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Oct. 4 will be the Official Day to Honour Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls After All Parties in the Legislative Assembly Supported an NDP Bill Today

May 25, 2017 The Manitoba Legislative Assembly voted unanimously this morning to set aside Oct. 4 each year as an official day to honour and bring attention to Manitoba’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and raise awareness of the...

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NDP Urges Pallister Government to Restore Funding For Women’s Centre in Winnipeg’s North Point Douglas Community

May 25, 2017 The Pallister government must immediately restore funding to the North Point Douglas Women’s Centre so it can continue its important work helping women and children escape poverty and violence, improve their health and connect with...

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Pallister Government Refuses to Support NDP Bill That Would Have Ensured The Best Interests of Children Were Paramount in Family Court Cases

May 25, 2017 Today, the Pallister government refused to support an NDP bill that would have put children first in court cases involving families in conflict. “This bill would have given voice to the concerns of children in cases that deal...

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NDP Calls on Pallister Government to Urge Ottawa to Recognize Indigenous People as Founding Nations

May 18, 2017 NDP MLA Amanda Lathlin today urged the Pallister government to call on the federal government to recognize Indigenous People as founding nations of Canada. “This year, Canadians celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It’s...

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NDP Calls on Premier Pallister to Follow Brad Wall’s Example; Stop Using Private Email for Government Business: Swan

May 12, 2017 Premier Brian Pallister must follow Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall’s example and stop using his private email for government business, NDP Justice Critic Andrew Swan said today. “When it was revealed yesterday that Premier Wall...

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All Parties Support NDP Bill to Set Aside Oct. 4 as an Official Day To Honour Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls

May 11, 2017 A Bill by NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine to set aside Oct. 4 each year as an official day to honour and bring attention to Manitoba’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls received unanimous support at second reading in the Legislative...

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Pallister Government Refuses to Support NDP Motion Asking Province to Extend Services for Children in Care to Age 25

May 11, 2017 The Pallister government today refused to support an NDP motion to raise the age for youth in care to be eligible for support services from 21 to 25, which would have allowed them to receive the vital services they need to succeed as...

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NDP Bill Would Set Aside Oct. 4 as an Official Day To Honour Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls

May 9, 2017 A Bill introduced today in the Manitoba Legislature by NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine would set aside Oct. 4 each year as an official day to honour and bring attention to Manitoba’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. “More...

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Pallister Government’s Cuts to Doctor Recruitment Program Will Hurt Rural and Northern Families: Lathlin, Lindsey

May 4, 2017 The Pallister government’s cuts to the rural doctor recruitment program will make it more difficult for rural and northern families to get the high-quality health care they deserve, NDP MLAs Amanda Lathlin and Tom Lindsey said today. “Families...

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NDP Demands Transparency in Public-Private Partnerships; Pallister Government’s Legislation Reduces Accountability: Allum

May 1, 2017 The NDP demands that the Pallister government ensure transparency and accountability in public-private partnerships to ensure Manitobans get real value for money on government projects, NDP MLA James Allum said today. “The...

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Town Hall to Air Concerns of Families Affected by Concordia ER Cut and other Health-care Cuts in Northeast Winnipeg

April 19, 2017 Families in northeast Winnipeg will have a chance to voice their concerns over major cuts to health-care services at a town hall today at 6 p.m. at East Elmwood Community Centre in the multipurpose room (490 Keenleyside St). Daniel...

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Pallister Government Shutters Green Manitoba, Leaving Environmental Future of Province in Doubt: Altemeyer

April 19, 2017 On the cusp of Earth Day, the Pallister government has quietly shut down Green Manitoba Eco Solutions, an agency that worked with communities to deliver programs and information to help preserve and protect the environment and keep...

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Pallister Government Would put Families at Risk by Ending Ban On Potentially Harmful Pesticides: Altemeyer

April 19, 2017 The Pallister government may be putting families at risk with proposed legislation that could see the end of the ban on some pesticides for cosmetic purposes, said NDP Environment Critic Rob Altemeyer. “The government has...

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Pallister Government’s Budget Hits North Hard, Ignores Needs of Northern Families: Lathlin, Lindsey

April 13, 2017 Families and communities in the North were hit hard by the latest budget from the Pallister Government, NDP MLAs Amanda Lathlin and Tom Lindsey said today. “At a time when the North needs investments in health care, education...

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Pallister Budget Cuts Health and Education, Hurts Frontline Services, Undermines Economy: Marcelino

April 11, 2017 The Pallister government’s budget cuts frontline health and education services, hits students with a tax increase while raising tuition fees and fails to address the needs of families across Manitoba, Interim NDP Leader Flor Marcelino...

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Pallister Government’s Plan to Shut Winnipeg Emergency Rooms Will Undermine Patient Care; a Broken Promise: Wiebe

April 7, 2017 The NDP condemns the Pallister government’s plan to shut down emergency rooms in Winnipeg – a move that will undermine patient care across Winnipeg, Health Critic Matt Wiebe said. “The Pallister government introduced a plan...

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NDP Holds Three More Pallister Government Bills To Allow Manitobans Greater Chance to Voice Concerns: Lindsey

April 6, 2017 The NDP is today forcing the Pallister government to hold three bills that have long-term negative impacts on Manitobans, MLA Tom Lindsey said. The bills would make it harder to vote in provincial elections; would weaken standards for...

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NDP Calls on Pallister Government to Defend Public Health-Care System; End Agenda of Cuts: Wiebe

April 3, 2017 The Pallister government must defend the public health-care system by closing the door on credit-card medicine and by reversing its agenda of privatization and cuts to health services for families across the province, NDP Health Critic...

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NDP Calls on Pallister Government to Maintain Safeguards on Drinking Water Systems

March 22, 2017 The NDP is calling on the Pallister government on World Water Day to be honest about its “Red Tape” bill, which weakens reviews that safeguard Manitoba’s drinking water, said NDP Environment Critic Rob Altemeyer. While mandatory...

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NDP Marks World Water Day With Bill That Would Protect Manitoba’s Lakes and Wetlands, Limit Flood Damage

March 22, 2017 NDP Environment Critic Rob Altemeyer today introduced a bill in the Manitoba Legislature that would help protect the province’s lakes and wetlands and help mitigate the effects of flooding. “We lose wetlands the size of 4...

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Pallister Government Sets Stage for Major Tuition Fee Hikes; Imposes Wage Freeze on Thousands; Makes Voting Harder: Marcelino

March 20, 2017 Parents and families will have a harder time making ends meet as the Pallister government today introduced legislation that could see post-secondary tuition increase by up to 30 per cent over four years, Interim NDP Leader Flor Marcelino...

