The Manitoba Legislative Assembly voted unanimously this morning to set aside Oct. 4 each year as an official day to honour and bring attention to Manitoba’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls and raise awareness of the systemic levels of violence against Indigenous women and girls.
NDP MLA Amanda Lathlin today urged the Pallister government to call on the federal government to recognize Indigenous People as founding nations of Canada.
“This year, Canadians celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation. It’s time to recognize Indigenous people as founders of Canada,” Lathlin said. “Recognizing the role of Indigenous nations and people in the founding of Canada is a step towards building a meaningful nation-to-nation relationship and an important step toward reconciliation.”
WINNIPEG – Bernadette Smith, the NDP candidate for Point Douglas, welcomes the start of the Point Douglas byelection.
“I’m excited for the official start of this campaign and eager to debate ideas to make this a more vibrant community for our families,” said Smith. “I’m proud to carry the NDP banner and look forward to continuing the legacy of social justice, community building and strong representation of former NDP MLA Kevin Chief.”
NDP Calls on Premier Pallister to Follow Brad Wall’s Example; Stop Using Private Email for Government Business: Swan
Premier Brian Pallister must follow Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall’s example and stop using his private email for government business, NDP Justice Critic Andrew Swan said today.
“When it was revealed yesterday that Premier Wall was using his private email for government business he said the practice will stop,” Swan said. “Premier Wall recognized that he was wrong and Premier Pallister should do the same.”
All Parties Support NDP Bill to Set Aside Oct. 4 as an Official Day To Honour Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls
A Bill by NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine to set aside Oct. 4 each year as an official day to honour and bring attention to Manitoba’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls received unanimous support at second reading in the Legislative Assembly today.