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Kinew Delivers Alternative Throne Speech

November 17, 2017 Today, NDP Leader Wab Kinew delivered his Alternative Throne Speech. Find attached a copy of the speech, which highlights NDP priorities in health care, jobs, and the environment. Download the full speech below by clicking...

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New Democrats Stand Against Pallister Cuts

November 10, 2017 Today the second session of the forty-first Legislature ended with the Pallister government ramming through measures that will damage the future of Manitoba families. Government legislation will raise tuition for Manitoba...

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NDP Bill to establish Nanjing Massacre Commemoration Day Passes

October 26, 2017 Winnipeg, MB – Today Bill 233, moved by Flor Marcelino, NDP MLA for Logan, to recognize December 13 as Nanjing Massacre Commemoration Day, acknowledging the 80th anniversary of the event passed with unanimous consent. “We...

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Pallister Government Failing to Raise Private Funds for Student Bursaries

Fundraising lags while tens of thousands of student aid dollars spent on ad campaign October 25, 2017 The NDP have learned that the Pallister government has raised only $1.8 million from private donors for bursaries in the first...

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NDP Introduces Provincial Court Amendment Act

October 10, 2017 Legislation would require judges, judicial justices of the peace to take sexual violence awareness training Today NDP MLA for St Johns Nahanni Fontaine introduced a Private Member’s Bill – The Provincial...

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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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