Pallister Still Haunts PC Legislative Agenda, Kinew Challenges Candidates to Cut Ties

October 5, 2021

Treaty 1 and Dakota Territory, Homeland of the Métis Nation, Winnipeg MB—Even after Brian Pallister has left the Premier’s chair, his plan to cut the services families depend on remains. As the Legislature returns to vote on Pallister’s final budget, NDP Leader Wab Kinew demanded the PC candidates cut ties with Pallister by rejecting his harmful budget.

“Manitobans were hoping for relief from Conservative cuts, but just because Mr. Pallister is gone doesn’t mean the PCs have changed. They still have a plan to cut seniors care, to cause chaos for teachers, and to make Hydro bills more expensive,” said Kinew. “If Heather Stefanson or Shelley Glover were actually any different from Mr. Pallister they would oppose his final budget—but we’re not holding our breath.”

After successfully forcing the PCs to kill their most harmful five bills, the NDP are returning to the Legislature to fight for Manitobans. The NDP’s priorities this session include calling for investments in healthcare to protect families during the fourth wave, standing up for fair and democratic elections, pushing the government to show leadership on vaccinations and demanding the PCs reject Pallister’s budget.

“The NDP has always fought back against PC cuts to make life easier for families. This summer we forced the PCs to back down from their terrible ideas, like Bill 64 or their plan to raise Hydro rates, and we’re going to keep fighting in this session,” Kinew said. “Unlike the PCs, who will always put cuts ahead of people, the NDP is working for families.”