Author: Rae Hathaway
The Harper government's tax cut promises in the last election took effect on Canada Day. 

Selkirk-Interlake MP James Bezan is proud his party has followed through with their pledges. He notes there are several cuts in effect now, including a one per cent drop in the GST, the Universal Childcare Benefit, and the Canada Employment Credit.

Bezan notes they mean 300 million dollars less going to Ottawa from Manitoba. He's received positive response to the cuts in his riding.