Kinew Would Invest in Health Care, Jobs, and Roads in Northern Manitoba

Thompson — Wab Kinew would work to undo the damage that Brian Pallister’s cuts have caused in northern Manitoba. Kinew outlined his northern platform, which is based on fixing Pallister’s healthcare crisis, creating good jobs, and keeping life affordable.

  • Put people back to work in northern Manitoba by using the Mining Community Reserve Fund; 
  • Work with — not against — Indigenous communities to ensure everyone is around the table before major projects begin, and create job opportunities for Indigenous peoples by putting Resource Revenue Sharing into a Jobs Fund for Indigenous communities; 
  • Partner with the federal government on new hospital-level health centre in Island Lake communities; 
  • Restore Lifeflight, which was cut by Pallister; 
  • Reinstate the obstetrics program in Flin Flon that Pallister cut; 
  • Fix northern highways, including #391 and the access road; 
  • Repair and upgrade the operating rooms in Thompson hospital; 
  • Support the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, starting by re- forming the child welfare system to recognize the right of Indigenous children to grow up in Indigenous households; 
  • Establish a Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Committee of Cabinet led by Indigenous women who will work with families to implement recommendations coming out of the National Inquiry; 
  • Improved dialysis services. 

Kinew is visiting Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, Thompson, and The Pas.