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NDP Renews its call on Pallister Government to make Abortion Pill Available for all Women Provincewide at no Charge: Fontaine

July 20, 2017 The Manitoba NDP is calling on the Pallister government to follow the example of four other provinces and make the abortion pill available at no cost to women in this province, MLA Nahanni Fontaine said today. “Alberta is the...

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NDP Calls on Pallister Government to Ensure Churchill Rail Line is Repaired Before Winter: Lindsey

July 19, 2017 Premier Pallister must stop wasting time and start working immediately with the federal government, the City of Churchill and surrounding communities to take over the rail line to Churchill and repair it before winter makes construction...

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Pallister Government Continues to Undermine Health Care, Break its Election Promise by Closing Four Winnipeg QuickCare Clinics: Wiebe

July 11, 2017 The Pallister government is closing four more QuickCare clinics in Winnipeg, reducing staff-to-patient ratios and hiking fees for long-term care patients, which will further undermine health care for families, NDP Health Critic Matt Wiebe...

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NDP Calls on Pallister Government to Guarantee Supports for Inclusion, Not Cut: Fontaine

June 30, 2017 The Pallister Government needs to guarantee supports for children with special needs, not cut them, NDP Families Critic Nahanni Fontaine said today. The Pallister government recently paused funding to the Child Care Inclusion Support Program...

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Pallister’s Excuses for Hiding Public Reports a Complete Fabrication: Allum, Wiebe

June 28, 2017 The Pallister Government is hiding their secret reports from the public, using false excuses to mask their plans for cuts and privatization, revealed NDP Finance Critic James Allum and Health Critic Matt Wiebe today. “Brian...

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Statement from Health Critic Matt Wiebe on New Health Care Organization

The Minister is making massive changes to our health care system, causing disruption and sowing confusion, based on reports the Premier refuses to release to the public. Manitobans cannot understand why these changes are being made unless the Premier and his Minister stop misleading...

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Pallister Government Failing in Its Obligation to Support Inclusion

June 26, 2017 The Pallister Government is ignoring its commitment to the most vulnerable Manitobans by not providing support to new applicants through the Child Care Inclusion Support Program, said NDP Families Critic Nahanni Fontaine. “The...

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Looming Overnight Closure of Misericordia Urgent Care

We are now seeing the consequences of the disruption and disorganization caused for front-line workers by Pallister’s cuts to our health care system. Pallister and his Ministers can no longer deny or evade the fact that their irresponsible and ill-conceived plan is having...

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NDP Urges Premier to Take Action to Assist Churchill: Lindsey Calls on Province to Send Inspection Teams

June 21, 2017 The Pallister government can take action immediately by sending provincial inspectors to assess the extent of damage on the Churchill rail line, Tom Lindsey, MLA for Flin Flon, said today. “Weeks have passed since rail service...

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Pallister Government’s Refusal to Keep MPI Rates Affordable An Abdication of Responsibility to Families, Businesses: Swan

June 16, 2017 The Pallister government has again abandoned Manitobans by sitting back and allowing MPI rates to rise by more than a projected six per cent over two years, said NDP MLA Andrew Swan. “Once again, the premier and his cabinet...

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Pallister Government’s Failure to Sign on to National Climate Accord A Lost Opportunity to be a Leader, Reduce Emissions, Create Green Jobs: Altemeyer

June 15, 2017 The NDP is calling on the Pallister government to stop dragging its heels and sign on to the national climate change agreement before it loses out on millions in federal funding earmarked for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. “Ottawa...

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NDP Urges Premier and Prime Minister to Act Quickly To Address Crisis in Churchill and the North

June 14, 2017 Tom Lindsey, MLA for Flin Flon, has sent letters to the premier of Manitoba and the prime minister of Canada urging both levels of government to act immediately to address the crisis in the Town of Churchill and the North resulting from...

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Government Cuts to Health Care Throw Misericordia Urgent Care Centre into Turmoil

Patients given no Notice; may be Scrambling for Treatment as Early as June 19 June 9, 2017 A memo from the chief medical officer of Misericordia Urgent Care Centre reveals the centre may have to close overnight as early as...

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NDP Calls on Pallister Government to Ensure Churchill and Any Communities Isolated by Floods Receive Critical Food and Medical Supplies by Air

June 5, 2017 The NDP is calling on the Pallister government to ensure the Town of Churchill and any other remote communities cut off by flooding receive critical food and medical supplies by air until the train can reach them once again. “The...

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Manitoba Legislature Rises for Summer: Pallister’s Agenda of Austerity Hurts Seniors and Families

Assembly Passes Two Important NDP Bills Honouring Manitoba’s Indigenous Peoples May 31, 2017 The spring sitting of the Manitoba legislature is ending with a string of broken promises from the Pallister government whose austerity...

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NDP Condemns the Pallister Government For not Making the Minimum Wage a Living Wage

May 31, 2017 The NDP condemns the Pallister government for refusing to support a proposal to raise the minimum wage to a living wage. “The Pallister government’s meagre 15 cent increase after freezing the minimum wage for two years is a...

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NDP Urges Health Minister to Listen to Concerns of Families And Reverse Decision to Close Concordia ER: Wiebe

May 30, 2017 More than 5,000 people representing families across northeast Winnipeg have signed a petition calling on the health minister to reverse his decision to close the Concordia Hospital emergency room. A group representing the families will...

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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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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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Health Care Cuts - Download the Petition

Download the petition below and ask your friends and neighbours to sign it. When a page is full, please mail it to this address and one of our MLAs will present your petition to the Legislative Assembly: N.D.P. Caucus Room 234 Legislative Building...

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