Press Releases

April 22, 2014

To mark Earth Day, Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh outlined proposals today that would protect children and reduce their exposure to potentially harmful synthetic chemical pesticides.

April 17, 2014

The Manitoba government has introduced amendments to the Labour Relations Act that would help ensure Manitoba Labour Board decisions are issued within a reasonable time frame, Labour and Immigration Minister Erna Braun announced today.

"We want to ensure that labour board hearings and decisions happen in a timely manner so the parties involved can put disputes behind them and move forward," said Braun. "These amendments will help make the labour board more responsive to workers and employers by putting in place a mandatory time frame for hearings and decisions."

April 17, 2014

Students at École St. Avila and Fort Richmond Collegiate will soon benefit from new investments in Manitoba schools, Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum announced today.

"Families have told us the importance of investing in our schools and to keep building in our growing communities," said Allum. "These projects will benefit students every day and make a difference in their lives and the surrounding community."

April 16, 2014

The Manitoba government will build on its ongoing commitment to protect the health of Manitobans and reduce smoking rates by introducing proposed amendments to the Non-Smokers Health Protection Act that would ban the sale of flavoured tobacco products, including cigars and cigarettes, marketed to children, Healthy Living and Seniors Minister Sharon Blady has announced.

April 15, 2014

Premier Selinger delivered a strong keynote speech to a sold-out crowd of over 300 business, labour and community leaders at the annual Breakfast with the Premier this morning in Winnipeg.

April 15, 2014

The Manitoba government is launching a four-point plan to help prevent sexual assault and to improve services for its victims, Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross, minister responsible for the status of women, announced today.

"Too often, sexual violence and abuse is shielded by silence caused by fear, social stigma and emotional devastation," said Irvin-Ross. "The more we speak out for and with the victims, provide appropriate supports and shift social attitudes about the causes and impacts of sexual violence, the more progress we will make towards ending it."

April 15, 2014

Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum celebrated with students and teachers at Laura Secord School today as he officially announced funding for a new gym.

"It's so important that our young people lead healthy, active lives," said Allum. "The funding I'm announcing today will ensure students here have greater opportunities to be involved in sports and other physical activities."

April 14, 2014

Students at École secondaire Kelvin High School and families in River Heights will soon benefit from a new gym, Premier Greg Selinger announced today.

"With a student population now over 1,200, we know how important it is to provide young people with quality learning spaces for students to succeed in school. This new gym will help encourage students to get active and participate in sports while expanding the school's instructional space, which will allow for more programs to be offered to students," said Premier Selinger.

April 08, 2014

The Manitoba government will invest millions of dollars in repairs and upgrades along PTH 12 south of the Trans-Canada Highway, Premier Greg Selinger announced today.

"This highway is a heavily travelled north-south tourist and trade route and these road investments will improve the ride for heavy trucks and commuters," Premier Selinger said. "The new projects include bridge replacements and paving and resurfacing of this roadway, which is a direct link to the Trans-Canada Highway, the national highway system and CentrePort Canada."

April 03, 2014

Families and businesses in The Pas, the Opaskwayak First Nation and other communities in the Rural Municipality of Kelsey will benefit from millions of dollars in provincial road repairs and upgrades over the next five years, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton announced here today.

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