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Pallister Government Cut Mobile Breast Cancer Screening

December 14, 2018 Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew and NDP Critic for Status of Women Nahanni Fontaine expressed concern about internal government documents that reveal a $25,000 cut to the mobile cancer clinic ‘Breastcheck’. The cut comes after the...

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NDP Urge Pallister to Side with Lifeflight Doctors

December 11, 2018 NDP Leader Wab Kinew responded to a letter from Lifeflight doctors to the Minister of Health urging the government to abandon their plan to privatize the air ambulance service. The physicians sent an email to the Minister in...

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Health Minister Aware of Dangerous STI Outbreaks, Refuses to Take Action

December 12, 2018 New information obtained by the Manitoba NDP reveal the Minister of Health was warned about outbreaks in STIs as early as October of 2018, one day after he claimed previous information was merely “historical”. Today...

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Meth Crisis Worsens amid “Unprecedented” Outbreak of Diseases Manitoba NDP Demand Province Take Action on Safe Consumption Site instead of Cuts

December 11, 2018 The Manitoba NDP called on the Pallister government today to take immediate action to combat a sever outbreak of blood borne diseases like hepatitis B, hepatitis C, syphilis and HIV linked to the meth and opiate crisis. Documents...

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Pallister Ends Legislative Session with a Dismal Vision for Manitoba

December 6, 2018 Today the House rose with the Pallister government laying out a plan for deeper cuts to services and less support for Manitoba families. The Premier started a new session with a Speech from the Throne that targeted health care...

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NDP Introduce Bill to Strengthen Care for Seniors

November 29, 2018 Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew and NDP MLA Andrew Swan introduced Bill 201 The Health Services Insurance Amendment Act (Personal Care Homes Staffing Guidelines) in the House today. They were joined by Manitoba Nurses Union...

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Pallister Government Looks to Privatize Infrastructure Services

November 27, 2018 Wab Kinew, Leader of the Manitoba NDP, tabled documents in the House today that reveal the Pallister government’s intention to begin a process of selling off public infrastructure delivery to private companies. The Pallister...

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Kinew Commits to Sharing Cannabis Revenue with Municipalities

November 27, 2018 Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew committed to an equal partnership with municipalities at AMM’s annual convention today. Kinew’s government would share one-third of a federal excise tax on cannabis with municipalities in...

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NDP Introduce Bill to Protect Women Accessing Abortion Services

November 22, 2018 Nahanni Fontaine, NDP MLA for St Johns and Critic for Status of Women, introduced a bill in the Manitoba Legislature today that would strengthen access to reproductive health care for women and protect the front line health care...

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The NDP Alternative Throne Speech for 2018

November 15, 2018 Governing is about choices. Each day, government makes choices about who will benefit and who they will prioritize. We know next week this government will have a throne speech in which they choose to make more cuts. We are...

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Manitoba NDP Condemn Pallister’s Cut to Northern Mothers

November 7, 2018 The Manitoba NDP have condemned the Pallister government’s move to cancel an obstetrics program in Flin Flon and eliminate a northern hub for expecting mothers and their families. Yesterday the Northern Regional Health Authority...

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Hydro Board’s New Mandate Opens Door to Privatization

November 7th, 2018 The Manitoba NDP raised concerns in the House today about several changes to the terms of reference for the Manitoba Hydro Board of Directors. The Pallister government’s Hydro Board of Directors has quietly issued new terms...

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Value-For-Money Review Puts High Quality CancerCare At Risk: Kinew

November, 5 2018 Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew tabled a document in Question Period today that revealed the Pallister government is planning to conduct a value for money review of CancerCare Manitoba. Kinew expressed concerns this review will set...

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Hydro President’s History of Privatization Worrying: Kinew

November 1, 2018 Leader of the Manitoba NDP Wab Kinew has raised a red flag after the Pallister government announced the appointment of a new head of Manitoba Hydro. On Thursday the Pallister government appointed Jay Grewal as CEO of Manitoba...

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Kinew Condemns $36 Million Dollar Cut to Winnipeg Health Care

October 29, 2018 Today, Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew shared documents that revealed a 36 million dollar cut to the Winnipeg hospitals and revealed Pallister is spending over $30 million to close three ERs across the city. Documents obtained...

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Manitoba NDP Condemns Pallister’s Rejection of Climate Science

October 26, 2018 The Manitoba NDP is condemning the Pallister government’s decision vote down amendments which would enshrine climate science into Manitoba law. Amendments to the government’s Climate and Green Plan Act were brought forward...

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Kinew and Fontaine Call for Solutions Following 700% Increase in Meth Use

October 23, 2018 Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew and Justice Critic Nahanni Fontaine criticized the Pallister government today after documents revealed there has been a 700% increase in meth uses at treatment centres. Kinew pressed the Premier...

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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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