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NDP Pushes Back Against Harmful, Self-Serving Government Bills

April 20, 2018 NDP Leader Wab Kinew was joined by caucus critics and community members to oppose government bills that would move Manitoba in the wrong direction, and delay them until the fall sitting of the Manitoba Legislature in a move announced...

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NDP Takes Action to Protect Renters

April 18, 2018 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...

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Cuts to Economic Development Program Will Hurt the North

April 4, 2018 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...

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Crown Corporations Committee Must Meet to Discuss Hydro Issues

March 26, 2018 Today NDP Leader Wab Kinew called on the Standing Committee on Crown Corporations to meet as soon as possible to discuss the issues currently facing Manitoba Hydro. The Standing Committee on Crown Corporations meets to discuss...

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Province Should Step Up On Addictions, Transit

March 23, 2018 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...

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Statement from NDP Leader Wab Kinew on Hydro Board Resignation

March 21, 2018 “Today is a dark day for Manitoba. This morning, 18,000 citizens in St. Boniface and Transcona woke up without power, without heat, and in need of Manitoba Hydro to be there for them. In our lives, Hydro is a life line, and we depend...

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Pallister Misses the Mark

March 19, 2018 Today NDP Education Critic Matt Wiebe called on government to implement a real plan to get more students a post-secondary education, to stop tuition fee increases that are making education less affordable, and to reverse damaging cuts to...

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NDP Introduce Bill to Recognize Allied Health Professionals

March 8, 2018 Today Manitoba New Democrats introduced Bill 213, “The Allied Healthcare Professionals Recognition Week Act”, to the Manitoba Legislature and called for all party support. The bill would designate the last week of May each year as the...

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Sleep Apnea Machine Fees Putting Manitobans at Risk

March 7, 2018 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. Sleep...

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NDP Release Draft Anti-Harassment Policy

February 22, 2018 Today the Manitoba NDP Caucus released a new draft Anti-Harassment Policy, which lays out new policies and procedures to address complaints of harassment or misconduct brought forward by constituency assistants, caucus staff, and...

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Statement from NDP Leader Wab Kinew on Greg Selinger's Retirement

February 20, 2018 Today my thoughts remain with the women who’ve shown us the meaning of courage by coming forward and sharing their experiences. We will continue to work every day to move forward with the commission to give space for their voices...

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NDP Continue to Demand OmniTRAX live up to its obligations

February 16, 2018 Manitoba New Democrats continued to push OmniTRAX to live up to its obligations to repair the rail line serving communities in the north, including the town of Churchill, at a confidential hearing of the Canadian Transportation Agency...

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New Democrats Condemn Cut to Sleep Apnea Patients

January 23, 2018 Today, New Democratic Health Critic Andrew Swan condemned the Pallister government for cuts that will hurt Manitobans living with sleep apnea. In an announcement today, patients were informed they would have to pay $500 for...

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Greater Role Needed for Churchill Health Centre

January 22, 2018 Today, New Democratic Leader Wab Kinew called on the provincial and federal governments to create opportunities for greater use of the Churchill Health Centre by facilitating the centre’s role as a hub of northern health care, and...

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Kinew Lays Out Budget Priorities

January 10, 2018 Today Wab Kinew met with the Finance Minister to outline some of his priorities for the upcoming budget. Kinew called on the provincial government to invest in addictions treatment across the province to combat opioids and methamphetamine,...

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New Democrats Call for Stronger Women’s Health Care

January 4, 2018 Today, New Democrats are renewing calls on the Pallister government to fully cover the costs of Mifegymiso, while developing a provincial strategy to ensure it is available across Manitoba. Yesterday, British Columbia became...

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NDP Call for Health Care to Stay Public

January 3, 2018 Today NDP Leader Wab Kinew and NDP Health Critic Andrew Swan wrote to the federal Minister of Health requesting assistance in maintaining core health services public in Manitoba. This letter was prompted by the revelation...

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Kinew Kicks Off Health Care Listening Tour Tomorrow

December 11, 2017 Tomorrow, NDP Leader Wab Kinew will kick off his Health Care Listening Tour at the Grand Mosque at 2445 Waverley Street. Members of the public are invited to share their concerns about health care with Kinew, and their vision...

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Pallister Refuses to Support Parental Leave

December 7, 2017 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...

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Wab Kinew Launches Health Care Tour

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...

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Kinew Delivers Alternative Throne Speech

November 17, 2017 Today, NDP Leader Wab Kinew delivered his Alternative Throne Speech. Find attached a copy of the speech, which highlights NDP priorities in health care, jobs, and the environment. Download the full speech below by clicking...

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New Democrats Stand Against Pallister Cuts

November 10, 2017 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...

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NDP Bill to establish Nanjing Massacre Commemoration Day Passes

October 26, 2017 Winnipeg, MB – Today Bill 233, moved by Flor Marcelino, NDP MLA for Logan, to recognize December 13 as Nanjing Massacre Commemoration Day, acknowledging the 80th anniversary of the event passed with unanimous consent. “We...

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Pallister Government Failing to Raise Private Funds for Student Bursaries

Fundraising lags while tens of thousands of student aid dollars spent on ad campaign October 25, 2017 The NDP have learned that the Pallister government has raised only $1.8 million from private donors for bursaries in the first...

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