NDP will boost funding to Brandon's Keystone Centre

Our team is committed to creating more jobs and economic growth here in Brandon.

To do that, a re-elected NDP government will invest $2.5 million over five years in the Keystone Centre to match the annual funding of $500,000 that has already been committed to by the City of Brandon.

This builds on our NDP government’s other strategic investments for Brandon families, including building a new school in Brandon’s growing South End, expanding Brandon University and Assiniboine Community College, and renewing Victoria Avenue, the 1st St. Bridge and the Daly Overpass.

Khrystos Razdayetsia: Ukrainian Christmas and New Year

I am pleased to extend warm holiday wishes to all Manitobans who will be celebrating Christmas today and tomorrow.

Manitoba is a place of spectacular diversity, where we join together to share in the celebrations and traditions of our many peoples. In particular, we are proud be home to one of the largest Ukrainian communities in the world, and this rich history is on full display as families and friends across the province join together to celebrate the Christmas season.

Once again, best wishes to you and your family for the holidays.

Khrystos Razdayetsia.

- Greg Selinger

Province announces poverty reduction strategy showing positive results

The Manitoba government today released its 2014-15 annual report on ALL Aboard, the province’s poverty reduction and social inclusion strategy, which showed 5,000 fewer Manitobans were living below the poverty line in 2013 than in 2012, Family Services Minister Kerri Irvin-Ross said today.

“Poverty not only drags down individuals and families, it acts like an anchor on all aspects of life in this province,” Minister Irvin-Ross said. “While we’ve made progress in reducing poverty, we’re going to increase our efforts to help lift more Manitobans out of poverty.”

Seine River MLA Theresa Oswald announces she will not seek re-election

Theresa Oswald, MLA for Seine River, announced today that she will not seek re-election in 2016.

"Serving the people of Seine River has been a rare privilege and I thank them for their support and trust over the past 12 years," said Oswald. "By working together with my colleagues in our NDP government, and even with MLAs across the aisle at times, we've made some real progress on health care and education while also supporting a strong economy that is creating good job opportunities for families in my community and all across Manitoba."

Passing of Bonnie Schmidt

It is with sadness that we share the news of the sudden passing of Bonnie Schmidt last night.

Bonnie was a long-time staff person at Provincial Office and a dedicated and deeply committed New Democrat, who most recently had been working in Tom Nevakshonoff's Constituency Office in the Interlake.

Many of you will have worked or volunteered on campaigns, events or fundraisers with her. Her devotion to our party and her desire to both see and actively participate in making positive change in Manitoba will be dearly missed.