Premier Brian Pallister’s proposed health tax would cost thousands of dollars a year for most Manitoba families, NDP Health Critic Matt Wiebe said today.
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.
Thanks to the innumerable contributions of generations of workers, Manitoba is a wonderful place to live and raise a family, said NDP Labour Critic Tom Lindsey, who today called on the Pallister government to reverse its anti-labour legislation.
“Manitoba was built on the strong backs, sweat, effort and skills of workers in every field of endeavour, from mining to agriculture to health care and education,” said Lindsey. “It’s a beautiful province and we can all be proud of calling ourselves Manitobans on this Labour Day.”
Winnipeg-based comedian Lara Rae has been confirmed as emcee for the Manitoba NDP Leadership Convention Dinner, President David Woodbury announced today.
"Lara Rae is one of Winnipeg's finest comedic talents," said Woodbury. "As a strong voice for the arts and LGBTTQ* communities and proud member of our party, we are excited to have her host our Leadership Convention Dinner featuring guest speaker Dr. David Suzuki."
Provincial and Federal NDP Call on Government to Refer North Dakota Water Projects to International Commission for Review
NDP MLA Rob Altemeyer and NDP MP Daniel Blaikie joined forces today after learning two potentially dangerous water diversion projects in North Dakota have not been referred to the International Joint Commission (IJC) for review.