New Democrats Celebrate Labour Day in Solidarity with the Labour Movement

Together with working people across the country the Manitoba NDP is proud to celebrate Labour Day, party president David Woodbury said today.

"Labour Day is one of our strongest traditions as members of the labour movement," said Woodbury. "I hope all Manitobans take time today to reflect on the important role of organized labour in improving the lives of working people across Canada."

This year Labour Day has added importance for Manitobans in shadow of the Pallister government's harmful labour-relations policies.

Labour Day 2017 a Time to Honour Workers And Renew Fight for Fairness in Workplace

Thanks to the innumerable contributions of generations of workers, Manitoba is a wonderful place to live and raise a family, said NDP Labour Critic Tom Lindsey, who today called on the Pallister government to reverse its anti-labour legislation.

“Manitoba was built on the strong backs, sweat, effort and skills of workers in every field of endeavour, from mining to agriculture to health care and education,” said Lindsey. “It’s a beautiful province and we can all be proud of calling ourselves Manitobans on this Labour Day.”

Dr. David Suzuki Confirmed as Guest Speaker for Manitoba NDP Leadership Convention

The Manitoba NDP is proud to confirm Dr. David Suzuki as the guest speaker at the party's Leadership Convention Dinner on Friday, September 15, President David Woodbury announced today.

"Dr. Suzuki is internationally recognized and respected for his work on key environmental issues across the globe," said Woodbury. "His decades-long record of successfully working for environmental and social justice makes him an ideal guest speaker for our Convention."

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.”

Why Cuts Hurt Education

Dear friends,

I'm writing you today about the changes happening in our province. Like many parents, I'm concerned about the cuts being made to public services that families like mine count on. In particular, as a music teacher, I'm really starting to see first-hand how Brian Pallister's agenda is having a negative impact on public education and our childrens' future. 

As you may have heard, the Pallister government’s 2017 budget does not include nearly enough funding to cover inflation and the growing needs of the students in our schools.