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Kinew and NDP Caucus Hold Pallister Government to Account

October 11, 2019 Wab Kinew and the NDP Caucus stood against the Pallister government’s austerity agenda while offering positive alternatives to cuts to health care, education, regressive changes to Crown Land leases and unconstitutional wage freezes...

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Pallister Hurts Rural Families with Crown Land Lease Changes

October 3, 2019 NDP Agriculture Critic Diljeet Brar condemned the Pallister government for ignoring the concerns of Manitoba beef producers who say regulation changes to Crown Land leases will devastate family farms and put Manitoba’s beef industry...

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Fewer Children with Exceptional Needs Funded Under Pallister

October 2, 2019 After repeatedly denying a cut to inclusion support funding for children with exceptional needs, the Families Annual Report reveals a clear reduction in the number of children who are provided support. “All children should...

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Vacancy Rates Spike at St Boniface ER, Wait Times Continue to Increase

October 1, 2019 In the first Question Period of the new Legislature, NDP Leader Wab Kinew questioned the Premier on rising vacancy rates and wait times at emergency departments across Winnipeg. “Patients and nurses suffer when too many positions...

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Kinew’s Official Opposition Sworn In

September 27, 2019 Eighteen newly elected NDP candidates were sworn in as Members of the Legislative Assembly today to form Manitoba’s Official Opposition. The NDP caucus is one of the most diverse in Manitoba’s history with six women,...

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NDP Call for Greater Mining Supports for Northern Manitoba

July 18th, 2019 NDP Leader Wab Kinew criticized the Pallister government today for ignoring northern Manitoba’s mining crisis and failing to take tangible action to protect northern workers and their families. Documents obtained through...

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NDP Call for Inquest into Death of Lifeflight Patient

July 15th, 2019 NDP MLA for The Pas Amanda Lathlin has written a letter to the province’s Chief Medical Examiner asking him to call an inquest into the tragic death of Gordon Jebb, who waited more than twelve hours for a Lifeflight plane to transport...

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ER Wait Times Rise Under Pallister’s Failing Health Plan

June 27th, 2019 NDP Leader Wab Kinew pointed to Brian Pallister’s failing health care plan, which includes closing emergency rooms and cutting front line staff, as the reason ER wait times continue to rise rapidly across Winnipeg. The...

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NDP Condemns Pallister for Cutting 500 Nurses

June 27th, 2019 NDP Leader Wab Kinew condemned Premier Brian Pallister today for cutting more than 500 nurses across Manitoba, leaving the province’s health care system in a state of crisis. “Pallister’s health care cuts and ER...

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Pallister’s Health Cuts Put Northern Health Care at Risk

June 12, 2019 Today the NDP called on the government to make real investments in northern health after yesterday’s news that water damage has closed three of Thompson Hospital’s operating rooms shows the real dangers of Pallister’s cuts to...

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Kinew Plans Ambitious Climate Action: Commits to Paris Emissions Targets

May 31st, 2019 Wab Kinew and the Manitoba NDP today committed to a science-first approach in the fight against climate change, vowing to reduce carbon emissions by 45% of 2010 levels by 2030 and to become carbon neutral by 2050. The commitment, which...

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Kinew Bill to Celebrate Sikh Heritage Month Passes in Legislature

May 29, 2019 Bill #228, the Sikh Heritage Month Act passed third reading in the Manitoba Legislature yesterday. The bill, which was introduced by NDP Leader Wab Kinew is on track to become law when the House rises next week. Kinew...

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Kinew Condemns Pallister Government’s Closure of Churchill Liquor Store

May 26, 2019 Wab Kinew condemned today the Pallister Government’s closure of the Churchill Liquor Store as another instance of the provincial government’s abandoning support for the people of Churchill. Freedom of Information requests...

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Statement from Wab Kinew on NDP MLA Andrew Swan’s Retirement

Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew made a statement today acknowledging MLA Andrew Swan’s decision not to seek re-election and thanked him for his service to the NDP and Manitobans. “Andrew has been one of the most dynamic and hardworking MLAs the New Democratic...

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NDP Stands with Students; Condemn Cut to ACCESS Bursary

May 14, 2019 The Manitoba NDP stood today with over forty students from the University of Manitoba’s Inner-City Social Work Program opposed to the Pallister Government’s cut to the ACCESS Bursary. “ACCESS bursaries ensured that students...

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NDP Introduce Bill to Expand Mental Health Supports for Workers

May 9th, 2019 Manitoba NDP MLA for Flin Flon Tom Lindsey introduced Bill 224 The Workers Compensation Amendment Act (Psychological Stressors) to make it easier for Manitoba workers struggling with mental health to get the supports they need....

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NDP Call for Investments in Northern Manitoba

April 30th, 2019 The Manitoba NDP called on the Pallister government to stop ignoring the Port of Churchill one day after the Premier signed an agreement with the Port of Vancouver to increase exports destined for Asian markets. “The...

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ER Wait Times Continue to Rise under Pallister Cuts

April 26, 2019 Brian Pallister’s plan to close the Concordia and Seven Oaks emergency rooms and his deep cuts to health care services have led to rapidly rising wait times over the last few months. “Pallister’s plan clearly isn’t working....

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NDP Delay Attacks on Labour, Keep Cannabis Affordable

April 17, 2019 The Manitoba NDP announced today Bill 18 The Labour Relations Amendment Act and Bill 3 The Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Control Amendment Act (Cannabis Social Responsibility Fee) will be delayed until the fall. The...

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