NDP statement regarding MB Hydro's announcement

It’s always a concern to hear about major cost overruns, and it’s important for Manitoba Hydro to account for any pressures they may experience in construction through their annual application to the Public Utilities Board.

As the president of Manitoba Hydro said today, this province is growing. Manitoba must develop clean and renewable sources of power to meet that demand and into the future. Manitoba Hydro still considers the completion of Keeyask the best path forward and we agree.

Pallister Government’s Handpicked Hydro Board Slashing Jobs, Undermining Economy, Making Life More Expensive

By cutting 900 frontline workers and planning massive rate hikes, the Pallister government’s hand-picked Hydro board is undermining Manitoba’s most important Crown corporation, hurting our economy and making life more expensive for families and businesses, NDP labour critic Tom Lindsey said today.

“Cutting 900 frontline workers – 15 per cent of Hydro’s workforce – is a terrible blow to these individuals, their families and communities across this province,” Lindsey said. “This is a shocking and shortsighted move by the Pallister government's hand-picked board.”

NDP will help families and businesses save money on utility bills

Today’s NDP will expand PowerSmart programs to help families and businesses save money on their utility bills, protect Manitoba Hydro from privatization, and create green jobs, NDP Leader Greg Selinger said today.

“The NDP is committed to keeping PowerSmart part of Manitoba Hydro, with a strong mandate to save people money and create green jobs,” Selinger said. “The NDP is the only party that can be trusted to keep Manitoba Hydro public to benefit everyone, not just the wealthy few.”

Letters to the Editor

Our government responds to many media requests. Many are often not printed, but we never let an opportunity pass to defend our record. Here are some recent examples of communication your NDP government has sent out.

Re: Child Welfare Unequal to the Job (Winnipeg Free Press, Sept. 10, 2015)

Your editorial asks a fair question: what is the provincial government's plan to prevent family breakdown and reduce the rate of apprehending kids?