Pallister Government’s Failure to Sign on to National Climate Accord A Lost Opportunity to be a Leader, Reduce Emissions, Create Green Jobs

The NDP is calling on the Pallister government to stop dragging its heels and sign on to the national climate change agreement before it loses out on millions in federal funding earmarked for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

“Ottawa has made it clear that Manitoba must sign on before the end of this year or we risk losing an estimated $66 million that would help the province reduce emissions and create green jobs,” said NDP Environment Critic Rob Altemeyer. “Pallister’s negotiating games with the federal government may cost Manitoba businesses and consumers millions.”

Pallister’s PCs Cut Rent Assist Benefits for Point Douglas Families

The Manitoba NDP condemns Pallister's PC government's cuts to Rent Assist Benefits for Manitobans that need it most.

"The Pallister government is trying to hide another cut to services for vulnerable Manitobans by waiting until after the legislative session ended," said Bernadette Smith, NDP candidate for Point Douglas. "This program is supposed to help low-income and working Manitobans pay their rent and lift themselves out of poverty — all candidates in this race should condemn this cut."

NDP Calls on Pallister Government to Ensure Churchill and Any Communities Isolated by Floods Receive Critical Food and Medical Supplies by Air

The NDP is calling on the Pallister government to ensure the Town of Churchill and any other remote communities cut off by flooding receive critical food and medical supplies by air until the train can reach them once again.

“The provincial government has a responsibility to all Manitobans wherever they live to ensure they have food security and access to medical care,” said Tom Lindsey, the NDP MLA for Flin Flon. “We call on the province to live up to that duty and immediately organize flights of food and medical supplies to isolated communities.”

Manitoba Legislature Rises for Summer: Pallister’s Agenda of Austerity Hurts Seniors and Families

Assembly Passes Two Important NDP Bills Honouring Manitoba’s Indigenous Peoples

The spring sitting of the Manitoba legislature is ending with a string of broken promises from the Pallister government whose austerity program will undermine health care, weaken education and make life more expensive for families, NDP Interim Leader Flor Marcelino said today.

Pallister Government Refuses to Support NDP Bill That Would Have Ensured The Best Interests of Children Were Paramount in Family Court Cases

Today, the Pallister government refused to support an NDP bill that would have put children first in court cases involving families in conflict.

“This bill would have given voice to the concerns of children in cases that deal with custody, access and support,” said NDP MLA Andrew Swan, who introduced the bill in the Legislative Assembly today. “It’s unfortunate that the government saw fit to vote against a bill that would have helped resolve disputes in family breakdowns and reduce stress on children.”

NDP Candidate Bernadette Smith Condemns Pallister's Funding Cuts to North End Organizations

WINNIPEG – Bernadette Smith, the NDP candidate for Point Douglas, strongly condemns the Pallister government's decision to cut funding for North End non-profit organizations, including the North Point Douglas Women's Centre and North End Women's Centre.

“Cutting funding for organizations that provide critical front-line services to the most vulnerable is shameful," said Smith. "Instead of investing in our future, the Pallister government has once again broken its promise to protect front-line services that serve Point Douglas women and families."

NDP Calls on Pallister Government to Urge Ottawa to Recognize Indigenous People as Founding Nations

NDP MLA Amanda Lathlin today urged the Pallister government to call on the federal government to recognize Indigenous People as founding nations of Canada.

“This year, Canadians celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It’s time to recognize Indigenous people as founders of Canada,” Lathlin said. “Recognizing the role of Indigenous nations and people in the founding of Canada is a step towards building a meaningful nation-to-nation relationship and an important step toward reconciliation.”

NDP Candidate Bernadette Smith excited for the start of Point Douglas Byelection

WINNIPEG – Bernadette Smith, the NDP candidate for Point Douglas, welcomes the start of the Point Douglas byelection.

“I’m excited for the official start of this campaign and eager to debate ideas to make this a more vibrant community for our families,” said Smith. “I’m proud to carry the NDP banner and look forward to continuing the legacy of social justice, community building and strong representation of former NDP MLA Kevin Chief.”