The NDP Alternative Throne Speech for 2018

Governing is about choices. Each day, government makes choices about who will benefit and who they will prioritize.

We know next week this government will have a throne speech in which they choose to make more cuts. We are here to present the better choices we would make to help Manitoba families.

Pallister Government Releases Incorrect Wait Times Numbers

Nearly one year since the Pallister government launched an all out attack on Manitoba’s healthcare system, wait times for emergency rooms have gotten worse.

This week Pallister released data on wait times for Winnipeg emergency rooms from the month of August. That release showed wait times in emergency departments across the city have increased since last fall.

NDP Calls for New Emergency Room

Winnipeg, MB — St. Boniface NDP Candidate Blandine Tona, alongside NDP Leader Wab Kinew and Health Critic Andrew Swan, called for the building of a new Emergency Room at the St. Boniface Hospital, and pledged her support for training and hiring more nurses.

“The Pallister government’s deep cuts to our healthcare system, including closing three Winnipeg ERs, has caused chaos for front line workers, patients and families,” said Tona. “The NDP is the only party able to stand up to Pallister’s healthcare cuts - and we are saying loud and clear St.Boniface Hospital needs a new ER.”

NDP Takes Action to Protect Renters

Winnipeg, MB – Today the Manitoba NDP caucus took action to protect affordability for renters in Manitoba.

NDP Leader Wab Kinew announced that Bill 12, introduced by the government in March of 2018, will be delayed until the legislature returns in the fall. Currently, renters have the right to object to rent increases of any amount for good cause, such as a failure by the landlord to maintain their unit or building. Bill 12 would strip many renters of that right. If it is passed, only renters who are facing an increase that exceeds a specific amount will be able to object.