Fort Rouge MLA Jennifer Howard Not Seeking Re-Election

Fort Rouge MLA Jennifer Howard announced today that she has decided not to seek re-election in the upcoming provincial election.

"I’ve been honoured to serve as the MLA for Fort Rouge these past nine years,” said Howard. “I’m indebted to my family and to the many people from the community who’ve met with me, volunteered at community events with me, and helped me be the best possible advocate for the families I represent.”

Howard was elected Member of the Legislative Assembly for Fort Rouge in 2007 and re-elected in 2011.

Preetinder Singh nominated NDP candidate in Radisson

Today's NDP is excited to announce that Preetinder Singh has been nominated to carry the NDP banner for Radisson in the 2016 provincial election, party leader Greg Selinger announced today.

"Preetinder is an exciting candidate who knows how to represent his community. He knows how to fight for hard working, middle class Manitobans," said Selinger. "I know Preetinder will make us all proud as the NDP candidate here in Radisson."

Province announces construction underway on affordable housing project in North Point Douglas

The Manitoba government will establish a new $10-million loan fund to support social enterprise, creating more employment and training opportunities for people who face barriers to work, Housing and Community Development Minister Mohinder Saran announced today at the sod-turning of a new 19-unit multi-family housing project that will be built, in part, through social enterprise.

New provincial investments in public space downtown will transform our city: Marcelino

Today, Manitoba’s NDP government announced another $17.6 million in joint provincial-city funding to go towards the public space within the True North project, including a skating rink, public stage, public seating, skywalks and green space.

This complements the $400-million private investment going into True North Square – a transformative development that demonstrates the private sector’s confidence in our economy and our capital city.

Construction has now started, with its first phase expected to be complete by mid-2018.

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