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NDP Calls for Inquest into Death of Northern Patient

October 17, 2018 Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew and MLA Tom Lindsey are calling for an inquest into the death of a northern man who was travelling from Thompson to Winnipeg for a medical appointment. Abraham Donkey recently had heart surgery...

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NDP Call on Pallister Government to Restore Transit Funding

October 11, 2018 Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew and NDP MLA James Allum called on the Pallister government to reverse his cuts to public transit and restore the 50/50 public transit funding agreement with municipalities, including the City of Winnipeg....

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NDP Introduce Bill to Ban Health Care Premiums

October 10, 2018 Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew and Health Critic Andrew Swan called on the Pallister government to keep health care affordable and accessible for families by committing to support an NDP bill to ban health premiums. Swan introduced...

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Pallister Government Refuses to Support Bill to Protect LGBTTQ* Students

October 4, 2018 The Manitoba NDP criticized the government for refusing to support a bill that would protect LGBTTQ* students from discrimination and bullying. Bill 224 The Public Schools Amendment Act (No Disclosure Without Consent)...

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Official Opposition NDP Stand Up for Health, Education as Session Resumes

October 3, 2018 NDP Leader Wab Kinew will hold the Pallister government to account on two key issues as the 3rd Session of the 41st Legislature resumes today. Kinew vowed to stand up for one of the most important issues for Manitoba families—health...

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Winnipeg ER Wait Times

September 24, 2018 “The Minister of Health’s claim that wait times for Winnipeg’s emergency rooms have decreased is not supported by hard evidence. He claims that overall wait times have decreased by 8.5% since October 2017, but according to...

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Footage of Plane Collapse Raises Concerns about Lifeflight Bidders

September 20, 2018 The Manitoba NDP shared footage of a King Air E90 plane whose landing gear collapsed as it landed on the runway at Thompson Airport on September 9th, 2018. The plane was owned by SkyNorth. The Manitoba NDP have learned SkyNorth...

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Kinew Calls for Stronger Palliative Care in Light of CIHI Report

September 19, 2018 Wab Kinew, Leader of the Manitoba NDP, has renewed calls for investments in palliative care services that help Manitoba patients get the care they need at end of life. Kinew’s call comes in light of a report released by...

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Pallister’s Health Plan Causing Chaos at Health Sciences Centre

September 18, 2018 Wab Kinew, Leader of the Manitoba NDP, spoke to media today about upcoming deletions for nursing staff as part of the Pallister government’s second phase of healthcare cuts. Staff received notice of the upcoming deletions...

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NDP Leader Criticizes Premier’s Plan for More Chaos for Nurses and Patients

September 11, 2018 NDP Leader Wab Kinew criticized the Pallister government’s announcement to implement a second round of deletions for nurses and health care staff at Winnipeg’s five hospitals as part of the second phase in their plan to close...

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Kinew: Government Must Include Fox Lake Leadership in Hydro Abuse Steering Committee

August 27, 2018 Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew has joined Fox Lake’s call on the Minister of Sustainable Development to include the community and their leadership as members on the Minister’s steering committee. The Minister...

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Statement Regarding Manitoba Government’s Reports on Sexual and Workplace Harassment

August 9th, 2018 “Harassment and sexual harassment in a government workplace is a serious issue that must be addressed. That’s why our party has made this a priority since I was elected leader, when we mandated ongoing anti-harassment employee...

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Cabinet Shuffle Signals More Cuts for Manitoba Families

August 1, 2018 Andrew Swan warned Manitoba families further cuts to health care, education and front line services are on the horizon after the Premier announced major cabinet changes today. “Manitoba has been suffering from some of the...

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NDP Call on Manitoba Government To Show Leadership On Greyhound Closures

July 10, 2018 The Manitoba NDP is calling on the provincial Government to show leadership as the loss of Greyhound bus services will make it harder for rural and northern Manitobans to access healthcare and other essential services. Yesterday...

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Pallister Plans More PCH Cuts

July 5, 2018 Information obtained by the NDP indicates that the Pallister government is planning to hand down more cuts to personal care homes in Manitoba this coming fiscal year. Last year, 40 personal care homes were forced to cut their budgets...

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NDP Wins Case: Hudson Bay Railroad Ordered to Fix Rail Line to Churchill

June 15, 2018 After a year of uncertainty and hardship, the Manitoba NDP has received a decision which orders Hudson Bay Railway Company to fix the rail line and restore service to Churchill starting July 3, 2018. “This is the first order...

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NDP Oppose Pallister’s Bad Bills in Late Sitting of the Manitoba Legislature

June 1, 2018 In a sitting that ran into the early hours of Friday morning at the Manitoba Legislature, NDP members opposed several bills put forward by the Pallister government that move Manitoba in the wrong direction. The NDP noted serious...

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Pallister Starts to Back Down From Attack on Local Newspapers

May 29, 2018 NDP Leader Wab Kinew praised his NDP colleagues, the Manitoba Community Newspapers Association, and all the residents of Manitoba that raised their voices after measures that would hurt local newspapers were removed this afternoon from...

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NDP Introduce Bill to Protect Manitobans From Discrimination

May 29, 2018 Today NDP MLA Andrew Swan introduced Bill 225, The Human Rights Code Amendment Act (Genetic Characteristics) which would ban employment and insurance discrimination on the basis of genetic identity. Swan noted that...

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Pallister Fails to Build New Personal Care Home Beds For Second Straight Year

May 24, 2018 Information obtained by the NDP indicates that the Pallister government has not built one new personal care home bed initiated by their government for a second straight fiscal year. The only project completed in the 2017-2018 fiscal...

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Pallister Still Missing In Action on Churchill

May 23, 2018 On the anniversary of the closure of the rail line to Churchill, NDP Leader Wab Kinew condemned the Pallister Government for their failure to be a meaningful partner in efforts to get the line running again. Over the past year,...

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Families Struggling With Addictions Deserve Better

May 15, 2018 Today NDP Leader Wab Kinew continued to pressure Brian Pallister for answers on how a recommendation for a front-line addictions treatment option was removed from a consultant’s report. The report was released Monday morning...

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NDP Moves to Ban Puppy Mills, Limit Exotic Pets

May 10, 2018 Today NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine introduced two private members’ bills that would ban puppy mills, limit the presence of exotic pets, and establish an annual Animal Shelter and Rescue Awareness Day. Bill 227, The Animal...

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NDP Calls for Investments in Low-Income Families

May 10, 2018 Yesterday NDP MLA Bernadette Smith introduced Bill 223, The Child and Family Services Amendment Act, which would protect low-income families and parents from having children taken into care solely because of poverty conditions. Smith...

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Education Cuts Hurting Students, Families

April 30, 2018 Today, NDP Education Critic Matt Wiebe called on the Pallister government to reverse cuts to education that are hurting students and families in Manitoba. A report from the Council of Minister of Education, Canada released today...

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NDP Introduces Bill for Gender-Neutral Identification

April 25, 2018 NDP Leader Wab Kinew appeared alongside guests at the Rainbow Resource Centre to announce he will be introducing a bill to allow for gender-neutral government issued identification, like birth certificates. The Bill will amend...

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Updates from MLA Online Desks

Tom Lindsey

Tom Lindsey is a longtime labour activist who understands the priorities of everyday families and working people. Raised on a family farm in southern Saskatchewan, Tom moved to Flin Flon in 1974. He meant to live there for a year, but stayed forever—drawn to the fight for social...

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