The Pallister government must continue to keep health care affordable and accessible for families by committing to support an NDP bill to ban health premiums in Manitoba, NDP MLA Matt Wiebe said today.
NDP Urges Pallister Government to Launch Anti-opiate Strategy And Declare Public Health Emergency to Stem Fentanyl Crisis
The Pallister government must immediately declare a public health emergency to deal with the growing fentanyl crisis and establish an anti-opiate stra
The Pallister government is intentionally delaying introducing its own anti-labour bill in order to limit the time the public and members of the Legislative Assembly can voice their concerns, NDP MLA Tom Lindsey said today.
“Manitobans deserve a debate on Bill 7,” Lindsey said. “The only reason to delay introducing it is to muzzle the voices of Manitobans and members of the Legislative Assembly who know this anti-labour legislation is going to make it harder for workers to improve conditions in the workplace.”
Manitoba has lost 10,800 full-time jobs since May under the Pallister government’s watch, according to the latest figures released this morning by Statistics Canada.
“This is a worrisome trend. Every one of those lost jobs represents a real person who now has to rely on Employment Insurance or move out of the province to find work so they can support themselves or their families,” said NDP Interim Leader Flor Marcelino. “Meanwhile, the Pallister government is fixated on firing hundreds of civil servants, freezing the minimum wage and picking fights with organized labour, rather than coming up with a plan to grow the economy and create jobs.”
The Pallister government has abandoned working families and individuals by refusing to protect their right to be paid a living wage and by undermining long-standing practices that create fairness in the workplace, Interim NDP Leader Flor Marcelino said today.
“This government is showing a disregard for workers who face rising costs for food and to put a roof over their heads,” Marcelino said. “Brian Pallister keeps saying he has a plan to make Manitoba the most improved province but he’s actually making it worse for working individuals and families.”
Manitoba families are in danger of losing their affordability advantage under a Pallister government that has no plan to grow the economy and sits on its hands while costs threaten to rise, NDP Interim Leader Flor Marcelino said today.
“Instead of putting forward real plans to invest in the economy, create jobs and maintain one of the lowest costs of living in the country, the Pallister government is content to conduct endless reviews,” Marcelino said. “We urge the premier to stop ducking his responsibility and instead work on behalf of Manitoba families.”
The Pallister government inflated the deficit by $166 million to mislead Manitobans about the need to cut services for families, NDP MLA James Allum said today.
The Pallister Government must commit to raising the minimum wage this year to ensure workers are compensated fairly and can make ends meet, NDP MLA Tom Lindsey said today.
On Wednesday, the Pallister government reneged on a promise to have the Public Utility Board do an independent review of Bipole III – instead his ministers paraded a U.S. consulting firm’s report as though it had discovered new and startling data that can only be a prelude to raising rates, NDP MLA James Allum said today.
The Pallister government has once again shown it has no vision for the future by forcing Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries to cancel a new headquarters that would have helped to revitalize downtown Winnipeg, NDP MLA Ted Marcelino said today.