The Pallister government has snubbed the North again with its announcement this week they will spend millions on water treatment projects in every part of the province except northern Manitoba, NDP MLAs Amanda Lathlin and Tom Lindsey said today.
Today is the first day of voting for delegates to attend the September 16th Leadership Convention, President David Woodbury announced today.
"Delegate selection voting is one of the most exciting parts of the leadership race for members and the campaigns," said Woodbury. "I encourage every member to participate and make a plan to vote."
I'm writing you today about the changes happening in our province. Like many parents, I'm concerned about the cuts being made to public services that families like mine count on. In particular, as a music teacher, I'm really starting to see first-hand how Brian Pallister's agenda is having a negative impact on public education and our childrens' future.
As you may have heard, the Pallister government’s 2017 budget does not include nearly enough funding to cover inflation and the growing needs of the students in our schools.
The Manitoba NDP Leadership 2017 Forums concluded today in Winnipeg following an exciting series of turnouts and performances by the leadership candidates, President David Woodbury said today.
"The Forums have allowed Manitobans to better get to know the candidates," said Woodbury. "I'd like to thank everyone that took part by attending a Forum in-person or watching online."
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.”
Premier Pallister must stop wasting time and start working immediately with the federal government, the City of Churchill and surrounding communities to take over the rail line to Churchill and repair it before winter makes construction impossible, NDP Labour Critic Tom Lindsey said today.
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:
Pallister Government Continues to Undermine Health Care, Break its Election Promise by Closing Four Winnipeg QuickCare Clinics
The Pallister government is closing four more QuickCare clinics in Winnipeg, reducing staff-to-patient ratios and hiking fees for long-term care patients, which will further undermine health care for families, NDP Health Critic Matt Wiebe said today.
The Pallister Government needs to guarantee supports for children with special needs, not cut them, NDP Families Critic Nahanni Fontaine said today. The Pallister government recently paused funding to the Child Care Inclusion Support Program during a review, only to restore it after significant pressure from parents and families.