NDP Denounce Funding Freeze for Northern Businesses
Thompson, MB—Manitoba NDP MLA Tom Lindsey criticized the Pallister government on Tuesday for freezing provincial funding for the Community Economic Development Fund (CEDF) for the last two years.
Wab Kinew Introduces Bill to Celebrate Sikh Heritage
Winnipeg, MB – Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew introduced a bill in the House today which would mark April as Sikh heritage month.
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.