Winnipeg, MB — St. Boniface NDP Candidate Blandine Tona, alongside NDP Leader Wab Kinew and Health Critic Andrew Swan, called for the building of a new Emergency Room at the St. Boniface Hospital, and pledged her support for training and hiring more nurses.
“The Pallister government’s deep cuts to our healthcare system, including closing three Winnipeg ERs, has caused chaos for front line workers, patients and families,” said Tona. “The NDP is the only party able to stand up to Pallister’s healthcare cuts - and we are saying loud and clear St.Boniface Hospital needs a new ER.”
Brandon, MB - The Manitoba NDP 2018 Convention wrapped up today as delegates met in Brandon to focus on building towards the 2020 election and making Brian Pallister a one-term premier.
Throughout Convention 2018, delegates expressed opposition to Pallister’s heath care and education cuts that hurt Manitoba families and seniors. Resolutions were passed rejecting two-tier American-style privatized health care, calling for improved support for those dealing with addictions and mental health, condemning Pallister’s plan to close emergency rooms and urgent care centres and supporting a national universal pharmacare program.
The NDP Commission to Establish a Safe and Respectful Political Environment released its Report at Convention 2018. The report was endorsed by Leader Wab Kinew and passed unanimously by delegates.
The Manitoba NDP would like to thank the commissioners Kemlin Nembhard and Sandra Delaronde for leading the commission and their service.
New Democrats have nominated social justice activist Blandine Tona to run in the upcoming St. Boniface by-election, NDP Leader Wab Kinew announced today.