MLA for Elmwood Jim Maloway today announced serious concerns about the proposed sale of MTS to Bell Canada, calling it a bad deal for Manitobans. In particular, Maloway highlighted that everywhere there is a reduction of competition in cellular service, there is a commiserate increase in rates for consumers.
Manitoba’s Official Opposition is asking the Attorney General to refer the Premier’s failure to make full and accurate disclosures under the Conflict of Interest Act to the Court of Queen’s Bench, Justice and Human Rights critic Andrew Swan said today.
Manitoba’s Official Opposition is standing up in the House today to call on the PC government to commit to protecting the rights of all LGBTTQ* Manitobans on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, Interim NDP Leader Flor Marcelino said today.
The newly sworn-in Manitoba NDP Caucus has assigned critic roles that reflect the issues that are important to everyday Manitobans, Interim Leader Flor Marcelino said today.
Members of the Manitoba NDP Caucus celebrated with an oath taking ceremony at the Manitoba Legislative Building today.
“We are so proud to welcome this incredible and diverse group to our caucus,” said interim NDP Leader Flor Marcelino, who also took her oath this afternoon. “We’re ready in our new role as the Official Opposition to stand up for the things that matter to Manitoban families all across our great province.”
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 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.”
The province of Manitoba congratulated the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) on the release of its final report on the legacy of the residential school system in Canada and supports the calls to action as presented by Justice Murray Sinclair, Premier Greg Selinger announced today.
Today, the Manitoba Liberal Party detailed their reckless plan for privatizing Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries. Vowing to sell the Crown corporation as soon as possible, Liberal Rana Bokhari admitted the plan would result in job losses and wage cuts, and would be implemented regardless of the harm it would cause Manitobans.
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.