Convention 2018

Soon New Democrats will gather at the Keystone Centre in Brandon from May 4 - 6 for our annual three day policy convention gathering.

Convention is an exciting opportunity to get engaged and help grow our party — and work towards social, economic, and environmental justice in Manitoba.

Check this page regularly for all the latest news & updates on Convention 2018.

Click here for the draft agenda

Friday, May 4: Call to Order at 6:00 PM

Saturday, May 5: Call to Order at 9:00 AM, Adjournment at 3:30 PM

Sunday, May 6: Call to Order at 9:00 AM, Adjournment in the early afternoon

And the winner is...

New Democrats,

It is my pleasure today to announce that the winner of our Costa Rica All-Inclusive Vacation for Two raffle is Chris Pawley!

Congratulations Chris on being this year's winner. We hope you and the lucky someone you're bringing along enjoy the Costa Rica sunshine at the Esplendor Tamarindo! Let us know if you find the premier along the way.

Pallister Refuses to Support Parental Leave

Today, NDP Bill 211 did not receive the support of Progressive Conservatives.

Bill 211 would have amended maternity and paternity leave legislation in Manitoba, allowing parents to take advantage of new Employment Insurance provisions, amended by the federal government, which now allow parents to extend parental leave benefits over eighteen months, as opposed to the previous twelve months.