The Conservatives' accusations are completely unfounded. These are last-minute, desperate attempts to divert attention from Brian Pallister's web of cover-ups on the same day that he has been caught misleading Manitobans once again.
Brian Pallister and his Conservatives are trying to deflect from the many glaring holes in their own platform:
Like the fact that they still haven't accounted for how they will cut $300 million dollars from services by lowering the PST by 1%.
Like the fact that they haven't been honest with Manitobans about what they will cut to find tens of millions of dollars in so-called ‘savings.’
Brian Pallister continues to evade giving Manitobans specific answers about what health care services he wants to cut and privatize, so maybe Heather Stefanson will actually answer them:
Will they reduce parking fees at hospitals and support transport programs for patients of chronic diseases, as committed to by the NDP?
Will they try to privatize home care and bring in user fees, as Pallister and the Filmon Conservatives did last time they were in power?
Our NDP team knows the best place for a child is with their family, in their community. That’s why we worked hard to implement Customary Care and are reviewing the funding model for children in care.
We recognize the need to develop a prevention-based funding model and have made steady progress with agencies and authorities on developing a global funding model. This makes sure agencies still have the money they need to support families and communities as the numbers of children in care go down.
We recognize this is an important day and a landmark decision for Métis and non-status First Nations people.