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PCs Must Remove Measures that Undermine Vulnerable Children from Budget

Grand Chief Jerry Daniels of the Southern Chiefs' Organization (SCO) and Dougald Lamont, Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, say the PCs must withdraw two measures from the budget that are designed to shield the Manitoba Government from bein

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CEO of Proposed Manitoba Sand Mine Accused of Stock Manipulation in Alberta

Manitoba Liberals say the PC Government needs to do better due diligence when it comes to mining projects in Manitoba, citing the business record of the CEO of the proposed Vivian Sands project. 

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PCs Used Untendered Contract to Kill Manitoba’s Public Air Ambulance Service, Sell to Company with PC Ties

Manitoba Liberals say the PCs used an untendered contract to kill off Lifeflight, a 35-year public air ambulance company that served rural and Northern Manitoba, and have handed the business to an Alberta company, STARS, whose "Director of Development" is

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Hydro CEO Must Return to Testify at Committee

Manitoba Liberals have written a letter to the PCs and NDP asking to immediately recall a committee on Crown Corporations to shed light on recent changes at Manitoba Hydro they say are raising “red flags”. 

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Pallister PCs Need to Fund Covid-19 Protections for Personal Care Homes Now

With outbreaks of Covid-19 in six personal care homes in Manitoba, Manitoba Liberals say the PCs need to step up and fund Covid-19 protections for Long Term Care facilities and Personal Care Homes (PCHs).

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Three years later, PCs haven’t delivered on promised mental health programs for grieving women and families

The Pallister PC government has yet to deliver on a Pregnancy and Infant Loss Program, a mental health program for grieving women and families promised as part of a $400-million federal-provincial agreement.

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Remote Learning, not Forced Homeschooling: Liberals Back #SafeSeptemberMB

Manitoba Liberals are backing the calls of Safe September Manitoba, a coalition of concerned parents, teachers and educators who have given the Pallister PCs back-to-school plans a failing grade.

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PC-NDP Pension Bill Foul-Up Driving Roblin Lab Closure & Public Sector Losses

Manitoba Liberals say that a public sector pension bill that has been bungled by the PCs and NDP alike is driving resignations, cuts and closures to services

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Investment needed in early childhood education

We’ve had a growing crisis in affordable, quality child care in Manitoba. And I don’t use the word ‘crisis’ lightly. In 2016, the child care wait list was 12,000. Last year it was 16,000.

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Congratulations to Fisher River Cree Nation and Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation

Surplus Food Program will put 3,000 people back to work, feed 75+ Indigenous Communities

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Mine Project that Threatens Manitoba’s Largest Aquifer Needs Review, Not a Rubber Stamp 

Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg MB - Manitoba Liberals are raising concerns that the Pallister PCs are going to skip essential environmental procedures and rubber-stamp the approval of a huge frack sand mine in the RM of Springfield that could pollute the pr

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PCs Must Scrap Proposed Changes, Immediately Address Early Learning and Child Care Sector

Manitoba Liberals were joined by Child Care Advocates to demand that the PCs reverse proposed changes to Early Childhood Education that will further undermine the sector in Manitoba.

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PCs Bought $1.2-million of Recalled Hand Sanitizer

Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg, MB - Manitoba Liberals say the PCs need to account for $1.2-million in hand sanitizer purchased by the Provincial Government in April that has since been recalled by Health Canada.

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One Month After Flooding, Western Manitoba Communities Still Waiting on Disaster Assistance

It's been one month after the "1,000 year rainfall" in Westman and the Pallister Government has yet to address the catastrophic flooding that has washed out dozens of roads, destroyed bridges and flooded hundreds of homes.

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PCs Must Reverse Proposal to Gut Early Childhood Education

Manitoba Liberals are urging parents and early childcare education workers to get the Pallister Government to change course on a series of proposals that will gut early childhood education in Manitoba. 

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Closed for Business: Pallister PCs Blocking Federal Infrastructure & COVID Support Fund

Even as the Pallister PCs are pushing to reopen Manitoba's borders in the name of economic growth, the Manitoba Government is turning away federal money for transit while hundreds of millions in federal infrastructure funds sit idle.

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PCs power grab takes away your voices

If you’ve ever been frustrated with the way development happens in the City of Winnipeg, the Pallister PC government is about to make it worse. It’s important you know, so we can act now to stop it.

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CERB is the not reason thousands can’t go back to work: Pallister is

Manitoba Liberals say that if Brian Pallister is looking for a reason why Manitobans are having difficulties going back to work, he should look in the mirror.

