Watch Wab Kinew wrap up recent events at the Manitoba Legislature. This week Wab talks health care, parental leave and Winnipeg Transit.
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.
Join Wab as we visit communities and neighbourhoods to talk health care. While Pallister pushes through cuts that are making life harder for Manitobans, we will take what we hear to chart a new direction for our health care system. Starting in Winnipeg, and then moving out to communities around the province through the winter, we hope to see you there.
South Winnipeg: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Today the second session of the forty-first Legislature ended with the Pallister government ramming through measures that will damage the future of Manitoba families.
Government legislation will raise tuition for Manitoba students by 5% plus the rate of inflation annually. Families will be forced to pay hundreds of additional dollars every year to afford an education. The average student in Manitoba today pays $4,058 in tuition plus the cost of ancillary fees and books. By the end of the Pallister mandate, that same student will be paying approximately $5000 plus books and fees.
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.