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Pallister Government Blocks Bill That Would Have Recognized Workers’ Rights, Protected Incomes: Lindsey

March 16, 2017 The Pallister government has turned its back on workers by blocking an NDP bill that would have required the province to recognize and honour the constitutional right to collective bargaining, Labour Critic Tom Lindsey said today. “All...

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Statement by Flor Marcelino on the Passing of Harvey Smith

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Harvey Smith. Harvey was a tireless advocate for families and working people. Harvey was an activist first and a politician second. Accolades and the limelight were not his goals. He spent long hours fighting...

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Health Minister Must Stop Delaying Repayment to Heart Attack Patient on Hook for $118,000 Bill: Wiebe

March 9, 2017 Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen should stop dragging his feet and cover the exorbitant medical bill a Sprague man who suffered a heart attack and is saddled with a $118,000 medical bill after he was taken to a U.S. hospital, NDP health...

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Pallister Government Kills NDP Bill That Would Have Provided School Stability for Children in CFS Care: Kinew

March 9, 2017 The Pallister government has voted down an NDP bill that would have gone a long way to providing stability in the lives of children in CFS care, Education Critic Wab Kinew said today. “This bill would have ensured that children...

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NDP Mark International Women’s Day With call on Pallister Government To Foster a More Equitable Workplace Environment for Women

March 8, 2017 The Pallister government must work to close the wage gap, increase workplace equality, create more affordable child-care spaces and ensure equal access to the essential medicine Mifegymiso for all women, NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine said...

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NDP Calls on Pallister Government to Honour Vow To Build Personal Care Homes: Wiebe

March 7, 2017 The NDP is calling on the Pallister government to honour its promise to quickly build 1,200 personal care home beds to meet the growing needs of families and communities, Health Critic Matt Wiebe said today. “In his mandate...

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NDP Calls on Pallister Government to Come Clean With Families About Health Cuts: Wiebe

March 2, 2017 Today, the NDP is calling on the Pallister government to be transparent and honest about cuts it’s making to health-care services across the province, Health Critic Matt Wiebe said. “The Pallister government has ordered regional...

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Pallister Government Votes Against NDP Bill To Fight Fentanyl Crisis: Wiebe

March 2, 2017 Today, the Pallister government voted down an NDP bill to fight the Fentanyl crisis that would have limited the ownership and possession of pill presses, Health Critic Matt Wiebe said today. “Manitobans are dying from fentanyl...

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Manitobans Deserve More than A Part-time Premier: Marcelino

February 28, 2017 Today, Interim NDP Leader Flor Marcelino called on the Pallister government to reverse an austerity agenda that will hit families hard while the premier takes a 2...

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NDP Calls on Pallister Government To Use Carbon Tax Revenues for Clean Buses & Cars

February 24, 2017 The Pallister government must commit to using the new carbon tax to put more electric buses and cars on Manitoba roads, NDP MLA Rob Altemeyer said today. “Pallister will soon be receiving millions of dollars, thanks to the...

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Join Us in the Stand Against Bullying

Today, February 22nd, our NDP MLAs will join thousands of other Canadians wearing pink to show zero tolerance for bullying. The first Pink Shirt Day took place in 2007, but since then it has become a...

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NDP Condemns Pallister Government for Pulling Plug On Health Clinics in The Pas & Thompson: Lathlin

February 10, 2017 The NDP condemns the Pallister government for cancelling The Pas Primary Care Clinic and the Northern Consultation Clinic in Thompson, along with more than $1 billion in vital health centres across Manitoba. “Families...

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NDP condemns Pallister Government’s Sham Consultation And Cuts to Frontline Workers and Services: Allum

February 10, 2017 The Manitoba NDP condemns the Pallister government’s refusal to engage in meaningful consultations with labour representatives, NDP Finance Critic James Allum said today. “The Pallister government promised to protect frontline...

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NDP Calls on Pallister Government to Lobby Ottawa To Protect Refugees and Support Emerson Residents: Fontaine

February 10, 2017 The NDP is urging the Pallister government to lobby Ottawa to suspend the Safe Third Country Agreement with the U.S. in order to protect refugee asylum seekers and support Emerson residents, immigration critic Nahanni Fontaine said...

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Pallister Government Breaks Promise to Release Review of Health-Care System: Wiebe

February 7, 2017 The Pallister government is hiding a review of the province’s health-care system it promised to make public and is running roughshod over the right of Manitobans to know what cuts and changes it’s planning, NDP Health Critic Matt...

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Pallister Government’s Handpicked Hydro Board Slashing Jobs, Undermining Economy, Making Life More Expensive: Lindsey

February 3, 2017 By cutting 900 frontline workers and planning massive rate hikes, the Pallister government’s hand-picked Hydro board is undermining Manitoba’s most important Crown corporation, hurting our economy and making life more expensive...

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Pallister Government Hurting Schools: Setting Stage for Worse Outcomes for Students: Kinew

February 1, 2017 The Pallister government’s refusal to properly fund public schools will hurt students by making it tougher for teachers to offer the high-quality education families expect and deserve, NDP education critic Wab Kinew said today. “The...

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Flor Marcelino, Interim Leader of the Official Opposition, Condemns Cowardly Attack on Muslim Worshippers in Quebec Mosque

January 30, 2017 The news of the horrific terrorist attack on the mosque in Quebec is shocking and heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and their communities during this difficult time. This attack...

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Health Minister Must Overturn Ruling That put Heart Attack Patient on Hook for $118,000 Bill: Wiebe

January 25, 2017 Health Minister Kelvin Goertzen should overturn a ruling by his department that dismissed a heart attack patient’s request for help with his $118,000 medical bill from a U.S. hospital, NDP health critic Matt Wiebe said today. “Through...

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Pallister Government Breaks Promise To Reveal Results of "Value for Money Audit": Allum

January 24, 2017 Despite promising to show Manitobans the results of his “value for money” audit of government programs, Premier Brian Pallister is now refusing to reveal any information about it, documents received by the NDP show. “Last...

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Statement on Premier Pallister’s ‘Race War’ Comments

January 20, 2017 The Brandon Sun revealed today that Premier Pallister claimed in a closed door party meeting there is a ‘race war’ in Manitoba, before leaving for Costa Rica. “Premier Pallister’s ‘race war’ comments are...

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NDP Names New Caucus Chair and New Roles: Marcelino

January 13, 2017 The NDP has named a new caucus chair and new roles for two MLAs, Interim Leader Flor Marcelino said today. The new caucus roles take effect immediately and include: Tom Lindsey, MLA for Flin Flon, will assume...

