Thank You!

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 (E+1)

Dear Friends,

We made it! We walked and knocked every door in this constituency. We sat with our seniors and heard their incredible stories. We held ceremony with our young Indigenous activists and met them at the Bell Tower. We raised flags for Pride, and Filipino Independence, and we listened to as many people as we could find, to share their thoughts and hopes about Point Douglas, the NDP, and the future of our constituency.

Bernadette Smith Celebrates Decisive Point Douglas Byelection Victory

WINNIPEG - NDP Candidate Bernadette Smith expresses her sincere appreciation to the voters of Point Douglas following her decisive byelection victory.

"I want to sincerely thank the community for their incredible support throughout this campaign," said Smith. "This was a hard fought campaign, and to have this result shows that Point Douglas voters reject Brian Pallister's agenda of cuts. I promise to continue to be a strong voice and community advocate as your MLA."

Pallister’s PCs Cut Rent Assist Benefits for Point Douglas Families

The Manitoba NDP condemns Pallister's PC government's cuts to Rent Assist Benefits for Manitobans that need it most.

"The Pallister government is trying to hide another cut to services for vulnerable Manitobans by waiting until after the legislative session ended," said Bernadette Smith, NDP candidate for Point Douglas. "This program is supposed to help low-income and working Manitobans pay their rent and lift themselves out of poverty — all candidates in this race should condemn this cut."

NDP Calls on Pallister Government to Ensure Churchill and Any Communities Isolated by Floods Receive Critical Food and Medical Supplies by Air

The NDP is calling on the Pallister government to ensure the Town of Churchill and any other remote communities cut off by flooding receive critical food and medical supplies by air until the train can reach them once again.

“The provincial government has a responsibility to all Manitobans wherever they live to ensure they have food security and access to medical care,” said Tom Lindsey, the NDP MLA for Flin Flon. “We call on the province to live up to that duty and immediately organize flights of food and medical supplies to isolated communities.”