Manitoba government partners with Winnipeg Blue Bombers to break the silence on violence against women

Bombers Players to be Featured in Public Service Announcements, Youth Education Workshops: Premier Selinger

Winnipeg Blue Bombers players will be featured prominently in a public education program launching in partnership with the Manitoba government to help end violence against women and girls, Premier Greg Selinger announced today.

Province expands HPV immunization program to include males

Program Expansion Further Step in Right Direction to Reduce Transmission, Protect Manitobans from HPV-related Cancer, Regardless of Gender: Minister Blady

In an effort to keep Manitobans healthy and reduce the number of new cancer cases, the province’s Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunization Program will be expanded starting next year to include both males and females, Health Minister Sharon Blady announced today.

Passing of Bonnie Schmidt

It is with sadness that we share the news of the sudden passing of Bonnie Schmidt last night.

Bonnie was a long-time staff person at Provincial Office and a dedicated and deeply committed New Democrat, who most recently had been working in Tom Nevakshonoff's Constituency Office in the Interlake.

Many of you will have worked or volunteered on campaigns, events or fundraisers with her. Her devotion to our party and her desire to both see and actively participate in making positive change in Manitoba will be dearly missed.

Manitoba first province to sign right to healthy environment declaration championed by Dr. David Suzuki

The Manitoba government will invest $400,000 over the next two years in the new Prairie Climate Centre at the University of Winnipeg, Premier Greg Selinger announced today, adding that Manitoba also becomes the first Canadian province to sign the Blue Dot Declaration put forward by the David Suzuki Foundation, which demonstrates the province’s commitment to a healthy environment for all Manitobans.

Province extends stable funding, expands eligibility, cuts red tape for more non-profits

Strategy Helps Non-profits Improve Services: Minister Irvin-Ross

The Manitoba government is expanding the opportunity for stable funding and reduced red tape for non-profit organizations, allowing them to focus on delivering important services to the communities they serve, Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross, minister responsible for non-profits, announced today.

Province to invest $150 million in University of Manitoba, supporting front and centre campaign

Historic Investment will Help Build U of M, Create More Research, Innovation Opportunities For Students, Faculty in Manitoba: Premier Selinger

The University of Manitoba and its students will benefit from an unprecedented investment in their future thanks to a $150-million commitment to the University of Manitoba’s Front and Centre campaign, Premier Greg Selinger announced today, adding the investment is part of a plan to support innovation at universities and colleges to grow the economy and help students get the skills they need to get good jobs here in Manitoba.

Letters to the Editor

Our government responds to many media requests. Many are often not printed, but we never let an opportunity pass to defend our record. Here are some recent examples of communication your NDP government has sent out.

Re: Child Welfare Unequal to the Job (Winnipeg Free Press, Sept. 10, 2015)

Your editorial asks a fair question: what is the provincial government's plan to prevent family breakdown and reduce the rate of apprehending kids?

Manitoba NDP strikes special committee

“We are united in our resolve to move forward and develop a clear process for incorporating a leadership component into our annual general convention,” said Ellen Olfert, President of the Manitoba NDP. “This committee has a mandate from the Provincial Executive to provide recommendations and lay out the parameters of a potential leadership election as per our constitution.”

The special committee will be chaired by Olfert, and will include:

  • George Alevizos, Treasurer, Manitoba NDP Provincial Executive
  • Sonia Kowalewich, Former Provincial Secretary, Manitoba NDP