Leadership 2017 Forums Highlighted by Strong Turnouts & Performances

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The Manitoba NDP Leadership 2017 Forums concluded today in Winnipeg following an exciting series of turnouts and performances by the leadership candidates, President David Woodbury said today.

"The Forums have allowed Manitobans to better get to know the candidates," said Woodbury. "I'd like to thank everyone that took part by attending a Forum in-person or watching online."

Forums in Gimli and Brandon Highlight Exciting Week for Leadership 2017

The Manitoba NDP leadership race featured two exciting debates in Brandon and Gimli this week as Steve Ashton and Wab Kinew passionately shared their visions for the party and Manitoba, President David Woodbury said today.

"Ashton and Kinew both have strong views and exciting ideas about how to move our party forward and address key issues throughout our province," said Woodbury. "All members and those interested are encouraged to watch these debates online, or attend another Forum if they're able in the coming days."

NDP Renews its call on Pallister Government to make Abortion Pill Available for all Women Provincewide at no Charge

The Manitoba NDP is calling on the Pallister government to follow the example of four other provinces and make the abortion pill available at no cost to women in this province, MLA Nahanni Fontaine said today.

“Alberta is the latest province to acknowledge the huge impact this medicine has on women, especially low-income women and those living in remote regions of the province,” Fontaine said. “It is too expensive and too difficult to obtain for many women unless the government ensures it is affordable and accessible.”