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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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Wab Kinew Introduces Bill to Celebrate Sikh Heritage

March 20, 2019 Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew introduced a bill in the House today which would mark April as Sikh heritage month. The bill was created in consultation with Sikh Heritage Manitoba, an advocacy organization that works to build...

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NDP Introduces Bill to End Birth Alerts

March 19, 2019 Manitoba NDP MLA Bernadette Smith introduced a bill today which would help to end the practice of apprehending newborns of parents connected to Child and Family Services care— sometimes referred to as ‘birth alerts’. Currently,...

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NDP Opposition Successfully Block Government Legislation

March 18, 2019 The Manitoba NDP has successfully delayed the introduction of seven government bills with procedural tactics in the Manitoba Legislature today. By raising several different Matters of Privilege—a procedural motion that allows...

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NDP Introduce Bill to Eliminate Genetic Discrimination

March 14, 2019 Today NDP MLA Andrew Swan introduced Bill 222, The Human Rights Code Amendment Act (Genetic Characteristics) which would ban employment and insurance discrimination on the basis of genetic identity. The bill was previously...

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Pallister Government Cuts Resources for Rural and Northern Teachers

March 13, 2019 The Manitoba NDP is raising the alarm after Brian Pallister moved to close a resource library that helps teachers provide high quality education for rural and northern students. The Pallister government announced they are closing the...

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NDP Re-introduce Bill to Create Gender-Neutral Identification

March 12, 2019 NDP Leader Wab Kinew re-introduced a bill in the House today to allow for gender-neutral government issued identification, like birth certificates. The Bill will amend The Vital Statistics Act to give individuals the option to...

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NDP Introduce Legislation to Protect Animal Welfare, Strengthen Justice System

March 12, 2019 Manitoba NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine introduced three separate bills yesterday, two of which focused on strengthening animal welfare and one which would expand training for new Provincial Court judges. Bill #225 requires new...

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Kinew Announces New Critics for Health, Families in Preparation for More Cuts

March 6th, 2019 Official Opposition Leader Wab Kinew announced a revamped shadow cabinet to continue to hold the Pallister government to account for deep cuts to health care, education and jobs. The new roles were announced as the 4th Session of the...

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NDP Condemns Closure of St. Boniface Family Medical Centre

March 4, 2019 Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew condemned the Pallister government’s decision to close the St. Boniface Family Medical Centre, a clinic which has provided quality primary care for the St. Boniface community for the last four decades....

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Join Us in the Stand Against Bullying

Today, February 27th, 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 an annual opportunity for staff, students and community leaders to discuss...

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Nurse Vacancies at St. Boniface Hospital Impact Care

February 25, 2019 Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew addressed media today regarding rising vacancy rates for nurses at St. Boniface Hospital. Documents obtained by the Official Opposition show vacancy rates increasing from April 2018 through to January...

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Pallister Government Reduce Supports for Most Vulnerable Students

January 22, 2019 Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew expressed concern today the Pallister government has reduced support for the most vulnerable students. He was joined by Arlene Reid, Winnipeg School Division Ward 7 Trustee and a mother of two special...

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Kinew Calls for ERs, Addictions Funding in Provincial Budget

January 21, 2019 Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew met with Finance Minister Scott Fielding this afternoon to discuss the NDP’s vision for the upcoming 2019-2020 provincial budget. Kinew raised several issues in the meeting and urged the Minister...

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Kinew Releases Expert-Led Meth and Addictions Report

January 10, 2019 Today, the Office of the Leader of the Opposition released its report “We Have to Start Here”: Addressing the Root Causes of Manitoba’s Addictions Crisis and Reducing Harm from Problematic Meth Use to the public. The...

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