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End Mandatory OT for NursesThe NDP has introduced Bill 205 The Restricting Mandatory Overtime for Nurses Act w to stop the practice of using mandatory overtime to staff nurses at hospitals. The NDP’s bill will force the Pallister government to fill nursing vacancies and, with some safety exceptions, end the practice of using mandatory overtime as a staff tool rather than a last resort.

Louis Riel: Our First Premier - In recognition of the 150th anniversary of Manitoba, NDP Leader Wab Kinew introduced a bill to formally recognize Manitoba founder Louis Riel as the province’s first premier. Kinew’s bill also amends the provincial education curriculum to acknowledge Riel as Premier and outline his contributions to the province so that young people learn about his progressive vision for a fair and inclusive Manitoba.

End Binary ID Registration - In November 2019, the Manitoba Human Rights Commission ordered the provincial government to begin offering non-binary sex designations on birth certificates. The province has less than 180 days to be in compliance.  NDP MLA Uzoma Asagwara has introduced a bill to force the Pallister government to comply with the order.