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Province, Feds Must Step Up Now With Disaster Assistance for Westman

Manitoba Liberals are calling on the Provincial and Federal Governments to act as quickly as possible to provide emergency disaster assistance to communities in Western Manitoba that were hit hard by massive storms and flash flooding last week.

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PCs Deceitful Fiscal Update Overstates COVID-19 Spending by $1.2-billion

After waiting months for a fiscal update on Manitoba's finances, the Pallister government has released a document that rebrands $1.24-billion in spending that was going to happen anyway as "COVID-19" measures. The actual amount of spending is less than $1

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100th anniversary of the election of Manitoba’s first female MLA, Edith McTavish Rogers

Manitoba Liberals are marking the 100th anniversary of the election of Manitoba's first female MLA, Edith Rogers McTavish, a Métis woman born in Norway House whose accomplishments included introducing the legislation that created the Winnipeg Foundation.

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Manitoba Liberals Seek Elections Manitoba Investigation into NDP Financial Transfer

The Manitoba Liberals are asking Elections Manitoba to investigate a series of financial transfers made from Federal NDP campaigns to the provincial Manitoba NDP Party last fall.

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Pallister’s Hatchet Man for Civil Service Has Family Business in “Paradise Papers”

Manitoba Liberals say the Pallister PCs should be looking harder to collect revenue from people and businesses who hide money offshore instead of demanding cuts and layoffs from the civil service.

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Pallister’s Campaign Manager Landed $50K in Govt Contracts Before Controversial Hire

Manitoba Liberals want to know what work was done for two contracts worth $50,000 that Brian Pallister gave to his Ottawa-based PC campaign manager, David McLaughlin.

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PCs Gaslighting Manitobans about Bureaucrat’s Campaigning for Conservatives

Dougald Lamont, Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party and MLA for St. Boniface, says the Pallister PCs are lying about the role played by a bureaucrat who was paid thousands of dollars to work on the campaign of Conservative MP Marty Morantz.

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Video and Email list Show Who’s Who of PCs & CPC Knew of Senior Bureaucrat’s Political Involvement

Dougald Lamont, Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, says there needs to be a deeper investigation into the political activities of a senior bureaucrat in the Manitoba Government who has admitted to running a Conservative MPs campaign on the

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Manitoba Liberals Call on Ombudsman to Investigate Manitoba Government Director of Stakeholder Relations

Manitoba Liberals have filed a complaint with the Manitoba Ombudsman to investigate the Government of Manitoba's Director of Stakeholder Relations, Michael Kowalson, for violating the conditions of his employment agreement, including running private busin

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International Far-Right Parties in Lockstep with Goertzen and PCs

Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface Dougald Lamont is renewing his call for Premier Brian Pallister to fire his education Minister, Kelvin Goertzen, for participating in a webinar with a network of far-right politicians and policymakers from

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PC Education Minister Shared Panel with Extreme-Right German Party: Goertzen Must Resign or Be Fired

Manitoba Liberals are calling for Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen to resign or be fired for participating in a conference with extreme right-wing politicians from the U.S., Russia, Brazil and Germany.

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LOCKED OUT: Conservative Legislature Shutdown is Unacceptable

The Manitoba NDP and Manitoba Liberals say the Pallister Government's decision to shut down the Manitoba Legislative Assembly is simply unacceptable in the mist of a global pandemic and economic crisis.

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Open Letter on Pallister Gutting Post-Secondary

We are writing to express our concern about the strong-arm tactics your government is taking towards forcing cuts and policy changes to post-secondary institutions through the so-called "Transitional Support Fund."

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Manitoba Liberals Call for All-Party Agreement to Bring Back Full-Time Legislature

Manitoba Liberals are calling for the Legislature to go back to sitting Monday to Thursday during June to make up time that's been lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

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Ready for the Second Wave? Get Rapid Response Medical Team Ready Now

Manitoba Liberals say the Pallister government needs to start preparing a Rapid Response medical team that could be deployed to personal care homes or other hotspots before the expected second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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With only 17% Uptake, PCs Small Business Program is a Flop

Manitoba Liberals say the Pallister Government's gap protection program is not designed to reach enough Manitoba small businesses, as more than 80% of the program funds are untouched.

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Is COVID-19 Pulling a Pin on a Bigger Debt Crisis?

