Just like Pallister’s so-called review of regulations in the 1990s, this announcement is for show, not about substance – there is no need for a government to legislate this rule. By introducing such a law, the Pallister government is potentially hamstringing itself or any future government by forcing it to eliminate regulations merely for the sake of show.
JOB TITLE: Convention Coordinator/Organizer - Manitoba NDP
The successful candidate, under the direction of the Provincial Secretary, will be responsible for implementing,
coordinating and monitoring all logistics for the 2017 Manitoba NDP Policy Convention (March 17-19, 2017).
This includes, but is not limited to, event logistics, assisting with convention fundraising activities, coordinating related meetings, convention mailings, membership renewal and convention related constituency events.
The Brandon Sun revealed today that Premier Pallister claimed in a closed door party meeting there is a ‘race war’ in Manitoba, before leaving for Costa Rica.
“Premier Pallister’s ‘race war’ comments are a divisive and unhelpful intervention in an already over-heated conversation”, Wab Kinew, NDP MLA for Fort Rouge said today.
“To claim behind closed doors that there is a ‘race war’ in your province and to then leave for a multi-week vacation in Costa Rica is not leadership – it’s irresponsible. The Premier should return to Manitoba immediately, apologize for his insensitive comments, and start discussions on solutions that work for everyone” said Kinew.
The NDP has named a new caucus chair and new roles for two MLAs, Interim Leader Flor Marcelino said today.
The new caucus roles take effect immediately and include:
- Tom Lindsey, MLA for Flin Flon, will assume the role of caucus chair;
- James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview, will add the critic role for Growth, Enterprise and Trade to his other duties; and
- Nahanni Fontaine, MLA for St. Johns, will add the critic role for Children and Youth Opportunities to her other duties.
The Pallister government has once again showed its disrespect for frontline workers and their unions by refusing to work with them in good faith, NDP MLA Tom Lindsey said today.
“While we’re happy the government has finally met with labour leaders – nearly eight months after being elected – today’s meeting with Finance Minister Cameron Friesen appears to be nothing but a smokescreen with a predetermined outcome,” Lindsey said. “Despite his earlier promises, the premier didn’t bother to attend the meeting. It’s clear he’s not interested in listening to the concerns of frontline workers and doesn’t want their input into government policy. It’s also clear he’s setting the stage for tearing up contracts, freezing wages and cutting services.”
Today’s report by the Pallister government is disappointing but not surprising. It’s more evidence of an austerity agenda that is shedding good jobs and making life harder for Manitoba families.
Since May, Manitoba has lost nearly 14,000 full-time jobs. This government has the worst record on creating full-time jobs west of New Brunswick and today’s update confirms that Manitoba’s projected employment forecast is negative for the year. This is combined with a minimum-wage freeze, a concerted government attack on front-line workers and a significant cut in infrastructure spending.
Today, Kevin Chief announced his resignation as the MLA for Point Douglas, which will take effect at the end of the year. He is a valued colleague and member of our NDP team. We will miss his experience, his wisdom, his guidance and his friendship. We fully support his desire to devote more time to his wife, Melanie, and his young children, Hayden, Kellan and Dax.
NDP Supports Fishers in Fight to Save Livelihoods from Pallister Government's Reckless Attack on Industry
The NDP today joined forces with hundreds of fishers who will lose their livelihoods if the Pallister government refuses to reverse its ideologically driven decision to leave the Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation.
Pallister Government Proposes Agenda of Layoffs for Front-Line Workers While Full-Time Jobs Disappear
The Pallister Government’s agenda of cuts and layoffs for front-line workers is undermining services for families while an uncertain economy reels from thousands of full-time job losses, Interim NDP Leader Flor Marcelino said today.
“Since Pallister became premier, nearly 14,000 full-time jobs have disappeared while he wastes time and millions of dollars on ideological reviews,” Marcelino said. “His reckless commitment to austerity is damaging our economy and is hurting services for everyday families.”
The Pallister government’s proposal to charge newcomers $500 and change the rules of the Provincial Nominee Program is a blatant cash grab that hurts newcomers and the province, NDP Interim Leader Flor Marcelino said today.
“The premier is making unnecessary and drastic changes to the highly successful Provincial Nominee Program and justifies it with false claims that many newcomers end up on welfare,” Marcelino said. “The reality is newcomers through the PNP program have among the most successful employment records in Canada and they put down roots in Manitoba.”