New Democrats have nominated social justice activist Blandine Tona to run in the upcoming St. Boniface by-election, NDP Leader Wab Kinew announced today.
Winnipeg, MB – Today the Manitoba NDP caucus took action to protect affordability for renters in Manitoba.
NDP Leader Wab Kinew announced that Bill 12, introduced by the government in March of 2018, will be delayed until the legislature returns in the fall. Currently, renters have the right to object to rent increases of any amount for good cause, such as a failure by the landlord to maintain their unit or building. Bill 12 would strip many renters of that right. If it is passed, only renters who are facing an increase that exceeds a specific amount will be able to object.
Government must invest in the North: Lindsey
Winnipeg, MB – NDP MLA for Flin Flon Tom Lindsey is calling on the Pallister government to reverse its decision to cut $430,000 from the Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF), a 30% reduction in the Province’s annual contribution to the fund.
“The Pallister government says it cares about jobs in northern Manitoba. Yet after two years of promises, funds that support northern business have been cut,” said Lindsey.
Pallister asleep at the switch, not dealing with pressing issues: Kinew
Winnipeg, MB – NDP Leader Wab Kinew welcomed action on public safety and transit announced by Mayor Bowman in his State of the City Address today. Missing in action were any concrete initiatives from Brian Pallister to partner with the City of Winnipeg to electrify transit or stop the meth and opioids crisis.
Today Manitobans living with sleep apnea attended the opening day of the legislative session where New Democrats called for Pallister to reverse his decision to charge fees to Manitobans who use sleep apnea machines.