Forums in Gimli and Brandon Highlight Exciting Week for Leadership 2017

The Manitoba NDP leadership race featured two exciting debates in Brandon and Gimli this week as Steve Ashton and Wab Kinew passionately shared their visions for the party and Manitoba, President David Woodbury said today.

"Ashton and Kinew both have strong views and exciting ideas about how to move our party forward and address key issues throughout our province," said Woodbury. "All members and those interested are encouraged to watch these debates online, or attend another Forum if they're able in the coming days."

NDP Renews its call on Pallister Government to make Abortion Pill Available for all Women Provincewide at no Charge

The Manitoba NDP is calling on the Pallister government to follow the example of four other provinces and make the abortion pill available at no cost to women in this province, MLA Nahanni Fontaine said today.

“Alberta is the latest province to acknowledge the huge impact this medicine has on women, especially low-income women and those living in remote regions of the province,” Fontaine said. “It is too expensive and too difficult to obtain for many women unless the government ensures it is affordable and accessible.”

Manitoba NDP Announces Leadership 2017 Forums

Watch the Forums


The Manitoba NDP will host a series of Leadership 2017 Forums, Provincial Secretary Keith Bellamy confirmed today.

"In this leadership race, it's important that every member has an opportunity to hear from the candidates and ask questions about their platforms," said Bellamy. "We encourage all those interested to watch these forums as they describe their respective visions for our party and province."

The dates and locations of the Leadership 2017 Forums are as follows:
Brandon:

Pallister’s Excuses for Hiding Public Reports a Complete Fabrication

The Pallister Government is hiding their secret reports from the public, using false excuses to mask their plans for cuts and privatization, revealed NDP Finance Critic James Allum and Health Critic Matt Wiebe today.

“Brian Pallister promised every Manitoban that he would release 97% of the KPMG fiscal performance review, but broke his word and claimed that he couldn’t because the report belonged to the consultant. After misleading the public for months, we now know the premier’s claims are a complete fabrication,” said Allum.

Pallister Government Failing in Its Obligation to Support Inclusion

The Pallister Government is ignoring its commitment to the most vulnerable Manitobans by not providing support to new applicants through the Child Care Inclusion Support Program, said NDP Families Critic Nahanni Fontaine.

“The Minister is obstructing families’ access to critical supports and forcing parents of children with special needs to make hard decisions,” Fontaine said. “The Pallister government is failing parents and children who need our support the most.”