Today Premier Pallister announced that he was going to hire a high-priced lawyer ten months after the federal government announced its carbon plan. This is a stunt. The premier could have consulted with in-house lawyers at any time.
The Minister is making massive changes to our health care system, causing disruption and sowing confusion, based on reports the Premier refuses to release to the public. Manitobans cannot understand why these changes are being made unless the Premier and his Minister stop misleading and release the reports Manitobans paid for.
The Pallister Government is hiding their secret reports from the public, using false excuses to mask their plans for cuts and privatization, revealed NDP Finance Critic James Allum and Health Critic Matt Wiebe today.
“Brian Pallister promised every Manitoban that he would release 97% of the KPMG fiscal performance review, but broke his word and claimed that he couldn’t because the report belonged to the consultant. After misleading the public for months, we now know the premier’s claims are a complete fabrication,” said Allum.
The Pallister Government is ignoring its commitment to the most vulnerable Manitobans by not providing support to new applicants through the Child Care Inclusion Support Program, said NDP Families Critic Nahanni Fontaine.
“The Minister is obstructing families’ access to critical supports and forcing parents of children with special needs to make hard decisions,” Fontaine said. “The Pallister government is failing parents and children who need our support the most.”
In response to the looming overnight closure of Misericordia Urgent Care, please accept the following statement on behalf of Official Opposition Health Critic, Matt Wiebe:
We are now seeing the consequences of the disruption and disorganization caused for front-line workers by Pallister’s cuts to our health care system. Pallister and his Ministers can no longer deny or evade the fact that their irresponsible and ill-conceived plan is having an impact on access to patient care for thousands of Manitobans.
NDP Urges Premier to Take Action to Assist Churchill: Lindsey Calls on Province to Send Inspection Teams
The Pallister government can take action immediately by sending provincial inspectors to assess the extent of damage on the Churchill rail line, Tom Lindsey, MLA for Flin Flon, said today.
The Manitoba NDP is excited to report significant growth in its membership following the 90 day cutoff for Leadership 2017, Provincial Secretary Keith Bellamy said today.
"Our membership has grown to now include over 8,000 New Democrats from across the province," said Bellamy. "With thousands of returning and new supporters signing memberships, it's clear there is growing excitement for Leadership 2017 and the future of our party."
Pallister Government’s Refusal to Keep MPI Rates Affordable An Abdication of Responsibility to Families, Businesses
The Pallister government has again abandoned Manitobans by sitting back and allowing MPI rates to rise by more than a projected six per cent over two years, said NDP MLA Andrew Swan.
“Once again, the premier and his cabinet are sitting on their hands while their Crown corporation seeks to impose rate hikes,” Swan said. “The government has a duty to keep vehicle insurance rates affordable for families and businesses and it’s failing to uphold that duty.”
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.”
Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 (E+1)
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.