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Pallister Shows Disrespect for Frontline Workers With Single-minded Focus on Austerity: Lindsey

January 5, 2017 The Pallister government has once again showed its disrespect for frontline workers and their unions by refusing to work with them in good faith, NDP MLA Tom Lindsey said today. “While we’re happy the government has finally...

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Statement by NDP Finance Critic James Allum in Response to the Pallister government’s Second Quarter Financial Report

Today’s report by the Pallister government is disappointing but not surprising. It’s more evidence of an austerity agenda that is shedding good jobs and making life harder for Manitoba families. Since May, Manitoba has lost nearly 14,000 full-time jobs. This government...

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Statement from Interim NDP Leader Flor Marcelino On the Resignation of MLA Kevin Chief

December 14, 2016 Today, Kevin Chief announced his resignation as the MLA for Point Douglas, which will take effect at the end of the year. He is a valued colleague and member of our NDP team. We will miss his experience, his wisdom, his guidance...

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NDP Supports Fishers in Fight to Save Livelihoods From Pallister Government’s Reckless Attack on Industry

December 9, 2016 The NDP today joined forces with hundreds of fishers who will lose their livelihoods if the Pallister government refuses to reverse its ideologically driven decision to leave the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation. “Fishing...

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Statement by Interim NDP Leader Flor Marcelino in Response To the Premier’s State of the Province Address

December 8, 2016 The Premier today failed in his most important task – to provide a concrete plan to grow our economy and protect front-line services. The Manitoba economy has shed thousands of full-time jobs since May and unemployment is...

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Pallister Government Proposes Agenda of Layoffs for Front-Line Workers While 14,000 Full-Time Jobs Disappear: Marcelino

December 2, 2016 The Pallister Government’s agenda of cuts and layoffs for front-line workers is undermining services for families while an uncertain economy reels from thousands of full-time job losses, Interim NDP Leader Flor Marcelino said today. “Since...

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NDP Urges Pallister Government to Scrap Regressive Changes To Successful Immigration Program: Marcelino

December 1, 2016 The Pallister government’s proposal to charge newcomers $500 and change the rules of the Provincial Nominee Program is a blatant cash grab that hurts newcomers and the province, NDP Interim Leader Flor Marcelino said today. “The...

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NDP Introduces Bill to Fight Fentanyl Crisis By Restricting Possession of Pill Presses

November 30, 2016 The NDP today introduced a bill to help fight the fentanyl crisis by limiting the ownership and possession of pill presses. “Manitobans are dying from fentanyl and carfentanil overdoses so it’s important that we do everything...

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Manitoba Legislature Votes Unanimously to Accept NDP Proposals for Improved Fairness in CPP

An NDP amendment to a government motion to ensure fairness in the Canada Pension Plan for women and persons with disabilities passed unanimously in the Manitoba legislature today. “Women and persons with disabilities should not be penalized for circumstances beyond...

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NDP Urges Pallister Government to Maintain Transparency and Accountability in P3 Projects: Allum

November 23, 2016 The NDP is calling on the Pallister government to keep the current legislation on public-private partnerships (P3s) to maintain accountability and transparency while protecting taxpayers from financial losses from bad deals, NDP...

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Pallister Government Review of Libraries Raises Fears of Service Cuts: Marcelino

November 22, 2016 The NDP is urging the Pallister government to guarantee that the review of the provincial library system doesn’t result in a reduction of services for Manitobans, NDP Interim Leader Flor Marcelino said today. “We have...

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NDP Urges Pallister Government to Commit to Progressive Measures In Throne Speech to Help Families, Create Jobs and Boost Economy: Marcelino

November 21, 2016 In this legislative session, the Pallister government must commit to real investments in health care, education, infrastructure, job creation, poverty reduction, the environment and to improving the lives of all families, especially...

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Pallister Government Cuts Highway, Bridge Infrastructure Investments: Maloway

November 18, 2016 The Pallister government is cutting investments in highways and bridges by $126 million and has no commitment to increase investments in future years, NDP MLA Jim Maloway said today. “We invested $628 million in 2015/16 in...

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NDP response to PC government announcement on New West Partnership

November 17, 2016 We support greater inter-provincial trade, which is why we were working with the federal government and other provinces on a national plan. A national deal would have a significant benefit for Manitobans. More than 50 per cent...

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NDP Urges Pallister Government to Invest Carbon Tax Funds Toward Reducing Greenhouse Gases and Creating Green Jobs

November 15, 2016 The NDP is urging the Pallister government to commit every dollar it raises from its upcoming carbon tax to reducing greenhouse gases, creating green jobs and protecting vulnerable Manitobans from the impact of the new tax. “If...

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NDP Fighting for Families and Against Regressive Policies Of Pallister Government’s First Session: Marcelino

November 10, 2016 The NDP team worked hard to improve health and other services for families in the first session under Brian Pallister’s new government while challenging the premier and his ministers to reverse course on their regressive policies,...

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NDP Urges Pallister Government to Admit Timing Of Unprecedented Intervention in U of M Contract Talks

November 8, 2016 The Pallister government needs to clear the air about when it intervened in contract negotiations between the faculty and the University of Manitoba, NDP MLA Wab Kinew said today. “Thirty-thousand students have been shut...

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Pallister Government Must Ensure Essential Medicine Mifegymiso Is Accessible and Affordable for all Women: Fontaine

November 3, 2016 The Manitoba NDP urges the Pallister government to develop a dispensing and regulation plan for Mifegymiso and include it in the provincial Pharmacare plan to ensure that all women have easy access to it, MLA Nahanni Fontaine said...

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Pallister Government Must Act Now to Reduce Dangerous Overcrowding in Provincial Jails: Swan

November 1, 2016 The Pallister government must act quickly to defuse a looming overcrowding crisis in the province’s jails that is putting the safety of inmates and correctional staff at risk, NDP MLA Andrew Swan said today. “The number...

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Pallister Government Political Interference Puts U of M School Year in Jeopardy: Kinew

“We have learned today that the Pallister government directly interfered for political reasons in an ongoing labour negotiation,” said NDP MLA Wab Kinew. “The U of M and the faculty association have been bargaining for months and were already in mediation, but the Pallister...

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Manitoba MLAs Voted Unanimously Across Party Lines Today To Work Toward Improving Services in First Nations Communities

October 26, 2016 Manitoba MLAs from all parties put aside partisan politics today to voice their concerns about the federal government’s failure to meet its duty to fully fund services such as education, health-care services and services for children...

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NDP Urges Pallister Government to Side With Families and Support Bill to Ban Health Premiums

The Pallister government must continue to keep health care affordable and accessible for families by committing to support an NDP bill to ban health premiums in Manitoba, NDP MLA Matt Wiebe said today. “Brian Pallister has never said where he stands on health premiums,”...

