Manitoba NDP Wrap Convention Ready to Fix PC Damage

Treaty 1 and Dakota Territory, Homeland of the Red River Métis, Winnipeg MB—The Manitoba NDP wrapped its 2022 Convention on Sunday on an upbeat note, after three days of policy debate on solutions to the PC health care chaos and cost of living crisis.

“This convention was a really positive experience as our Party works to prepare for the next election and put forward a plan to make life more affordable for working families and fix health care,” said Kinew. “It felt great to be together to celebrate New Democrats. Whenever the next election is, we’ll be ready to deliver a change that works for regular Manitobans.”

Hundreds of New Democrats gathered in Winnipeg this weekend to debate policy resolutions, hear from NDP leadership and focus on winning the next election and forming a government that helps working families. NDP Leader Wab Kinew kicked off events Friday evening with a rallying speech for members and introduced dozens of NDP candidates. He noted that while the NDP has selected over half its candidates the PCs have not nominated any.

Delegates passed dozens of resolutions including adding ones calling to hire more nurses and paramedics in the health care system, investing in school nutrition programs, creating good jobs for families, taking climate action and supporting workers’ rights.

Saturday evening the Party held a fundraising dinner featuring keynote speeches from Wab Kinew and Alberta NDP Leader Rachel Notley. The two leaders spoke about the damage Conservative governments have done to health care and schools. They celebrated the historic contributions of past Manitoba NDP governments and they stressed the importance of focusing on making life more affordable for working families. Kinew vowed that, if elected, a Manitoba NDP government would stop handouts to the wealthy and deliver on the issues that matter most to working people.

Kinew introduced his campaign director, Brian Topp, to party members, confirming that Topp’s strong record with Jack Layton’s NDP and prairie NDP governments will help to shape the Manitoba NDP campaign.