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PCs Must Reverse 28% Cuts to Inclusion Supports for Children with Autism

Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont, MLA for St. Boniface, said the Pallister Government must immediately restore funding that has been cut from “inclusion support” programs to help schools pay for trained workers caring for and teaching children with

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Friesen Must Resign or Be Fired for Failed Second Wave Response: Inquiry Needed

Manitoba Liberals are calling for Health, Seniors, and Active Living Minister Cameron Friesen to resign or be fired for the Pallister PCs disastrous mishandling of the Covid-19 second wave and undermining public health. 

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Manitoba Liberals Request Supreme Court Reference to Ensure Justice for Indigenous Children in Care

Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, Dougald Lamont, has written to the Federal Cabinet to ask them to consider referring two controversial sections in Manitoba’s budget to the Supreme Court to rule whether they are constitutional.

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Pallister PCs Launch RFP to Privatize Manitoba Parks 

Manitoba Liberals are condemning the Pallister PCs’ decision, along with Travel Manitoba, to issue a request for proposal on how to privatize and sell off Manitoba’s parks. 

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Manitoba Liberals Introduce Bill 200 to Crack Down on Scrap Metal Theft

Dougald Lamont, Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, introduced Bill 200 today - a bill to crack down on scrap metal theft by requiring recyclers to keep records of who sold them scrap metal and where it came from.

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Manitoba Liberals Launch “Strong Recovery” Anti-Austerity Coalition

Manitoba Liberals are launching an online campaign to build a “Strong Recovery Coalition,” calling on the Federal Government to provide better financing to provinces, municipalities and Indigenous governments, in exchange for a guarantee from participants

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Manitoba Liberals Introduce Latex Control bill to coincide with Latex Allergy Awareness Week

Today, Jon Gerrard, Manitoba Liberal Health Critic and MLA for River Heights, introduced a bill which will help improve the lives of individuals living with a Latex Allergy in Manitoba.  The bill will ban the sale and use of gloves containing latex as of

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Pandemic Throne Speech Shows Pallister PCs on Right-Wing Autopilot

The PCs Throne Speech pays lip service to the health and economic crisis caused by the Pandemic while reintroducing the same tired ideas. 

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New Municipal Board Overruled RM in Favour of Conservative Donors

he fact that the Pallister Government’s newly-created Municipal Board overruled the by-laws of the democratically elected RM of Rosser in favour of an applicant whose team has donated over $91,897.25 to the PC Party shows

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Manitoba Liberals Report: Clear Links Between Manitoba High Lead Levels and Crime Demand Action

Manitoba Liberals have released a major report on the serious effects of exposure to lead in order to spur governments to take the issue more seriously.

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Manitoba Liberals Call for Federal Review of Vivian Sands Project

Manitoba Liberals are asking the Federal Government to do a full environmental review alongside provincial reviews of the Vivian Sands project, a massive sand-mine project with untested technology being built over Manitoba’s largest aquifer.

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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

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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 have yet to deliver 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 — including a medical lab in Roblin, Manitoba.

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PCs Using Pandemic to Deny Access to Public Education, Just as Goertzen Promised

The Pallister PCs are using the pandemic to deny parents and students access to the public education, while misleading Manitobans about how much new money the government is putting into making schools safe.

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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

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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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

anitoba Liberals are calling on the Provincial and Federal Governments to act as quickly as possible to provide emergency disaster assistance to communities in Western

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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 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

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

I'm tired of hearing that these times are unprecedented. These are precedented times. We've had pandemics before. We had a pandemic here a hundred years ago.

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Video Shows Hygiene Concerns at Neepawa Hog Processing Plant

Manitoba Liberal Health Critic Jon Gerrard says a video and photo taken inside the Hylife hog processing plant in Neepawa raises concerns about the hygiene in the plant

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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

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Hydro E-Mails Show Pallister Deceitful on Hydro Layoffs

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

Manitoba Liberals say the Pallister government is making it nearly impossible for people on social assistance to get an extra benefit

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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

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Manitoba Liberals: Make Provincial Parks Free in 2020

Manitoba Liberals are calling on the Pallister Government to waive all admission fees for provincial parks for the remainder of 2020. 

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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

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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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Manitoba Liberals Call for Special Meeting of Public Accounts Committee to Investigate Pallister’s COVID Cuts 

Manitoba Liberals are calling for a Special Meeting of the Manitoba Legislature’s Public Accounts Committee, especially to ask officials questions about a

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Why is Manitoba’s Education Minister Praising Trump’s Anti-Public Education Secretary? 

