Watch Wab Kinew wrap up recent events at the Manitoba Legislature. This week Wab talks health care, parental leave and Winnipeg Transit.
Today, NDP Bill 211 did not receive the support of Progressive Conservatives.
Bill 211 would have amended maternity and paternity leave legislation in Manitoba, allowing parents to take advantage of new Employment Insurance provisions, amended by the federal government, which now allow parents to extend parental leave benefits over eighteen months, as opposed to the previous twelve months.
Join Wab as we visit communities and neighbourhoods to talk health care. While Pallister pushes through cuts that are making life harder for Manitobans, we will take what we hear to chart a new direction for our health care system. Starting in Winnipeg, and then moving out to communities around the province through the winter, we hope to see you there.
South Winnipeg: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 6:00 PM
Today the second session of the forty-first Legislature ended with the Pallister government ramming through measures that will damage the future of Manitoba families.
Government legislation will raise tuition for Manitoba students by 5% plus the rate of inflation annually. Families will be forced to pay hundreds of additional dollars every year to afford an education. The average student in Manitoba today pays $4,058 in tuition plus the cost of ancillary fees and books. By the end of the Pallister mandate, that same student will be paying approximately $5000 plus books and fees.
Fundraising lags while tens of thousands of student aid dollars spent on ad campaign
The NDP have learned that the Pallister government has raised only $1.8 million from private donors for bursaries in the first six months of the year. At the same time, the Government is spending tens of thousands of dollars trying to convince students and families that education isn’t getting more expensive, NDP Education Critic Matt Wiebe revealed today.
On September 16, New Democrats elected Wab Kinew as the new leader of the Manitoba NDP. It was an incredible event with over 1,000 delegates from across the province, marking the beginning of a new era for our party.
Since then, Wab Kinew and the NDP Caucus have been hard at work in the legislature and communities across the province, holding Brian Pallister’s Conservative to account.
NDP Leader Wab Kinew announced caucus and critic roles for NDP MLAs today.
“Our team will stand up for everyday Manitobans, and for the issues they care about: good jobs, quality health care close to home, and a future in this province we can all look forward to. I’m proud and humbled to lead a team reflects the diversity of Manitobans. We are committed to working hard every day to serve them.”
The Manitoba NDP is proud to announce our first Costa Rica All-Inclusive Vacation for Two raffle!
- $4,500 value
- One week trip for two to an all-inclusive resort located in Tamarindo, Costa Rica (close by Brian Pallister's private villa)
- $20 per ticket. Available at www.todaysndp.ca/costarica or visit the Manitoba NDP Provincial Office (803-294 Portage Ave, Winnipeg)
Wab Kinew has been elected the new leader of the Manitoba NDP, party president David Woodbury announced today.
"Today, New Democrats have started a new chapter for our party by electing Wab Kinew as our new Leader," said Woodbury. "I want to thank both of the candidates for putting their names forward and everyone that participated in Leadership 2017."
The 2017 leadership race featured candidates Wab Kinew and Steve Ashton, helping bolster party membership to over 10,000.
The result of the delegate vote was 728 for Wab Kinew and 253 for Steve Ashton.
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.