MLA for Elmwood Jim Maloway today announced serious concerns about the proposed sale of MTS to Bell Canada, calling it a bad deal for Manitobans. In particular, Maloway highlighted that everywhere there is a reduction of competition in cellular service, there is a commiserate increase in rates for consumers.
Manitoba’s Official Opposition is asking the Attorney General to refer the Premier’s failure to make full and accurate disclosures under the Conflict of Interest Act to the Court of Queen’s Bench, Justice and Human Rights critic Andrew Swan said today.
Manitoba’s Official Opposition is standing up in the House today to call on the PC government to commit to protecting the rights of all LGBTTQ* Manitobans on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, Interim NDP Leader Flor Marcelino said today.
The newly sworn-in Manitoba NDP Caucus has assigned critic roles that reflect the issues that are important to everyday Manitobans, Interim Leader Flor Marcelino said today.
Members of the Manitoba NDP Caucus celebrated with an oath taking ceremony at the Manitoba Legislative Building today.
“We are so proud to welcome this incredible and diverse group to our caucus,” said interim NDP Leader Flor Marcelino, who also took her oath this afternoon. “We’re ready in our new role as the Official Opposition to stand up for the things that matter to Manitoban families all across our great province.”
The Manitoba NDP is excited that Flor Marcelino has been elected and confirmed as interim leader, party president Ovide Mercredi said today.
“We are very proud to have Flor as our interim leader during this time of reflection and renewal within our party,” said Mercredi. “Her several years of experience as both an MLA and minister will make her a formidable Opposition leader, and her strong ties to diverse communities across Manitoba will prove invaluable for our party's positive, progressive agenda moving forward.”
As we review the result of the April 19th election, I want to extend our sincere thanks for the support you have offered to the Manitoba NDP and to our election campaign.
Brian Pallister finally revealed that privatizing Manitoba’s public health care is also on the table in his plan to cut half a billion dollars from the public services families rely on, NDP Leader Greg Selinger said today.
“Privatizing health care means that the quality of your care will come down to how much money you have, not how sick you are,” said Selinger. “That is fundamentally wrong. Our public health care is not for sale.”
Welcome to a new issue of the New Democrat. After restarting as a newsletter on party activities, this publication has grown to offer members an inside look at your Manitoba NDP. Last published in 2014, we are excited to bring this publication back before the election.
And what an important election it will be. With the Conservatives mounting a hard bid for majority and the Liberals benefitting from Trudeau’s honeymoon after the federal election, now more than ever we need to engage Manitobans with the true progressive values of the NDP.
"This campaign is worth fighting. This party is worth fighting for. And I believe this election is worth winning!" - Wab Kinew
This weekend, New Democrats from across the province will be knocking on doors as part of our Door 2 Door campaign. It promises to be our biggest event since 2011, and we're just getting started.