A Message from NDP Leader Greg Selinger

I want to send my best wishes to everyone in Manitoba and around the world celebrating the festival of Vaisakhi.

This week, Manitoba's Gurdwaras are alive with celebration as families join together to mark the founding of Khalsa. Manitoba is home to such a vibrant Sikh community, and I feel so fortunate to have been a part of these celebrations over the years and to have learned about the rich history behind Vaisakhi.

Protecting Lake Winnipeg

The Bokhari Liberals seem to be unaware that Manitoba already has a Minister responsible for Lake Winnipeg: the Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship.

Our NDP government passed the Save Lake Winnipeg Act to keep phosphorus out of Lake Winnipeg, cracking down on hog manure entering our waterways and protecting wetlands.

We are the only party committed to funding upgrades to the City of Winnipeg's Wastewater Treatment Plants, which is the single largest source of pollution to Lake Winnipeg -- upgrades the Conservatives called "a complete waste of money."

Pallister's first 100 days of cuts

Brian Pallister's reckless agenda is becoming more evident every day. In last night's debate, Brian Pallister made it clear that that he is open to privatized, two-tier health care. Today, the Conservatives released the blueprint for their first hundred days of cuts and privatization.

Fact Check: Brian Pallister's Double Talk

On CJOB radio this morning, Brian Pallister said we need to spend on health care -- but refused to give any details. That's because the only commitment he will make to health care is a committee to look at cuts and privatization.

We know you can't invest in health care and make deep budget cuts of half a billion dollars at the same time.

He also said he would listen to front-line workers when he conducts his corporate review of health care.

Brian Pallister refuses to provide answers

Brian Pallister will not rule out raising other taxes to cover the loss of revenue from bringing down the PST. He has been pressed by media at several announcements, and he refuses to rule out raising taxes that have a real impact on families and on small business -- and he refuses to commit to keeping the Seniors' School Tax Rebate.