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NDP Urges Pallister Government to Launch Anti-opiate Strategy And Declare Public Health Emergency to Stem Fentanyl Crisis

October 20, 2016 The Pallister government must immediately declare a public health emergency to deal with the growing fentanyl crisis and establish an anti-opiate strategy to stem the rising number of fentanyl- related deaths, NDP MLA Matt Wiebe said...

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Pallister Government Delays its Own Legislation To Muzzle Voices of Public and MLAs: Lindsey

October 11, 2016 The Pallister government is intentionally delaying introducing its own anti-labour bill in order to limit the time the public and members of the Legislative Assembly can voice their concerns, NDP MLA Tom Lindsey said today. “Manitobans...

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Manitoba Loses 10,800 Jobs Since May Under Pallister Government’s Watch

October 7, 2016 Manitoba has lost 10,800 full-time jobs since May under the Pallister government’s watch, according to the latest figures released this morning by Statistics Canada. “This is a worrisome trend. Every one of those lost jobs...

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Pallister Government Failing to Stand up For Working Manitobans

October 5, 2016 The Pallister government has abandoned working families and individuals by refusing to protect their right to be paid a living wage and by undermining long-standing practices that create fairness in the workplace, Interim NDP Leader...

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Pallister Government Undercutting Manitoba’s Affordability Advantage: Marcelino

October 4, 2016 Manitoba families are in danger of losing their affordability advantage under a Pallister government that has no plan to grow the economy and sits on its hands while costs threaten to rise, NDP Interim Leader Flor Marcelino said today. “Instead...

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Official Audit Shows Pallister Government Inflated Deficit Numbers For Partisan Purposes: Allum

Sept 29, 2016 The Pallister government inflated the deficit by $166 million to mislead Manitobans about the need to cut services for families, NDP MLA James Allum said today. ...

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Pallister Government Must Not Let Minimum-Wage Earners Slide Into Poverty: Lindsey

September 29, 2016 The Pallister Government must commit to raising the minimum wage this year to ensure workers are compensated fairly and can make ends meet, NDP MLA Tom Lindsey said today. “Anyone who works hard and earns a minimum wage should...

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PC Government Fear-Mongering An Excuse to Raise Hydro Rates, Favour Gas Generating Plants

September 22, 2016 On Wednesday, the Pallister government reneged on a promise to have the Public Utility Board do an independent review of Bipole III – instead his ministers paraded a U.S. consulting firm’s report as though it had discovered...

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Tories Flush Innovative MBLL Plan Down Drain With Political Interference in Headquarters Decision: Marcelino

September 19, 2016 The Pallister government has once again shown it has no vision for the future by forcing Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries to cancel a new headquarters that would have helped to revitalize downtown Winnipeg, NDP MLA Ted Marcelino said...

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Pallister Government Must Explain Future of East Side Road: Maloway

September 13, 2016 The Pallister government has just laid off some 80 workers effective Nov. 25 with no clear plan in place to continue the work that would connect the communities on the East Side Road or grow the regional economy, NDP MLA Jim Maloway...

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Pallister Government Must Stop Dithering And Help Families in The Pas: Lathlin

Sept. 12, 2016 THE PAS— The Pallister government must work with resource companies to deliver real solutions to help keep the Tolko paper mill open, NDP MLA Amanda Lathlin said today. “The crisis in The Pas is very real and will be devastating for...

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Statistics Canada Reports Province has lost 6,000 Jobs Under Pallister Government: Allum

September 9, 2016 Job figures released by Statistics Canada reveal an alarming drop in full-time employment under the Pallister government and its regressive policies, NDP MLA James Allum said today. “Pallister is slamming the brakes on infrastructure...

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Pallister Government Shows Lack of Vision for the Future, no Plan to Grow Economy In Killing Winnipeg Railway Relocation Review: Fontaine

September 9, 2016 In killing a much-needed review of the economic advantages of moving Winnipeg’s railway lines, the Pallister government is showing a lack of any vision for the future of Manitoba’s capital city, said NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine. “This...

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NDP Urges Province to Extend Deadline for Submissions On Possible Ending of Cosmetic Pesticide Ban

September 9, 2016 The Manitoba NDP is urging the Pallister government to give families more time to respond in a thoughtful way to the possible lifting of the ban on cosmetic use o...

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Pallister Government Funding Cuts and Indifference Cast Pall Over Labour Day Celebrations

Labour Day has traditionally been a time to honour the contributions of workers to creating this great province, but the Pallister government is casting a dark cloud over this year’s celebrations, NDP Finance Critic James Allum said today. “Pallister is slamming...

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Province Must Maintain Existing Pesticide Legislation to Continue Protecting Expectant Mothers, Children and Pets: Altemeyer

August 30, 2016 The Pallister government must preserve legislation that reduces the risk to children and pets of exposure to synthetic pesticides for non-essential purposes, NDP M...

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Pallister Government Must be More Open With Manitobans About Zika Virus Threat: Wiebe

August 26, 2016 The Pallister government must start respecting the right of Manitobans to know when a serious disease such as Zika is present in the province, NDP MLA Matt Wiebe said today. “Zika virus can cause serious birth defects and...

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Pallister Raises Concerns for Human Rights With Appointment of Socially Conservative Activist to Cabinet

August 24, 2016 The Pallister government has created concerns by appointing socially conservative MLA Andrew Micklefield to cabinet as the new government house leader, NDP MLA Wab Kinew said today. “The Rossmere MLA has long made it clear...

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Pallister Government Must Act Quickly to Prevent Economic Crisis in Wake of Tolko’s Announced Closing in The Pas: Lathlin

August 23, 2016 THE PAS--The closure of the Tolko Industries mills in The Pas will throw hundreds of people out of work and devastate the local economy, NDP MLA Amanda Lathlin said today. The Pallister government must act quickly to protect good jobs...

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Pallister Government Punishing Owners of Older Winnipeg Homes By Cancelling Support for Basement Flooding Protection Program: Maloway

August 18, 2016 The Pallister government is punishing owners of older Winnipeg homes with its decision to no longer support the Basement Flooding Protection Subsidy, NDP MLA Jim Maloway said today, adding the province should reverse its decision immediately. “Many...

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Manitoba NDP Welcomes the Federal Government Apology For the Forced Relocation of the Sayisi Dene

August 16, 2016 Tadoule Lake, MB--Tom Lindsey, the NDP MLA for Flin Flon, today welcomed the Government of Canada’s apology for the forced relocation of the Sayisi Dene from their homelands in 1956. “The tragic results are one of...

