Pallister Government’s Failure to Sign on to National Climate Accord A Lost Opportunity to be a Leader, Reduce Emissions, Create Green Jobs

The NDP is calling on the Pallister government to stop dragging its heels and sign on to the national climate change agreement before it loses out on millions in federal funding earmarked for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

“Ottawa has made it clear that Manitoba must sign on before the end of this year or we risk losing an estimated $66 million that would help the province reduce emissions and create green jobs,” said NDP Environment Critic Rob Altemeyer. “Pallister’s negotiating games with the federal government may cost Manitoba businesses and consumers millions.”

Thank You!

Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 (E+1)

Dear Friends,

We made it! We walked and knocked every door in this constituency. We sat with our seniors and heard their incredible stories. We held ceremony with our young Indigenous activists and met them at the Bell Tower. We raised flags for Pride, and Filipino Independence, and we listened to as many people as we could find, to share their thoughts and hopes about Point Douglas, the NDP, and the future of our constituency.

Bernadette Smith Celebrates Decisive Point Douglas Byelection Victory

WINNIPEG - NDP Candidate Bernadette Smith expresses her sincere appreciation to the voters of Point Douglas following her decisive byelection victory.

"I want to sincerely thank the community for their incredible support throughout this campaign," said Smith. "This was a hard fought campaign, and to have this result shows that Point Douglas voters reject Brian Pallister's agenda of cuts. I promise to continue to be a strong voice and community advocate as your MLA."

Pallister’s PCs Cut Rent Assist Benefits for Point Douglas Families

The Manitoba NDP condemns Pallister's PC government's cuts to Rent Assist Benefits for Manitobans that need it most.

"The Pallister government is trying to hide another cut to services for vulnerable Manitobans by waiting until after the legislative session ended," said Bernadette Smith, NDP candidate for Point Douglas. "This program is supposed to help low-income and working Manitobans pay their rent and lift themselves out of poverty — all candidates in this race should condemn this cut."

NDP Calls on Pallister Government to Ensure Churchill and Any Communities Isolated by Floods Receive Critical Food and Medical Supplies by Air

The NDP is calling on the Pallister government to ensure the Town of Churchill and any other remote communities cut off by flooding receive critical food and medical supplies by air until the train can reach them once again.

“The provincial government has a responsibility to all Manitobans wherever they live to ensure they have food security and access to medical care,” said Tom Lindsey, the NDP MLA for Flin Flon. “We call on the province to live up to that duty and immediately organize flights of food and medical supplies to isolated communities.”

NDP call on Pallister government to listen to concerns of Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba

The NDP agrees with the concerns of the Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba and urges the Pallister government to reverse its decision to close the Misericordia Urgent Care Centre. The province should listen to patients and the medical experts and keep the urgent care centre open. Closing the urgent care centre will hurt patients in the communities that rely on it and will further clog emergency rooms at other hospitals.

Manitoba Legislature Rises for Summer: Pallister’s Agenda of Austerity Hurts Seniors and Families

Assembly Passes Two Important NDP Bills Honouring Manitoba’s Indigenous Peoples

The spring sitting of the Manitoba legislature is ending with a string of broken promises from the Pallister government whose austerity program will undermine health care, weaken education and make life more expensive for families, NDP Interim Leader Flor Marcelino said today.

Pallister Government Refuses to Support NDP Bill That Would Have Ensured The Best Interests of Children Were Paramount in Family Court Cases

Today, the Pallister government refused to support an NDP bill that would have put children first in court cases involving families in conflict.

“This bill would have given voice to the concerns of children in cases that deal with custody, access and support,” said NDP MLA Andrew Swan, who introduced the bill in the Legislative Assembly today. “It’s unfortunate that the government saw fit to vote against a bill that would have helped resolve disputes in family breakdowns and reduce stress on children.”

NDP Candidate Bernadette Smith Condemns Pallister's Funding Cuts to North End Organizations

WINNIPEG – Bernadette Smith, the NDP candidate for Point Douglas, strongly condemns the Pallister government's decision to cut funding for North End non-profit organizations, including the North Point Douglas Women's Centre and North End Women's Centre.

“Cutting funding for organizations that provide critical front-line services to the most vulnerable is shameful," said Smith. "Instead of investing in our future, the Pallister government has once again broken its promise to protect front-line services that serve Point Douglas women and families."