NDP Caucus tour rural Manitoba, fulfilling health care commitments


Treaty 1 and Dakota Territory, Homeland of the Red River Metis, Winnipeg MB – The Manitoba NDP Caucus spent time in rural Manitoba meeting with numerous First Nations, business and community leaders during this year’s caucus retreat.  

Premier Wab Kinew announced the addition of nine new beds and a cancer care unit at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre, providing rural and northern Manitobans with health care closer to home. 

He also welcomed the creation of up to 25 new nursing seats at the Neepawa Training Centre's grand opening. Together, these mark another significant milestone in the Manitoba NDP’s commitment to training more nurses in the province by collaborating with post-secondary institutions and leaders in health care. 

“It's been great building dynamic connections with folks in Portage la Prairie, Brandon, Neepawa and Dauphin.” said NDP Caucus Chair Mike Moyes, “The team is grateful to have met with people from their respective communities, business owners and workers from southwest Manitoba. No matter the distance, Manitobans all face similar concerns and share the same hopes for the future.” 

The NDP Caucus spent their time this week connecting with organizations based outside of Winnipeg and their contributions to the lives of rural and urban Manitobans. 

“It was great to have the NDP team come to Brandon and hear us out,” said Florence Halcrow, Coordinator of the Ask Auntie Program/Blue Door Project. “We really appreciate them making the trip, and they were thoughtful and engaging with us about our community initiatives, both supported by the amazing people at BNRC.” 

"As a major employer in Neepawa, HyLife was pleased to welcome Ministers Asagwara and Cable and the government caucus.” said Lindsay Hextall, Director of Human Resources – Foods, “The NDP team was eager to learn about our best-in-class production plant and our ongoing commitment to supporting local communities.”