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Pallister Government Decision to Pull Plug on Fish Marketing Corporation Raises Serious Questions About Future of Commercial Fishing: Altemeyer

August 16, 2016 The Manitoba government’s decision to pull out of the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corp. raises major questions for the future of fishers in this province, NDP MLA Rob Altemeyer said today. “We are concerned that this could...

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Pallister Government’s First 100 Days Fail Manitoba Families, Put Brakes on Job Creation and Stall the Economy

August 10, 2016 Brian Pallister promised “change for the better” in his first 100 days in office—what families got instead was a lump of coal and a cold shoulder, Opposition Leader Flor Marcelino said today. “In opposition, Pallister...

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Provincial Government Must Take Immediate Action to Help Laid-off Workers and Ensure Resumption of Grain Shipments from Port of Churchill

August 10, 2016 It has been two weeks since Omnitrax shut down grain shipments and laid off port workers, but the Pallister government has not offered any solutions to save the 2016 shipping season or any support for workers and their families, NDP...

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Statement from NDP Critic Nahanni Fontaine on the National Inquiry on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

August 3, 2016 Today reflects the thirty-plus years of courageous and resilient work that families of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls across the country have pursued i...

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Statement on the Port of Churchill

July 28, 2016 We understand how valuable the Port of Churchill and the Bay Line are to economic development in the North and to the future of the community. Our critic, Tom Lindsey, is on the ground in Churchill today. He’s talking to those...

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NDP Call for Leadership in Response to Crisis in the North: Loss of Freight Service Adding Insult to Injury: NDP

July 27, 2016 Pallister and his cabinet are failing families in Churchill, in the North and across Canada by not taking leadership to find a solution to the devastating impact of OmniTRAX’s abrupt decision to layoff staff in Churchill and cut back...

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Government inaction with Omnitrax layoffs: Lindsey

July 26, 2016 OmniTrax’s decision to lay off its workforce is devastating for those at the Port and the community of Churchill. Today, the Manitoba Agriculture Minister gave platitudes to workers hurt by this decision, telling them “you’re...

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Statement about S&P Global's Downgrade on Manitoba's Credit Rating

July 15, 2016 Recently Alberta and Saskatchewan's credit ratings were also downgraded. But Manitoba's economy should not have followed this trend. If we were in government we would have continued to encourage trade and investment and provided support...

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Conservatives put partisanship before MMIWG, Indigenous representation on Police Board: Fontaine

July 13, 2016 Pallister’s decision to remove an Indigenous leader and strong advocate for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) and a former inner-city principal from the Winnipeg Police Board to make room for partisan appointments...

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Conservatives disappoint, mislead Manitobans in first session: Marcelino

June 30, 2016 Pallister's Conservatives' first session was a disappointment for families and an indication that this government is not only out of touch with the needs of Manitobans, but willing to mislead and exclude them, said Interim Opposition...

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Pallister embarrasses Manitoba on national stage

June 21, 2016 Yesterday, Premier Brian Pallister and his Finance Minister embarrassed Manitobans on the national stage by not signing the agreement on an affordable and sustainable expansion of the Canadian Pension Plan, Finance Critic James Allum...

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Pallister government further deceived Manitoba seniors: Wiebe

June 16, 2016 Manitoba seniors are fed up with the deceptions and arbitrary decisions from Pallister’s government that impact their future, said Health, Seniors and Active Living critic Matt Wiebe today. “This government keeps hiding reckless...

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Manitoba NDP denounce attack on workers: Lindsey

June15, 2016 The Manitoba NDP stands with labour leaders and working families against Bill 7 – The Labour Relations Amendment Act that was tabled in the Legislature by Pallister’s Conservative government today, said Labour critic Tom Lindsey. “We...

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Statement from Interim Leader of the Opposition Flor Marcelino on the Tragedy of the Orlando Shootings

June 13, 2016 All our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones in the Orlando massacre yesterday, as well as to the injured and those who witnessed the tragedy unfold. This was an act of homophobic violence against the LGBTTQ*...

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Manitoba NDP Calls for every College and University to have Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policies in Place: Kinew

June 8, 2016 Today Fort Rouge MLA Wab Kinew introduced Bill 204 to the House, which would ensure that post-secondary educational institutions have policies in place to counter s...

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Less than a quarter of Manitobans support MTS-Bell deal: Maloway

June 7, 2016 WINNIPEG –Pallister’s Conservatives are not listening to Manitobans who do not want to see MTS sold to Bell, Infrastructure critic Jim Maloway said today. “Pallister is out there advocating for a deal that less than...

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Pallister budget bad for Manitobans: Allum

No benefit for low-income families, increased taxes for seniors June 1, 2016 Yesterday’s budget did not provide necessary supports to families, seniors, students, women, and low-income Manitobans, Finance Critic James Allum...

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Pallister Government Fails to Deliver their Promised Plan for Child Care: Fontaine

May 25, 2016 Nahanni Fontaine, MLA for St. Johns, pressed the government today to level with Manitobans about their lack of a plan for accessible, affordable child care for Manitoba families. “Hardworking Manitoba families need affordable,...

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Pallister Government Continues to Endorse Bell-MTS Deal, Siding with Big Business over Regular Manitobans: Maloway

May 24, 2016 In Question Period today, Premier Brian Pallister continued to throw his support behind the Bell-MTS deal, despite the fact that it will almost certainly mean higher prices for regular Manitobans, said Jim Maloway, MLA for Elmwood. “The...

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MLA Jim Maloway Opposes MTS Sale

May 20, 2016 MLA for Elmwood Jim Maloway today announced serious concerns about the proposed sale of MTS to Bell Canada, calling it a bad deal for Manitobans. In particular, Maloway highlighted that everywhere there is a reduction of competition...

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Manitoba NDP Caucus Seeks Transparency, Accountability from Premier

May 18, 2016 Manitoba’s Official Opposition is asking the Attorney General to refer the Premier’s failure to make full and accurate disclosures under the Conflict of Interest Act to the Court of Queen’s Bench, Justice and Human Rights critic...

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Manitoba NDP Caucus Stands against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia

May 7, 2016 Manitoba’s Official Opposition is standing up in the House today to call on the PC government to commit to protecting the rights of all LGBTTQ* Manitobans on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, Interim...

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NDP Caucus Announces Official Opposition Critic Roles and Special Positions

Includes Labour, Reconciliation, Persons with Disabilities Portfolios May 10, 2016 The newly sworn-in Manitoba NDP Caucus has assigned critic roles that reflect the issues that are important to everyday Manitobans, Interim Leader Flor Marcelino...

