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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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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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