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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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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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