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New Manitoba NDP Caucus Members Take Oath

May 9, 2016 Members of the Manitoba NDP Caucus celebrated with an oath taking ceremony at the Manitoba Legislative Building today. “We are so proud to welcome this incredible and diverse group to our caucus,” said interim NDP Leader Flor...

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2016 National Day of Mourning

This April 28th, 2016, labour leaders are joining members of the business community, MLAs, students, workers and their families to honour those who have been killed or injured on the job. As N...

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Tackling Key Issues on International Women’s Day

This Tuesday, March 8th, people around the world are celebrating International Women’s Day. Here in Manitoba—the first Canadian province to give some women the vote—we have a lot to be proud of. B...

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Join Us in the Stand Against Bullying

This Wednesday, February 24th, our NDP MLAs will join thousands of other Canadians wearing pink to show zero tolerance for bullying. The first Pink Shirt Day took place in 2007, but since t...

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Our Vision for Women’s Rights on the 100th Anniversary of the Vote

One hundred years ago, and two years before the rest of Canada, Manitoba women became the first to win the provincial right to vote. It was an important step towards equality, but the journey wasn’t over. Many people continued to be denied the right to vote on the...

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Building and Revitalizing Downtown Winnipeg

On January 18, 2016, Manitoba’s NDP government announced another $17.6 million in joint provincial-city funding to go towards the public space within the True North project, including a skating rink, public s...

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Our NDP plan for child care: 12,000 new spaces, lower fees, more training and better wages

Our NDP government understands that affordable, quality child care is important for working and middle-class Manitoba families. It gives families the option to go back to work or to upgrade their education, while their children are looked after in a safe, educational...

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Throne Speech 2015: A Forward-Looking, Optimistic Vision for the Future

This November, our NDP government presented a five-year plan that reimagines Manitoba as we build towards 2020. This year’...

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Legislative Building Open House

A Message from the Premier of Manitoba Season’s greetings and welcome to the Legislative Building Open House! I am delighted you could join us in celebrating the holidays. This very s...

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Making Sure Your Family Gets a Fair Deal

We know that Manitobans work hard and expect good value for their money—whether they’re buying their first car, getting their grandson a gift card for Christmas, or signing a new cell phone contract. That’s why...

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Provincial Government Building Inclusive Manitoba with more Opportunities for Young People as Legislative Session Ends

Targeted, Forward-looking Plan Invests Strategically To Meet the Needs of Families Now, Into the Future: Premier Selinger As reported by Manitoba Government News Services December 3...

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Kerri Irvin-Ross, Minister responsible for persons with disabilities, addressed a very large gathering in the rotunda of the legislature today to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The IDPD was first celebrated in 1992 and it plays an important role...

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Throne Speech Presents Smart, Strategic Vision for Growing, Inclusive, Prosperous Manitoba: Premier Selinger

As reported by Manitoba Government News Services November 16, 2015 In the 2015 speech from the throne, the provincial government outlined a targeted a...

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Women’s History Month 2015 - Celebrating Manitoba Women’s Firsts

The Manitoba government celebrated Women’s History Month with a special reception at the Legislative Building today. Women’s History Month highlights past and present contributions to Canadian society made by women from all walks of life. This year’s theme is Celebrating...

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Marking the Coming Centennial of Women's Right to Vote

Premier Selinger recognized many of Manitoba’s current trailblazers in the room who attended this event organized by the Speaker's office, and highlighted the fact that gaining the right to vote was a long, difficult fight for women. There are still many challenges like...

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International Day of the Girl 2015

Remarks by the Honourable Kerri Irvin-Ross, Minster responsible for the Status of women October 16, 2015 In 2012, the United Nations declared October 11 as t...

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World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day. In Canada, mental illness is the single largest category of disease affecting Canadians (CAMIMH, 2000). Managing mental illness can have an immense impact on individuals a...

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Manitoba Continues to Build on Plan to Grow Economy, Create Jobs, Focus on what Matters Most to Families

As reported by Manitoba Government News Services June 30, 2015 The Manitoba government is continuing to support families by growing the economy, helping young people build rewarding careers in the province, protecting workers...

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Steady Growth, Even More Good Jobs: Budget 2015 Keeps Building

Record Infrastructure Investments Create Jobs, Protect Services: Minister Dewar As reported by Manitoba Government News Services April 30, 2015 Budget 2...

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Manitoba’s Apology to First Nation, Métis and Inuit Survivors of the Sixties Scoop

Many Canadians are gradually becoming more familiar with the terrible legacy of residential schools. But the tragedy of the Sixties Scoop has also had a profound impact on Aboriginal families and requires reconciliation. On June 18, 2015, Premier Greg Selinger formally...

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Celebrating Manitoba Nurses

Nearly 18,000 nurses work in Manitoba everywhere from QuickCare clinics to ERs to personal care homes. Also, they’re often the caregivers families come to know and rely on most. That’s w...

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2015

The Canadian Mental Health Association started the Mental Health Awareness Week 64 years ago to promote mental well-being, combat the stigma around mental health illnesses and to put more people in touch with treatment and supports. This year, the CMHA is encouraging...

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Budget 2015 – Supporting the Rural Economy with more Jobs, Better Roads, Stronger Services

Investments in Health-care, Infrastructure Encouraging Rural Development: Minister Dewar As reported by Manitoba Government News Services April 30, 2015 Budget 2...

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Budget 2015: Investments in infrastructure and Training Support Northern Development

Training Youth Today Leads to Good Northern Jobs Tomorrow: Minister Dewar As reported by Manitoba Government News Services April 30, 2015 Supports f...

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Budget 2015 Keeps Building for Manitoba Business

Government Following Industry’s Advice Not to Take Foot off the Gas Pedal: Minister Dewar As reported by Manitoba Government News Services April 30, 2015 Budget 2...

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2015 National Day of Mourning

This April 28th, 2015, labour leaders are joining members of the business community, MLAs, students, community leaders, workers and their families to honour those who have been killed or injured o...

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NDP MLAs Embrace Whiteout, Stand United behind the Winnipeg Jets

April 15, 2014 April 9, 2015 was a momentous occasion for Manitobans everywhere: for the first time since the Winnipeg Jets were sold in 1996 and returned in 2011, our home team has made t...

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Keeping Manitoba Clean and Green – Earth Day 2015

This April 22nd, 2015, people around the world will be celebrating Earth Day. Specifically, “Clean Your Commute” is this year’s theme—an important reminder for us all. While walking, c...

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Support the 2015 Day of Pink

Join us in the stand against bullying! Here’s what our MLAs have to say about ending discrimination in Manitoba: Nancy Allan, MLA for St. Vital “Every o...

