Premier Brian Pallister’s proposed health tax would cost thousands of dollars a year for most Manitoba families, NDP Health Critic Matt Wiebe said today.
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.
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.”
Provincial and Federal NDP Call on Government to Refer North Dakota Water Projects to International Commission for Review
NDP MLA Rob Altemeyer and NDP MP Daniel Blaikie joined forces today after learning two potentially dangerous water diversion projects in North Dakota have not been referred to the International Joint Commission (IJC) for review.
Despite telling Manitobans the Wait Time Reduction Task Force would submit its report by June 30 of this year, the Pallister government has kept its work secret, said NDP Health Critic Matt Wiebe, who today urged the health minister to immediately make its findings and recommendations public.
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."
NDP Urges Pallister and Trudeau Governments to Ensure Water Safety As North Dakota Water Proceeds with two Diversion Projects
With North Dakota gearing up to build two major projects that would allow water to flow from the Missouri River basin into the Red and Assiniboine rivers, the NDP is urging the Pallister and Trudeau governments to intervene to protect Manitoba’s waterways, NDP Environment Critic Rob Altemeyer said today.
NDP calls on Pallister Government to Stop Health-Care Closures; Pallister’s Politically Motivated Cuts Creating Chaos
In light of further evidence today the WRHA is unprepared for the closures of the Victoria General Hospital emergency room and Misericordia Urgent Care Centre, the NDP is calling on the Pallister government to immediately halt its politically motivated cuts to the health-care system.
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.”
The Pallister government has snubbed the North again with its announcement this week they will spend millions on water treatment projects in every part of the province except northern Manitoba, NDP MLAs Amanda Lathlin and Tom Lindsey said today.