We’re relieved that the Conservative government has finally woken up to the fact that Manitoba working families overwhelming wanted their government to sign on to improvements to the CPP. As longtime supporters of the CPP, we’re disappointed that it took Brian Pallister so long to join the national consensus, but we urge him to remain at the table for regularly scheduled reviews of CPP. We stand with working families to ensure they have a national CPP plan that works for them.
Manitoba seniors are fed up with the deceptions and arbitrary decisions from Pallister’s government that impact their future, said Health, Seniors and Active Living critic Matt Wiebe today.
“This government keeps hiding reckless decisions that impact vulnerable Manitobans with a dangerous game of smoke and mirrors,” said Wiebe. “My phone's been ringing off the hook from seniors who feel deceived, confused and angry by a government that is not giving them straight answers. Pallister told Manitobans he would maintain the rebate on CJOB and a PC party representative told Maureen McGregor they would keep our government’s commitments. Enough is enough. Pallister needs to stop playing politics and come clean with seniors.”
Today's NDP is committed to supporting families in the Interlake with new personal care home (PCH) beds in Arborg by building 40 new beds at the existing Arborg PCH and supporting community proponents by approving an 80-bed community-owned facility, said Tom Nevakshonoff, NDP candidate for Interlake.
Today’s NDP will create more than 1,000 new personal care home (PCH) beds, protect home care from privatization and user fees, and provide more supports for palliative care for seniors and families caring for their loved ones, NDP Leader Greg Selinger announced today.