Pallister Government Refuses to Support NDP Motion Asking Province to Extend Services for Children in Care to Age 25

The Pallister government today refused to support an NDP motion to raise the age for youth in care to be eligible for support services from 21 to 25, which would have allowed them to receive the vital services they need to succeed as adults.

“In a rapidly changing and more complex world it is no longer sufficient to end services for youth in care at age 21,” said NDP MLA Andrew Swan. “Many youth are aging out of care at 21 but still require additional supports.”

Pallister Government’s Cuts to Doctor Recruitment Program Will Hurt Rural and Northern Families

deserve, NDP MLAs Amanda Lathlin and Tom Lindsey said today.

“Families in the North and in rural areas need to know they and their children will be able to see a doctor in their own community when illness or accidents happen,” said Lathlin, the MLA for The Pas. “But now, the Pallister government has eliminated a grant program and tax rebates that helped attract doctors to rural and northern Manitoba.”

NDP Demands Transparency in Public-Private Partnerships; Pallister Government’s Legislation Reduces Accountability

The NDP demands that the Pallister government ensure transparency and accountability in public-private partnerships to ensure Manitobans get real value for money on government projects, NDP MLA James Allum said today.

“The Pallister government is failing to ensure that private-public partnerships are subject to public scrutiny,” Allum said. “P3 deals should not be done in secrecy or without assurance that the public’s money is being spent wisely.”

Town Hall to Air Concerns of Families Affected by Concordia ER Cut and other Health-care Cuts in Northeast Winnipeg

Families in northeast Winnipeg will have a chance to voice their concerns over major cuts to health-care services at a town hall today at 6 p.m. at East Elmwood Community Centre in the multipurpose room (490 Keenleyside St).

Daniel Blaikie, NDP MP for Elmwood-Transcona, and Matt Wiebe, NDP MLA for Concordia will ensure the voices of families in the community are heard by the provincial and federal governments.