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NDP Announces Caucus, Critic Positions

September 21, 2017 NDP Leader Wab Kinew announced caucus and critic roles for NDP MLAs. “Our team will stand up for everyday Manitobans, and for the issues they care about: good jobs, quality health care close to home, and a future in this...

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Pallister’s Proposed Health Tax Would Cost Families Thousands of Dollars Yearly: Wiebe

September 13, 2017 Premier Brian Pallister’s proposed health tax would cost thousands of dollars a year for most Manitoba families, NDP Health Critic Matt Wiebe said today. “The premier has broken his word to Manitobans yet again – he...

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Statement by NDP MLA Tom Lindsey on the announcement concerning Port of Churchill and the Hudson Bay rail line

Today’s announcement by the Federal Government is an important first step in providing real support that the people of Churchill have needed for over a year. What is needed now is a provincial partner. Premier Pallister needs to stop passing the buck and come to the table...

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Statement by NDP Health Critic Matt Wiebe on the PC Government's PCH announcement

The Pallister government canceled hundreds of PCH beds barely six months ago, causing deep confusion and uncertainty in communities across the province and leaving millions of dollars, that had been raised by communities in Winnipeg and Lac du Bonnet, unspent. The Pallister...

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Labour Day 2017 a Time to Honour Workers And Renew Fight for Fairness in Workplace

September 4, 2017 Thanks to the innumerable contributions of generations of workers, Manitoba is a wonderful place to live and raise a family, said NDP Labour Critic Tom Lindsey, who today called on the Pallister government to reverse its anti-labour...

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Provincial and Federal NDP Call on Government to Refer North Dakota Water Projects to International Commission for Review

August 31, 2017 NDP MLA Rob Altemeyer and NDP MP Daniel Blaikie joined forces today after learning two potentially dangerous water diversion projects in North Dakota have not been referred to the International Joint Commission (IJC) for review. “North...

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NDP Urges Pallister Government to Release Report of Wait Time Reduction Task Force: Wiebe

August 30, 2017 Despite telling Manitobans the Wait Time Reduction Task Force would submit its report by June 30 of this year, the Pallister government has kept its work secret, said NDP Health Critic Matt Wiebe, who today urged the health minister...

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NDP Urges Pallister and Trudeau Governments to Ensure Water Safety As North Dakota Water Proceeds with two Diversion Projects: Altemeyer

August 16, 2017 With North Dakota gearing up to build two major projects that would allow water to flow from the Missouri River basin into the Red and Assiniboine rivers, the NDP is urging the Pallister and Trudeau governments to intervene to protect...

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NDP calls on Pallister Government to Stop Health-Care Closures; Pallister’s Politically Motivated Cuts Creating Chaos: Wiebe

Aug. 15, 2017 In light of further evidence today the WRHA is unprepared for the closures of the Victoria General Hospital emergency room and Misericordia Urgent Care Centre, the NDP is calling on the Pallister government to immediately halt its politically...

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Pallister’s Political Timeline Damaging Health-Care System: NDP Calls for Halt to Ill-conceived Cuts: Wiebe

August 14, 2017 Today’s WRHA announcement is an admission they are not prepared for the closure of the Victoria emergency care room and the Misericordia urgent care centre, said NDP Health Critic Matt Wiebe, who called on the government to halt this...

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Pallister Government Snubs Northern Manitoba With Failure to Invest in Water Treatment: Lathlin, Lindsey

August 11, 2017 The Pallister government has snubbed the North again with its announcement this week they will spend millions on water treatment projects in every part of the province except northern Manitoba, NDP MLAs Amanda Lathlin and Tom Lindsey...

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Manitoba More Dangerous Under the Pallister Government: Swan

Wrong priorities put Manitobans at risk July 24, 2017 Crime is on the rise in Manitoba. Today’s Statistics Canada report, “Police-reported crime statistics in Canada, 2016”, shows that crime severity in Manitoba rose eight per cent...

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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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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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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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Andrew Swan

Andrew Swan is the Member of the Legislative Assembly for the West End Winnipeg constituency of Minto. First elected in a by-election in 2004, he was re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2016. An experienced lawyer, Andrew served as the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Manitoba...

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Ted Marcelino

Even before he was first elected as the MLA for Tyndall Park in 2011, Ted was well known in the community for his volunteer work helping new Canadians. He helped families with their Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program applications, volunteered his time as a Commissioner for Oaths...

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Greg Selinger

Greg was first elected as MLA for St. Boniface in 1999. Before serving as Premier from 2009 to 2016, he held the position of Minister of Finance. Greg’s many years of training and professional experience have shaped his commitment to protecting the services families count...

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James Allum

James was first elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Fort Garry-Riverview in 2011 and was re-elected in 2016. He worked with the City of Winnipeg for 15 years, where his last post was Manager of Aboriginal Initiatives in the Office of the CAO. James’s...

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Nahanni Fontaine

As a young girl and teen, Nahanni Fontaine made Winnipeg’s North End her home. Since then she has since spent much of her political activism and career strengthening the voices of Indigenous women and girls. Before entering politics, Nahanni worked as Special Advisor...

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Jim Maloway

Jim Maloway has represented the people of Elmwood both as MLA and Member of Parliament every year since 1986, when he was first elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly. Jim has distinguished himself for his eager contributions to legislative debates and his ability to speak...

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Flor Marcelino

Logan is a diverse constituency composed of several communities. Within our constituency, communities of youths and seniors, First Nations, descendants of immigrants and recent immigrants, working people and students alike, make their home. It is my honour to represent every one...

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Bernadette Smith

A lifelong New Democrat, Bernadette Smith is the current Assistant Director of WayFinders Program in the Seven Oaks School Division, and hopes to continue the good works, community- building initiatives and social justice advocacy championed by the NDP for Point Douglas' constituency,...

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Amanda Lathlin

April 21, 2015, was a historic day for all Manitobans, as well as for the newest MLA for the constituency of The Pas. On that day, Amanda Lathlin became the first First Nations woman to be elected to the Manitoba Legislative Assembly. Deeply rooted in her community,...

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Matt Wiebe

Born and raised in northeast Winnipeg, Matt was first elected as MLA for Concordia in a by-election in 2010 and re-elected in 2011 and 2016. Matt has deep roots in the community, attending River East Collegiate and playing football with the East Side Eagles. He also...

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Wab Kinew

Originally from Onigaming First Nation, in Northwestern Ontario, Wabanakwut (Wab) Kinew moved with his family to Winnipeg when he was young and got a BA in Economics. A journalist, author, hip-hop artist, producer, media personality and university administrator, Wab was hailed...

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