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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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NDP Demand Pallister Change Anti-Democratic Legislation

April 16th 2019 The Manitoba NDP allowed a vote in the House today to pass the Budget Implementation and Tax Statutes Amendment Act (BITSA) onto committee stage in order to deal with the Pallister’s government anti-democratic election changes. This...

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NDP Partner with Workers, Delay Bill 4

April 8, 2019 The Manitoba NDP announced today that Bill 4 The Public Sector Construction Projects (Tendering) Act will be delayed until the fall. The NDP formally designated the bill in the House this afternoon and removed government’s...

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NDP Introduce Bill to Raise Awareness of Jordan’s Principle

April 8, 2019 Manitoba NDP MLA for Point Douglas Bernadette Smith introduced Bill 230 The Spirit Bear Day Act in the House today. The bill designates May 10th as Spirit Bear Day – Spirit Bear being the symbolic representation of Jordan’s...

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NDP Side with Nurses, Health Workers on Bill 10

April 2, 2019 The Manitoba NDP announced today that Bill 10 The Regional Health Authority Amendment Act will be delayed until the fall. The NDP filed a notice in the House yesterday afternoon which formally designated Bill 10 and removed...

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NDP Support Affordable Child Care, Condemn Pallister Cuts

April 2, 2019 The Manitoba NDP stood alongside the Manitoba Child Care Association (MCCA) today as they presented more than 26,000 signatures that called for an end to an operating funding freeze for child care centres. The NDP also condemned...

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Kinew Condemns Pallister Government for Growing Surgery Wait Times

March 27, 2019 Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew pointed to the Pallister government’s cuts to health care as the cause of growing wait times for priority surgical procedures. Wait time benchmark numbers were released by the Canadian Institute for...

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NDP Denounce Funding Freeze for Northern Businesses

March 27, 2019 Manitoba NDP MLA Tom Lindsey criticized the Pallister government on Tuesday for freezing provincial funding for the Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) for the last two years. In 2017 the Pallister government placed...

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