PST on haircuts.

New legislation to move people with disabilities off of employment income assistance to a new income program passed unanimously.

A private members bill to mark August 1st as Emancipation Day province-wide was also passed.

Premier Kelvin Goertzen says this day is to recognize the heritage of Manitoba’s people of African descent and the important contributions the Black community has made and continues to make to the province.