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.
Today Premier Pallister announced that he was going to hire a high-priced lawyer ten months after the federal government announced its carbon plan. This is a stunt. The premier could have consulted with in-house lawyers at any time.
The Minister is making massive changes to our health care system, causing disruption and sowing confusion, based on reports the Premier refuses to release to the public. Manitobans cannot understand why these changes are being made unless the Premier and his Minister stop misleading and release the reports Manitobans paid for.
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.
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.”
In response to the looming overnight closure of Misericordia Urgent Care, please accept the following statement on behalf of Official Opposition Health Critic, Matt Wiebe:
We are now seeing the consequences of the disruption and disorganization caused for front-line workers by Pallister’s cuts to our health care system. Pallister and his Ministers can no longer deny or evade the fact that their irresponsible and ill-conceived plan is having an impact on access to patient care for thousands of Manitobans.
NDP Urges Premier to Take Action to Assist Churchill: Lindsey Calls on Province to Send Inspection Teams
The Pallister government can take action immediately by sending provincial inspectors to assess the extent of damage on the Churchill rail line, Tom Lindsey, MLA for Flin Flon, said today.