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.

NDP ANNOUNCES CAUCUS, CRITIC POSITIONS

NDP Leader Wab Kinew announced caucus and critic roles for NDP MLAs today.

“Our team will stand up for everyday Manitobans, and for the issues they care about: good jobs, quality health care close to home, and a future in this province we can all look forward to. I’m proud and humbled to lead a team reflects the diversity of Manitobans. We are committed to working hard every day to serve them.”

Wab Kinew Elected Leader of the Manitoba NDP

Wab Kinew has been elected the new leader of the Manitoba NDP, party president David Woodbury announced today.

"Today, New Democrats have started a new chapter for our party by electing Wab Kinew as our new Leader," said Woodbury. "I want to thank both of the candidates for putting their names forward and everyone that participated in Leadership 2017."

The 2017 leadership race featured candidates Wab Kinew and Steve Ashton, helping bolster party membership to over 10,000.

The result of the delegate vote was 728 for Wab Kinew and 253 for Steve Ashton.

New Democrats Celebrate Labour Day in Solidarity with the Labour Movement

Together with working people across the country the Manitoba NDP is proud to celebrate Labour Day, party president David Woodbury said today.

"Labour Day is one of our strongest traditions as members of the labour movement," said Woodbury. "I hope all Manitobans take time today to reflect on the important role of organized labour in improving the lives of working people across Canada."

This year Labour Day has added importance for Manitobans in shadow of the Pallister government's harmful labour-relations policies.