NDP Introduces Bill to End Birth Alerts
Winnipeg, MB—Manitoba NDP MLA Bernadette Smith introduced a bill today which would help to end the practice of apprehending newborns of parents connected to Child and Family Services care—sometimes referred to as ‘birth alerts’.
NDP Opposition Successfully Block Government Legislation
Winnipeg, MB—The Manitoba NDP has successfully delayed the introduction of seven government bills with procedural tactics in the Manitoba Legislature today. By raising several different Matters of Privilege—a procedural motion that allows Members to argue whether their privileges have been infringed upon—NDP MLAs blocked the government’s ability to introduce their...
NDP Introduce Bill to Eliminate Genetic Discrimination
Winnipeg, MB – Today NDP MLA Andrew Swan introduced Bill 222, The Human Rights Code Amendment Act (Genetic Characteristics) which would ban employment and insurance discrimination on the basis of genetic identity. The bill was previously announced in the last Legislative session but the Pallister government refused to pass it or even...
Pallister Government Cuts Resources for Rural and Northern Teachers
Winnipeg, MB—The Manitoba NDP is raising the alarm after Brian Pallister moved to close a resource library that helps teachers provide high quality education for rural and northern students. The Pallister government announced they are closing the Manitoba Curriculum Support Centre on April 1st—a $1.7 million budget cut.
NDP Re-introduce Bill to Create Gender-Neutral Identification
Winnipeg, MB--NDP Leader Wab Kinew re-introduced a bill in the House today to allow for gender-neutral government issued identification, like birth certificates.
NDP Introduce Legislation to Protect Animal Welfare, Strengthen Justice System
Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba NDP MLA Nahanni Fontaine introduced three separate bills yesterday, two of which focused on strengthening animal welfare and one which would expand training for new Provincial Court judges.