An Update on the NDP Commission to Establish a Safe and Respectful Political Work Environment

Dear Friends,

Last week the Manitoba NDP Executive approved a proposal to create a Commission to Establish a Safe and Respectful Political Environment. This past week was difficult, and very triggering for many people, and we acknowledge the courage of the women who have come forward and shared their experiences about sexual harassment at work. We need to do much more to ensure safety and respect for all employees, MLAs, members and others.

Our commission will have three goals:

Manitoba New Democrats Pay Off Party Debt

Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba’s New Democratic Party announced today it has cleared outstanding debt from the 2016 election.

In year-end fundraising, the party brought in $82,500, almost twice what was raised in that same period in 2016.

NDP Leader Wab Kinew said that all money raised will now be about the 2020 election, to challenge Pallister’s agenda of cuts.

Hockey Night in Winnipeg

Happy New Year!

The St. Vital NDP has planned an exciting event to warm you up on these cold January days and to help the party get ready for the next election.

We all want to see our Jets (Number 1 team in the Central Division) get revenge on the Chicago Blackhawks and show them who’s boss!

Come and join us to watch the game on Friday, January 12 at the Kings Head Pub.

Doors open at 6:30 pm with the puck drop at 7:30 pm.

And the winner is...

New Democrats,

It is my pleasure today to announce that the winner of our Costa Rica All-Inclusive Vacation for Two raffle is Chris Pawley!

Congratulations Chris on being this year's winner. We hope you and the lucky someone you're bringing along enjoy the Costa Rica sunshine at the Esplendor Tamarindo! Let us know if you find the premier along the way.

Pallister Refuses to Support Parental Leave

Today, NDP Bill 211 did not receive the support of Progressive Conservatives.

Bill 211 would have amended maternity and paternity leave legislation in Manitoba, allowing parents to take advantage of new Employment Insurance provisions, amended by the federal government, which now allow parents to extend parental leave benefits over eighteen months, as opposed to the previous twelve months.

Wab Kinew Launches Health Care Tour

Join Wab as we visit communities and neighbourhoods to talk health care. While Pallister pushes through cuts that are making life harder for Manitobans, we will take what we hear to chart a new direction for our health care system. Starting in Winnipeg, and then moving out to communities around the province through the winter, we hope to see you there.

South Winnipeg: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM

New Democrats Stand Against Pallister Cuts

Today the second session of the forty-first Legislature ended with the Pallister government ramming through measures that will damage the future of Manitoba families.

Government legislation will raise tuition for Manitoba students by 5% plus the rate of inflation annually. Families will be forced to pay hundreds of additional dollars every year to afford an education. The average student in Manitoba today pays $4,058 in tuition plus the cost of ancillary fees and books. By the end of the Pallister mandate, that same student will be paying approximately $5000 plus books and fees.

Pallister Government Failing to Raise Private Funds for Student Bursaries

Fundraising lags while tens of thousands of student aid dollars spent on ad campaign

The NDP have learned that the Pallister government has raised only $1.8 million from private donors for bursaries in the first six months of the year. At the same time, the Government is spending tens of thousands of dollars trying to convince students and families that education isn’t getting more expensive, NDP Education Critic Matt Wiebe revealed today.