Flor Marcelino Elected Manitoba NDP Interim Leader

The Manitoba NDP is excited that Flor Marcelino has been elected and confirmed as interim leader, party president Ovide Mercredi said today.

“We are very proud to have Flor as our interim leader during this time of reflection and renewal within our party,” said Mercredi. “Her several years of experience as both an MLA and minister will make her a formidable Opposition leader, and her strong ties to diverse communities across Manitoba will prove invaluable for our party's positive, progressive agenda moving forward.”

Brian Pallister puts Manitoba’s public health care on the table for privatization

Brian Pallister finally revealed that privatizing Manitoba’s public health care is also on the table in his plan to cut half a billion dollars from the public services families rely on, NDP Leader Greg Selinger said today.

“Privatizing health care means that the quality of your care will come down to how much money you have, not how sick you are,” said Selinger. “That is fundamentally wrong. Our public health care is not for sale.”

Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba form a dynamic alliance to fight climate change

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Québec Premier Philippe Couillard, Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger and their respective environment ministers signed a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to facilitate their intent to link the cap and trade programs in Ontario, Quebec and Manitoba under the Western Climate Initiative, further strengthening North America’s largest carbon market.