Pallister Government Failing in Its Obligation to Support Inclusion

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.”

Pallister government fails to deliver their promised plan for child care

Nahanni Fontaine, MLA for St. Johns, pressed the government today to level with Manitobans about their lack of a plan for accessible, affordable child care for Manitoba families.

“Hardworking Manitoba families need affordable, accessible and high-quality child care, and they expect the government to deliver on promises made in the election,” said Fontaine. “Without a comprehensive strategy outlined in their Throne Speech, and with only unsubstantiated campaign commitments to go on, families are left to worry if they’ll have to pay higher fees for fewer spaces.”

Letters to the Editor

Our government responds to many media requests. Many are often not printed, but we never let an opportunity pass to defend our record. Here are some recent examples of communication your NDP government has sent out.

Re: Child Welfare Unequal to the Job (Winnipeg Free Press, Sept. 10, 2015)

Your editorial asks a fair question: what is the provincial government's plan to prevent family breakdown and reduce the rate of apprehending kids?