Manitoba Liberals are questioning PC Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen’s praise of U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos,

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Keeping Universities and Colleges Open & Funded Essential to Pandemic Recovery

Keeping Universities and Colleges Open & Funded Essential to Pandemic Recovery  

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PCs $1.25-billion in Cuts Will Shrink Manitoba Economy by 2%

Manitoba Liberals say Brian Pallister’s panicky plan to cut $1.25-billion will leave deep scars on Manitoba’s economy and threaten the closure of two of Manitoba’s universities, the University of Winnipeg and Brandon University.

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PC's Letter Telling Municipalities to Lay Off Workers During Pandemic is Beyond Irresponsible

Manitoba Liberals say the Pallister Government's decision to suggest municipalities lay people off is beyond irresponsible. After public health, the single greatest priority for governments must be saving the economy and

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No Need for Cuts if Bank of Canada Steps up to Finance Provinces, Municipalities

Dougald Lamont, Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party and MLA for St. Boniface, says the Federal Government can avoid austerity and stabilize the economy by

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Dougald Lamont Addresses COVID-19 in the Manitoba Legislature

I want to thank everyone who's stepped up in this crisis. Merci à tout le monde dans notre système de santé, dans nos garderies, nos épiceries. 

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PCs Wrong to Withdraw Home Care Services Without Warning

Manitoba Liberals say the Pallister Government’s decision to pull back on home care services last Thursday is a mistake made worse by not communicating the decision to families.

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Call for Manitoba Government to Donate Unused iPads and Computers to Seniors in Isolation

Manitoba Liberals are calling on the Pallister Government to donate unused iPads, phones and computers to seniors in isolation so they can communicate with loved ones. 

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Those Responsible for COVID-19 Fiasco at HSC Must be Disciplined

Manitoba Liberals say the exposure of dozens of health care workers at Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre to COVID-19 was due to dangerous and misguided policies t

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PCs Must Suspend Cutting Off Services for Vulnerable Youth Who Age-Out

WINNIPEG - Manitoba Liberals say no one who is vulnerable should have their supports cut off during the pandemic

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Statement of Concern on Manitoba’s Pandemic Preparedness

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, Manitoba Liberals have been working hard to collect and share the distresses of our constituents and

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School Closure Leaves Many Questions Unanswered, Including Potential Layoffs and Childcare

Manitoba Liberals say the PCs announcement of school closures is just the latest announcement from the Pallister Government that has created more problems every time it tries to solve one. 

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More Half-Measures: PCs Ignoring Local Mental Health Providers

The Pallister Government is making a mistake by offering $4.5-million to an Ontario based HR company to provide mental health services to Manitobans instead of funding qualified mental health providers in Manitoba. 

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PCs Must Support ECE Centres and Workers NOW

Manitoba Liberals have written a public letter urging the provincial government to review its policies on Early Learning and Child Care. 

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PCs Must Shore Up Small Business Finances to Weather Pandemic 

With the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) survey showing that one in four Manitoba businesses could be insolvent within the month due to the Covid-19 shutdown,

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PCs Ban on 90-day Prescriptions Costing Manitobans Thousands

The Manitoba Liberals are calling on the Pallister Government to make immediate changes to the province’s ban on 90-day prescriptions

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Province Must Immediately Freeze Evictions During Pandemic 

Manitoba Liberals are calling on the Pallister Government to put an immediate freeze on evictions for the many Manitobans who are not going to be able to pay rent on April 1. 

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Pallister Wrong to Dump Child Care Crisis on Workers 

Manitoba Liberals say the Pallister Government’s emergency child care announcement makes things worse, not better, by expecting workers

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Pallister Budget Still Obsolete

Manitoba Liberals say the PCs budget calculations are based on extremely optimistic projections for revenue that don’t take into consideration the impacts of measures to combat pandemic COVID-19. 

