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.
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 to immediately make its findings and recommendations public.
NDP calls on Pallister Government to Stop Health-Care Closures; Pallister’s Politically Motivated Cuts Creating Chaos
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 motivated cuts to the health-care system.
Pallister’s Political Timeline Damaging Health-Care System: NDP Calls for Halt to Ill-conceived Cuts
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 politically driven exercise.
“Day after day, it is becoming clearer that the government’s agenda is to cut costs not improve patient care,” said Wiebe. “They cut services first and figure out their plans later.”
NDP Renews its call on Pallister Government to make Abortion Pill Available for all Women Provincewide at no Charge
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 latest province to acknowledge the huge impact this medicine has on women, especially low-income women and those living in remote regions of the province,” Fontaine said. “It is too expensive and too difficult to obtain for many women unless the government ensures it is affordable and accessible.”