Manitoba NDP Delay Two Bills that Harm Community Safety

April 17, 2023


Treaty 1 and Dakota Territory, Homeland of the Red River Métis, Winnipeg MB— Today, The Manitoba NDP stopped bad PC bills that harm community safety.

“When Manitoba parents take their kids to the local 7/11, they don’t want to see bottles of vodka for sale,” NDP Critic for Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries Lisa Naylor said. “Under Premier Stefanson’s watch the addictions crisis has grown worse and our communities are less safe. The PCs consistently put the interests of private corporations ahead of families but our NDP team will always fight for safer, healthier communities.”

Bill 9 and Bill 30 will cost our province millions in lost revenue for health care and education. Allowing the sale of liquor in privately-run retail stores makes it more likely to be accessible to minors. Many municipalities like Thompson have expressed their opposition to Bill 9 because it will compound the addictions crisis, put workers at risk and endanger community safety.