NDP statement regarding MB Hydro's announcement

It’s always a concern to hear about major cost overruns, and it’s important for Manitoba Hydro to account for any pressures they may experience in construction through their annual application to the Public Utilities Board.

As the president of Manitoba Hydro said today, this province is growing. Manitoba must develop clean and renewable sources of power to meet that demand and into the future. Manitoba Hydro still considers the completion of Keeyask the best path forward and we agree.

Flor Marcelino, Interim Leader of the Official Opposition, Condemns Cowardly Attack on Muslim Worshippers in Quebec Mosque

The news of the horrific terrorist attack on the mosque in Quebec is shocking and heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and their communities during this difficult time.

This attack on a peaceful Islamic place of worship was a violent refutation of the values we hold dear.

Today, we stand in solidarity with Muslim families across Manitoba and Canada in condemning this cowardly act of murder. As Canadians, we must commit to ending the victimization of Muslims and other refugees and recommit to having an open, democratic society for all.

Statement on Premier Pallister’s ‘Race War’ Comments

The Brandon Sun revealed today that Premier Pallister claimed in a closed door party meeting there is a ‘race war’ in Manitoba, before leaving for Costa Rica.

“Premier Pallister’s ‘race war’ comments are a divisive and unhelpful intervention in an already over-heated conversation”, Wab Kinew, NDP MLA for Fort Rouge said today.

“To claim behind closed doors that there is a ‘race war’ in your province and to then leave for a multi-week vacation in Costa Rica is not leadership – it’s irresponsible. The Premier should return to Manitoba immediately, apologize for his insensitive comments, and start discussions on solutions that work for everyone” said Kinew.

NDP Names New Caucus Chair & New Roles: Marcelino

The NDP has named a new caucus chair and new roles for two MLAs, Interim Leader Flor Marcelino said today.

The new caucus roles take effect immediately and include:

  • Tom Lindsey, MLA for Flin Flon, will assume the role of caucus chair;
  • James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview, will add the critic role for Growth, Enterprise and Trade to his other duties; and
  • Nahanni Fontaine, MLA for St. Johns, will add the critic role for Children and Youth Opportunities to her other duties.