Stefanson’s PCs Fail on Key 2019 Health Care Promises
Treaty 1 and Dakota Territory, Homeland of the Red River Métis, Winnipeg MB – Today, NDP candidates Renée Cable (Southdale), Uzoma Asagwara (Union Station), and Lisa Naylor (Wolseley) released a report card outlining Heather Stefanson’s top ten failures on key PC Party 2019 health care election promises.
“Heather Stefanson stood with Brian Pallister in 2019 and promised better health care – but she failed.
Instead, she cut front line health care which meant fewer nurses at the bedside, fewer paramedics in rural Manitoba, fewer PCH beds for seniors, and longer wait times for surgeries and in emergency rooms,” said NDP candidate for Union Station Uzoma Asagwara. “Stefanson was Pallister’s Health Minister and implemented front line cuts. Her record shows her promises are fake – Manitobans know they can’t trust the people who broke our health care system to fix it.”
Examples of the Stefanson PCs’ broken promises on health care include:
|Broken Promise: 200 more nurses||Fact: 300 fewer nurses in Winnipeg alone|
|Broken Promise: 80 more paramedics||Fact: 87 fewer pandemics|
|Broken Promise: Bring Manitoba up to national wait time standards|
|Broken Promise: More personal care home beds||FACT: 149 fewer PCH beds than in 2016|
“Heather Stefanson closed three ERs in Winnipeg and is hiding her record of failures from Manitobans ahead of the election. The truth is her PC Government will cut health care again if they get the chance,” said Lisa Naylor, NDP candidate for Wolseley. “Manitobans don’t believe Heather Stefanson’s empty promises – she didn’t get it done before and she won’t now. The Manitoba NDP is the only team that can stop the cuts and fix health care.”
For more information on the PCs’ broken 2019 health care promises, read our backgrounder.