Pallister Government’s First 100 Days Fail Manitoba Families, Put Brakes on Job Creation and Stall the Economy

Brian Pallister promised “change for the better” in his first 100 days in office—what families got instead was a lump of coal and a cold shoulder, Opposition Leader Flor Marcelino said today.

“In opposition, Pallister made sweeping promises about making Manitoba the ‘most improved province in Canada’ but he seems determined to do the opposite now that he’s in power,” Marcelino said. “On his watch the unemployment rate has climbed, investments in infrastructure have stalled, families who need child care are being ignored, the North is being snubbed and the environment is suffering.”

Province Must Maintain Existing Pesticide Legislation to Continue Protecting Expectant Mothers, Children and Pets

The Pallister government must preserve legislation that reduces the risk to children and pets of exposure to synthetic pesticides for non-essential purposes, NDP MLA Rob Altemeyer said today.

“The current law reduces the risks of exposure to synthetic chemical pesticides, and was introduced after a lengthy consultation with Manitobans,” Altemeyer said. “Let’s not turn back the clock. Let’s keep these strong protections in place for expectant mothers, our children and our pets.”

Pallister Raises Concerns for Human Rights With Appointment of Socially Conservative Activist to Cabinet

The Pallister government has created concerns by appointing socially conservative MLA Andrew Micklefield to cabinet as the new government house leader, NDP MLA Wab Kinew said today.

“The Rossmere MLA has long made it clear he is against equal rights for LGBTTQ* Manitobans,” Kinew said. “He has gone so far as to say there is harm in same-sex marriage.”

Pallister Government Must Act Quickly to Prevent Economic Crisis in Wake of Tolko’s Announced Closing in The Pas: Lathlin

The closure of the Tolko Industries mills in The Pas will throw hundreds of people out of work and devastate the local economy, NDP MLA Amanda Lathlin said today. The Pallister government must act quickly to protect good jobs and build an economy for the future of the community, added Lathlin, the MLA for The Pas.