Treaty 1 and Dakota Territory, Homeland of the Red River Métis, Winnipeg MB— The final sitting of the Legislature before the next election begins today after one third of the Premier’s caucus announced they will not run under her banner. While the PCs are focused internally on their own chaos and political fortunes, the Manitoba NDP team is united and focused on families in rural Manitoba.
“In this final sitting before the election, Manitobans are taking a careful look at the PCs record,” said NDP Leader Wab Kinew. “It’s clear that things are getting worse in rural Manitoba, not better, under Premier Stefanson. Wait times for EMS are skyrocketing, rural ERs are closing, and seniors are being transferred from their home communities just to access health care. Since she was elected Premier Stefanson has followed Brian Pallister’s playbook and any attempt to change the channel has fallen flat.”
In this session the Manitoba NDP will hold the PCs accountable for their cuts to rural health care that has led to the recent closures of the Eriksdale and Glenboro ERs and other rural health care centres across the province. The NDP will continue push the PCs to fix EMS wait times by paying rural paramedics competitive wages and allowing them to work to the full scope of her practice. And the NDP will fight back against the PCs cuts to rural schools that are struggling to cover costs and find substitute teachers.
“Manitobans want a government that they can be proud of, a team that shows up ready to work hard and get results,” said Manitoba NDP Leader Wab Kinew. “The PCs have proven they aren’t up for the job. But our team is working hard for rural Manitoba families. We’re ready to tackle the health care crisis, make your life more affordable and build a future we can all be proud of.”