We've been hearing for months now that nurses working at some of the busiest hospitals in Manitoba are being forced to work long mandatory overtime shifts -- sometimes 16 hours in a row.
The Manitoba Legislative Assembly resumed session this week to an unexpected policy flip flop from Brian Pallister. He has hastily reversed his plan to bring in a carbon tax, scrapping two years of government planning and causing enormous uncertainty for Manitoba families and businesses.
Nearly one year since the Pallister government launched an all out attack on Manitoba’s healthcare system, wait times for emergency rooms have gotten worse.
This week Pallister released data on wait times for Winnipeg emergency rooms from the month of August. That release showed wait times in emergency departments across the city have increased since last fall.
Someone’s deleted a video that was publicly visible this week outlining deletions coming for nurses and staff at HSC and Children’s Hospital in the government’s next phase of health cuts and closures.
They probably deleted it because it contradicts what the government is saying.
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.”
New Democrats have nominated social justice activist Blandine Tona to run in the upcoming St. Boniface by-election, NDP Leader Wab Kinew announced today.
Winnipeg, MB – Today the Manitoba NDP caucus took action to protect affordability for renters in Manitoba.
NDP Leader Wab Kinew announced that Bill 12, introduced by the government in March of 2018, will be delayed until the legislature returns in the fall. Currently, renters have the right to object to rent increases of any amount for good cause, such as a failure by the landlord to maintain their unit or building. Bill 12 would strip many renters of that right. If it is passed, only renters who are facing an increase that exceeds a specific amount will be able to object.
Government must invest in the North: Lindsey
Winnipeg, MB – NDP MLA for Flin Flon Tom Lindsey is calling on the Pallister government to reverse its decision to cut $430,000 from the Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF), a 30% reduction in the Province’s annual contribution to the fund.
“The Pallister government says it cares about jobs in northern Manitoba. Yet after two years of promises, funds that support northern business have been cut,” said Lindsey.
Pallister asleep at the switch, not dealing with pressing issues: Kinew
Winnipeg, MB – NDP Leader Wab Kinew welcomed action on public safety and transit announced by Mayor Bowman in his State of the City Address today. Missing in action were any concrete initiatives from Brian Pallister to partner with the City of Winnipeg to electrify transit or stop the meth and opioids crisis.