Winnipeg, MB – Today the House rose with the Pallister government laying out a plan for deeper cuts to services and less support for Manitoba families.
The Premier started a new session with a Speech from the Throne that targeted health care and education for more cuts and a lackluster State of the Province address that failed to invest in economic growth. Instead, the Premier continues to pour money into the pockets of high-priced accounting firms and American consultants. The Premier is silent, however, when it comes to the most important issues facing our province.
Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew and NDP MLA Andrew Swan introduced Bill 201 The Health Services Insurance Amendment Act (Personal Care Homes Staffing Guidelines) in the House today. They were joined by Manitoba Nurses Union President Darlene Jackson and long term care nurse Karen Jantzen.
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.
Leader of the Manitoba NDP Wab Kinew has raised a red flag after the Pallister government announced the appointment of a former B.C. Hydro senior executive who helped to privatize the crown corporation.
We've been hearing for months now that nurses working at some of the busiest hospitals in Manitoba are being forced to work long mandatory overtime shifts -- sometimes 16 hours in a row.
The Manitoba Legislative Assembly resumed session this week to an unexpected policy flip flop from Brian Pallister. He has hastily reversed his plan to bring in a carbon tax, scrapping two years of government planning and causing enormous uncertainty for Manitoba families and businesses.
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.
Someone’s deleted a video that was publicly visible this week outlining deletions coming for nurses and staff at HSC and Children’s Hospital in the government’s next phase of health cuts and closures.
They probably deleted it because it contradicts what the government is saying.