Statement from Matt Wiebe on midwifery programming

While in government, we recognized the need for more midwife training and had found a solution we committed to fulfilling through a joint program. Over the last few months, we have called on the government to make sure midwifery programming continues. It is positive that the PC government is now alert to the need for immediate action to ensure courses continue in the fall. However, we are uncertain what this means for Northern partnerships. We are hopeful that the announcement today meets the needs of students, though we are unaware whether any of the students were notified of these new plans.

Brian Pallister puts Manitoba’s public health care on the table for privatization

Brian Pallister finally revealed that privatizing Manitoba’s public health care is also on the table in his plan to cut half a billion dollars from the public services families rely on, NDP Leader Greg Selinger said today.

“Privatizing health care means that the quality of your care will come down to how much money you have, not how sick you are,” said Selinger. “That is fundamentally wrong. Our public health care is not for sale.”

Province expands HPV immunization program to include males

Program Expansion Further Step in Right Direction to Reduce Transmission, Protect Manitobans from HPV-related Cancer, Regardless of Gender: Minister Blady

In an effort to keep Manitobans healthy and reduce the number of new cancer cases, the province’s Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunization Program will be expanded starting next year to include both males and females, Health Minister Sharon Blady announced today.