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Manitoba Tax Credits - Helping You and Your Family

Nurturing Creative Kids The Children’s Arts and Cultural Activity Tax Credit provides parents of children under 16 with a 10.8% income tax credit on up to $500 of eligible e...

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Agriculture Awareness Day 2015

While most of Manitoba is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, here at the Legislature we’re celebrating Agriculture Awareness Day! Today, Agriculture Minister Ron Kostyshyn welcomed farmers, agricultural manufacturers and producers to the Legislature to raise awareness around...

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Congratulations to the 12 Manitoban JUNO nominees!

Twelve talented Manitoba artists have been nominated for a Canadian music award this year. The 2015 JUNO Awards will take place tonight, March 15th, in Hamilton, ON. Congratulations and best of l...

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International Women’s Day 2015

Make It Happen – Financial Independence: Empowered Women On March 5, 2015, our Minister responsible for the Status of Women, Kerri Irvin-Ross, welcomed Manitobans to the Legislature t...

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Our Plan is Working for Manitoba Families

Strong economic growth means more jobs & opportunities for Manitobans Our NDP government’s economic plan uses targeted investments to grow the economy and create new jobs for Manitobans. ...

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Join Us in the Stand Against Bullying

This Wednesday, February 25th, our NDP MLAs will join thousands of other Canadians wearing pink to show zero tolerance for bullying. The first Pink Shirt Day took place in 2007, but since t...

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Creating More Opportunities for Families in the North

Like all families, parents and grandparents in northern Manitoba want their kids to get good jobs and put down roots close to home. They recognize the unique opportunities that are available in Manitoba’s n...

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Festival du Voyageur 2015

Feb. 13-22 Fév. 2015 Every year, Western Canada’s largest winter festival draws thousands of people to Winnipeg’s St. Boniface. Who can resist the charm of ...

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I Love to Read 2015

This February, teachers, students and families across Manitoba will be rediscovering the power of a good book. Almost every school has some special way they celebrate I Love to Read Month, whether it’s w...

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A Bonny Fight: Marking the 99th Anniversary of Manitoba Women Winning the Right to Vote

Not quite 100 years ago, and two years before the rest of Canada, Manitoba women became the first to win the provincial right to vote. Political activist Nellie McClung is still a household name f...

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ManitobaQuits 2015

This week, our government is supporting the launch of the Manitoba Lung Association’s campaign It’s Your Choice – ManitobaQuits 2015. This year’s contest also coincides with National Non-Smoking W...

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2015 The Year of Sport

New world-class venues, like the MTS Centre and Investors Group Field, are creating more opportunities than ever. Last year, we hosted the JUNO Awards and showcased Manitoba’s homegrown talent a...

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You’re invited to the Manitoba Legislature Open House!

On Saturday, December 6, join us at the Manitoba Legislature from 1 to 3 p.m. for refreshments, entertainment and best holiday wishes from your Members of the Legislative Assembly. You can visit Ministers and MLAs in their offices and in Room 234, and then drop by...

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Investments in Education, Infrastructure will Grow Manitoba’s Economy, Create Jobs, Provide Opportunities for Young People: Premier Selinger

Throne Speech Focused On Priorities of Manitoba Families As reported by Manitoba Government News Services November 20, 2014 Today’s speech from t...

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Manitoba Marks the Second Annual Nurse Practitioner Day by Creating More Opportunities for Future Nurse Practitioners

November 18, 2014 Last year, our government proclaimed the first Nurse Practitioner Day to recognize these health care professionals who make it easier for families to get the care t...

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Remembrance Day

Honouring those serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace Deanne Crothers, Special Envoy for Military Affairs, places a Manitoba flag in the sands of Juno beach as a symbol of t...

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Premier Selinger Announces Changes to Cabinet

Changes to the provincial cabinet will ensure a renewed focus on growing Manitoba’s economy, creating jobs and opportunities for young people, and protecting front-line services, Premier Greg Selinger a...

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We Day Manitoba

On Wednesday October 29th, 16,000 young Manitobans filled the MTS Centre—not to watch the Jets or sing along with Lady Gaga, but to learn more about social issues and how they can make a difference. Image o...

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Official Unveiling of the Holodomor Statue: "Bitter Memories of Childhood"

As reported by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress - Manitoba Provincial Council On September 21, 2014, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Manitoba Provincial Council sponsored the Official Unveiling of the Holodomor Statue: “Bitter Memories of Childhood”...

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40th Anniversary of Home Care

This week Manitoba reached a milestone: 40 years of universal home care. The Manitoba government has proclaimed Sept. 8 to 14 as Home Care Week to celebrate the many ways home care has made a difference in people’s lives. In recognition of forty years’ of accomplishments...

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Premier Selinger Supports a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women

Aboriginal organizations have asked for this, all the premiers are supporting it because we believe it's important to get the underlying causes to get to solutions that make a difference to people on a day-to-day basis. It can be focused on action, it can be focused on prevention, ...

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10 Things You’ve Likely Heard Of This Legislative Session

10 Things you’ve likely heard about The Manitoba government has introduced a new five-year, $5.5-billion infrastructure plan that will create 58,900 good jobs for...

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Provincial State of Emergency Declared

As reported by Manitoba Government News Services July 4, 2014 The Manitoba government is declaring a provincial state of emergency to take effect at noon today; requesting Canadian Forces support; and establishing a unified...

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What Manitobans have Learned about Brian Pallister this Session

June 13, 2014 As the legislative session comes to a close, it is traditional to reflect on what our government has achieved on behalf of Manitoba families. It also provides an opportunity to reflect on what Manitobans have learned about those who opposed...

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Manitoba on Right Track with Focused Plan to Create Good Jobs, Grow Economy, Protect Front-Line Services for Families: Swan

As reported by Manitoba Government News Services June 12, 2014 A $5.5-billion infrastructure plan that will grow Manitoba’s economy and create 58,900 jobs over five years, new legislation that would support businesses...

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Budget 2014: a Focused Plan to Create Good Jobs, Grow the Economy, Protect Front-line Services For Families

Budget 2014 Delivers More Opportunities for Our Kids To Build a Future in Manitoba: Minister Howard As reported by Manitoba Government News Services March 6, 2014 Budget 2...

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Pallister’s PCS Vote Against Measures that will Help Temporary Workers Secure Permanent Jobs: Marcelino

May 30, 2014 PC Leader Brian Pallister and his PCs have now twice voted against new legislation that would break down barriers preventing temporary workers from getting permanent jobs. This spring, our government introduced Bill 50 – The...

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Members of the Manitoba NDP Caucus - Proud to Support All Manitobans

Jim Rondeau MLA for Assiniboia First openly gay MLA elected in Manitoba. Nancy Allan MLA for St. Vital Champion of ga...

