Manitoba NDP Promise to Protect Environment, Help Families Purchase EVs

Treaty 1 and Dakota Territory, Homeland of the Red River Métis, Winnipeg MB - Today Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew announced that if his party forms government they will protect 30% of Manitoba’s lands and waters by 2030, help families purchase new and used electric vehicles, and restore funding to environmental organizations cut by Brian Pallister and Heather Stefanson. 

“Manitobans want clean air, clean lakes, and a healthy environment for today and for our kids tomorrow. And we know that climate change is no longer a threat, it’s a reality,” said Kinew. “That’s why our team will take action, working with the Federal government not against them to conserve more of Manitoba’s wilderness. We’ll make clean energy choices more affordable for families and we’ll restore the Pallister-Stefanson cut funding for environmental organizations, to invest in the bright minds and innovative research that will help us fight climate change right here in Manitoba.”  

If the Manitoba NDP forms government, they will offer families a $4,000 rebate for new EVs and a $2,500 rebate for used EVs.  

In May, the Federal government brought provincial environment ministers together to discuss the 30x30 pledge. Not only did Heather Stefanson refuse to sign it, her Environment Minister didn’t even bother to attend. A Manitoba NDP Government will join their federal and provincial counterparts by committing to uphold the 30x30 pledge and increase Manitoba’s protected areas to 30% by 2030. 

“A Manitoba NDP government will step up where Brian Pallister and Heather Stefanson failed, by working with stakeholders and Indigenous communities to sustainably protect Manitoba’s lands and waters,” said NDP candidate for Wolseley, Lisa Naylor. “By reversing the Pallister-Stefanson cut to environmental organizations, we’ll ensure these critical organizations can spend less time fundraising and more time fighting climate change.” 


More information can be found in the backgrounder.