This is a selection from Dougald Lamont's speech in the Manitoba Legislature on Wednesday May 13.

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NDP Oppose Measures to Strengthen Public Pensions They Once Supported in Government

Manitoba Liberals say the level of distrust and dysfunction at the Manitoba Legislature is so low that on Wednesday, the NDP held up a PC bill that would strengthen and secure public pensions for public sector workers even though the bill had many provisi

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Hydro E-Mails Show Pallister Deceitful on Hydro Layoffs

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Liberals say e-mails from Jay Grewal, CEO of Manitoba Hydro, show Premier Brian Pallister has been misleading Manitobans about the need for 700 layoffs at Manitoba Hydro.

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PCs Hiding Benefits from EIA Recipients

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Liberals say the Pallister government is making it nearly impossible for people on social assistance to get an extra benefit to make up for lost income due to the pandemic shutdown.

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Pallister’s Recipe for Disaster: Statement on PCs Forced Hydro Layoffs

The decision to layoff 700 highly qualified, difficult-to-replace Hydro workers is a disastrous and damaging decision with no upside. It is wrong for Manitoba Hydro to lay these workers off, and it is much worse that the Pallister government forced them t

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Manitoba Advocate Lays Bare Mental Health Crisis: No Help for Over 90% of Young People

Manitoba Liberals say the Pallister Government needs to stop dragging its feet and implement all the recommendations of the latest report from the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth.

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Pallister Seniors Bonus Would be Much Better if he did not Qualify for it Himself

Brian Pallister's promise to send a cheque to every senior in Manitoba sounds too good to be true, and Manitoba Liberals say the fact that the Premier himself qualifies shows the program isn't sending money to the seniors who need it the most.

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Frontline Heroes Deserve Contracts, Not Lip Service

Manitoba Liberals said the Pallister Government must immediately act and settle contracts with frontline workers who have been been working with expired contracts for years.

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Without More Help from Province, Many Small Businesses Will Not Survive to Reopen

Manitoba Liberals say that despite the PCs plan to "reopen the economy," countless Manitoba Small Businesses will close and never reopen because the PCs won't provide help to cover costs during the crisis.

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Documents Show Pallister PCs Planned Dauphin Jail Closure in 2018

Government documents show the Pallister Government planned to close the Dauphin Correctional Centre well before last year's provincial election, but withheld the information from the public

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Harnessing the Power of Agriculture to Fight Climate Change

Just recently, Manitoba Liberals released our Climate Plan for Green Growth and Renewal in Manitoba and agriculture plays an incredibly important role.

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Crime Concerns in St. Boniface

In recent months, crime has been top of mind for many in St Boniface. In April, I participated in community safety meetings in Central St. Boniface & Norwood West to discuss increased crime in our neighbourhoods and potential solutions to address the pr

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The Big Deal about Brian Pallister’s “Grand Bargain”

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister has once again called for a “Grand Bargain” on trade and health care: that the federal government would abandon any role in health care and in exchange, the Federal government would guarantee freer trade between provinces.

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Failure to Launch: Pallister’s Foot-Dragging on Meth Task Force Inexcusable

Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, Dougald Lamont says the Pallister Government's inability to work well with others is keeping a Meth Task Force from getting off the ground.

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Liberals: Manitobans Living on Employment and Income Assistance Hits All-time High of Over 70,000

The number of Manitobans on Employment and Income Assistance (EIA) has hit an all-time high of over seventy thousand people. According to annual reports from the Province’s Department of Families, the number of people on EIA has been growing for ten year

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Liberals: Students Call for Pallister to Fulfill 2016 Promise on Early Childhood Education

Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA St. Boniface, Dougald Lamont says that the Pallister government needs to step up and fulfill its long-overdue promise to improve Child Care in Manitoba, including making sure that workers can earn enough to pay their bills.

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To the Nurses of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St. Boniface

Thank you again for standing up for yourselves and making your voices heard.

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The Biggest Threat to Manitoba Hydro is Brian Pallister

Pallister has a habit of picking fights in order to divert attention from some tire fire or crisis of his own making. He just cancelled a Hydro contract with the Manitoba Metis Federation which compensated them for Hydro facilities and being on their land

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Liberals: Call for Release of Report Showing High Lead Levels in Winnipeg’s North End

Manitoba Liberal Leader & MLA for St. Boniface, Dougald Lamont, is calling on the Province to release an unpublished report from 1988-89 that found levels of lead more than a hundred times higher than levels currently considered safe.

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