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Unanimously-passed NDP MLA’S Resolution Commemorates 70th Anniversary of D-Day: Crothers

May 27, 2014 Special Envoy for Military Affairs Deanne Crothers’ resolution commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day passed unanimously today in the Legislature. This Private Member’s Resolution from the St. James MLA recognized the...

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NDP MLA's Resolution Applauding Filipino Nurses in Manitoba Passes Unanimously: Marcelino

May 26, 2014 Last week, Tyndall Park MLA Ted Marcelino’s resolution recognizing the work of Filipino- Manitoban health care professionals passed unanimously in the Legislature. This Private Member’s Resolution, entitled Filipino Nursing,...

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Standing in Solidarity - #BringBackOurGirls

One month after the abduction, over 200 of the kidnapped Nigerian girls are still missing. A Free the Girls Now rally took place today, leading to the steps of the Manitoba Legislature. There the Honourable Kerri Irvin-Ross, Minister Responsible for the Status...

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The Minister responsible for the Status of Women Condems Acts of Violence in Chibok, Nigeria

May 13, 2014 All members of the Manitoba Legislative Assembly stand in solidarity with those working for the safe return of the approximately 300 girls kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Nigeria, and condemn in the strongest terms this act of...

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NDP MLA’s Resolution Promoting Inclusion for all Students Passes Unanimously: Wight

Melanie Wight, MLA for Burrows, introduced a Private Member’s Resolution today recognizing the importance of inclusive school environments, which passed unanimously in the House. This resolution recognizes that inclusion for all students creates a positive and healthy...

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Remembering Elijah Harper

Premier Selinger moved the following motion of condolence in the House on May 12th in memory of Elijah Harper. Links to audio files of NDP caucus members who spoke to the motion appear below. ------------- Hon. G...

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Celebrating Teachers

On Monday, April 28, 2014 the Manitoba Legislature opened its door to teachers, principals, and educators from around the province for an event called Celebrating Teachers. Keynote speakers were James Allum, Minister of Education and Advanced Learning, followed by...

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St. Norbert MLA Advocates for Greater Rail Safety in South Winnipeg

April 29, 2014 Dave Gaudreau, MLA for St. Norbert, introduced a Private Member’s Resolution to the Legislative Assembly today calling for greater rail safety that was passed unanimously in the House. This resolution, entitled Rail Safety...

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Day of Mourning 2014

Every year on April 28, Canada marks the Day of Mourning to commemorate the lives of workers who have been killed or injured on the job. Winnipeg leaders once again marched through downtown Winnipeg to raise awareness on this important date. The annual Leaders' Walk, organized...

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April 9, 2014 – The Day of Pink

These days, we hope that every Manitoba student has the chance to talk about bullying—what it looks like, how to prevent it and how to stop it. The Day of Pink is an opportunity for every Manitoban t...

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Manitoba Music – All MLAs Celebrate the 2014 JUNO Awards

March 26, 2014 On March 25, 2014, Manitoba’s Legislative Assembly unanimously passed a Private Member’s Resolution recognizing the importance of our music industry and congratulating a...

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In Solidarity – Manitoba Stands with Ukrainian Families for Democracy in Ukraine

On March 10th, 2014, all members of the Legislative Assembly voted together to pass a Manitoba Government motion declaring that all members stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and their struggle for democracy. Dave Chomiak, MLA for Kildonan and Mineral...

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Anti-bullying Blanket Makes Stop at Legislative Building to Mark Pink Shirt Day

As reported by the Government of Manitoba News Media Services February 26, 2014 Province Continues Anti-bullying Efforts with Resources, S...

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Manitoba NDP MLAs Observe Pink Shirt Day

Today, your Members of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba are wearing pink to take a stand against bullying. Pink Shirt Day is an opportunity for staff, students and community members to discuss b...

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Manitoba Supports Government of Canada's Strong Stand Against Violence in Ukraine

As reported by the Government of Manitoba News Media Services February 18, 2014 Premier Greg Selinger today issued the following statement regarding renewed violence in Ukraine. “We are extremely concerned...

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Statement by Premier Greg Selinger on the Passing of Nelson Mandela

As reported by Manitoba Government News Services December 5th, 2013 A tribute to Nelson Mandela will take place at the Legislative Building on Saturday, December 14th at 2:00 PM. A b...

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Pallister's PC Party Votes to Support Senate, Turns Back on Manitoba Families

November 26, 2013 In a vote Tuesday afternoon, Brian Pallister and his entire PC caucus stood up in the Legislature and voted against a motion calling on the federal government to consult provinces, with the aim of abolishing the Senate. The motion had...

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NDP Anti-bullying Bill Moves Forward Despite Continued PC Attempts to Block it

Manitobans to Have Their Say at Public Committee Hearing Starting Tonight: Allum September 3, 2013 Public committee hearings are set to begin this evening on a bill that will target cyberbullying and allow students to establish anti-bullying groups in...

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NDP MLA’s Resolution to Support Malala’s Mission for Universal Education Passes Unanimously

August 6, 2013 A Private Member’s Resolution introduced by NDP MLA for Radisson Bidhu Jha, which calls on federal, provincial and territorial governments to work with the international community to promote a high standard of education for all children, was passed...

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NDP MLA’s Resolution on Nutritional Experiments Passes Unanimously

July 30, 2013 A Private Member’s Resolution introduced by NDP MLA for The Pas Frank Whitehead, which calls on the federal government to expand the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate nutritional experiments conducted on Aboriginal people...

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Rallying Against Homophobia

More than 300 people attended a rally at the legislature to “Say No to Bullying and Homophobia. Show Your Support for Bill 18,” on May 16. The Rainbow Resource Centre held the rally in support of the International Day Against Homophobia. Speakers included Executive...

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First Nations Treaties honoured at the Legislature

On May 13, 2013, the Manitoba government acknowledged the contribution of First Nation people to the province on “Honouring the Treaties Day,” an annu...

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Celebrating Students and Youth Leadership

On May 7, 2013, Youth leaders from across Manitoba were honoured by the Premier, Ministers and MLAs at the “Reception Celebrating Students and Youth Leadership.” Youth Opportunities Minister Kevin Chief emceed and the Premier honoured the volunteers with a rousing...

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Celebrating Volunteers & Community Leaders at the Manitoba Legislature

On April 30, Manitoba MLAs were “Celebrating Volunteers & Community Leaders at the Manitoba Legislature”, an event to honour the dedicated citizens who put their time and heart into making our communities the wonderful places they are. Healthy Living Minister...

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Priorities for Manitobans

Manitobans deserve a health-care system that meets their needs and Manitobans expect to have a high-quality education system ...

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