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Manitoba Budget Obsolete: PCs Must Release Economic Update with Funding for Health, Businesses and Workers

Manitoba Liberals are calling, again, for the Pallister Government to deliver an economic update on what the province will do to invest in health care and provide

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PCs Must Release Economic Update

The Pallister Government needs to bring in an economic update to deal with the massive short-term disruption to Manitoba’s economy because of the Covid-19 pandemic response

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Manitoba Liberals Press PCs for Covid-19 Child Care Support Plan

anitoba Liberals say the Pallister government needs to provide a lot more details for parents and child care centers scrambling to deal with PCs decision to close schools

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Health Links Down: To Respond to Covid-19, PCs Must Ramp Up Health Hiring

Manitoba Liberals say that Health Links, the hotline the Pallister government has asked Manitobans to call if they have questions about Covid-19

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The Time for a Coronavirus Plan is Now

With new coronavirus cases emerging in South Korea, Italy and elsewhere around the world, , Manitoba Liberals say the Manitoba Government needs to show they are ready with a plan to ensure Manitobans stay as safe as possible in the likely case that the

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An Open Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Other Canadian Leaders

We are at a dangerous turning point in our country's history. Since the breakdown in talks between the BC NDP government and RCMP raiding the Wet'suwet'en, there has been an explosion of protest across Canada, including rail and other blockades.

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Manitoba Advocate Report Details Tragic Failures and Gaps in Mental Health

anitoba Liberals say the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth report into the death by suicide of a young man who was failed by multiple systems is a searing exposure of how the Pallister government

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PCs Squarely to Blame for Lake St. Martin + Lake Manitoba Outlet Delays

Premier Brian Pallister has no one but his own government to blame for delays to a $500-million Lake St. Martin flood mitigation project,

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Alternate Budget Priorities: Green Growth, Mental Health, Diabetes Prevention, Seniors and Strategic Infrastructure

In anticipation for the provincial budget, Manitoba Liberals met with Finance Minister Scott Fielding yesterday to discuss their priorities and concerns in this year’s budget. 

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Manitoba Liberals 2020 Budget Submission

Manitoba Liberals have been consistent in expressing our concerns and objections to the PC government’s ongoing cuts, freezes, and the liquidation of public assets.

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Do As Pallister Says, Not as He Does: PC’s “Wage Freeze Directive” is Pure Hypocrisy

The PCs “wage freeze directive” is a hypocritical and dangerous interference in the operation of institutions that should be independent, says Manitoba Liberal Leader

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We’ve Talked. It’s Time for Action on Mental Health

Dougald Lamont , Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, is calling on the Pallister government to act today and provide better mental health services for Manitobans that need it

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Dauphin Jail Closure Yet Another PC Assault on Rural Manitoba

The PCs decision to close the Dauphin Correctional Centre rather than build a new one is another example of the PCs taking rural Manitoba for granted

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No Excuses: PCs Must Proclaim Legislation Expanding Powers of Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth

Dougald Lamont, Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, says the PCs must stop making excuses and finalize legislation to expand the powers of the Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth.

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Manitoba Liberals: PCs Housing Sell-Off Driving Homelessness in Manitoba

The Pallister Government is driving homelessness in Manitoba by selling thousands of units of Manitoba Housing

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PCs Business-Only “Crime Summit” Ignores Property Crime, Murders

Dougald Lamont, MLA for St. Boniface and Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party, says the Pallister Government is shirking its responsibility on public safety by handing off responsibility for a promised “Crime Summit” to the Retail Council of Canada.

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PCs Must Reveal and Settle Workplace Grievances at HSC to Keep Workers, Patients Safe

The PC Government and Minister of Health need to be open and honest with Manitobans about the workplace grievances at the Health Sciences Centre

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Pallister Government Failing Manitobans on Justice as Winnipeg Marks 42nd Homicide

Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface Dougald Lamont said Brian Pallister and the PC Government haven’t been taking justice and community safety seriously in Manitoba

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Pallister and PCs Ignored Warnings for St. Boniface ER, expected Hospital to Provide Care for Free

The Pallister Government is still putting Manitobans at risk by ignoring its own experts’ recommendations on handling ER closures

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To Protect Citizens, Pallister Must Call an Inquiry into Police HQ & Other City Property Deals

The collapse of a criminal investigation into transactions around Winnipeg property deals is all the more reason for the Province to call a public inquiry, said

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Manitoba Liberals Offer State of the Province Rebuttal

Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface Dougald Lamont issued a rebuttal to the Premier’s “State of the Province” address,

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Manitoba Liberals Introduce Bill to Seek Two-Thirds Majority Approval for Election Finance Changes

Today, Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA St. Boniface Dougald Lamont introduced a bill that would require a two-thirds vote in the legislature to approve changes to the election financing act.

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Manitoba Liberals Call on Trudeau to Drop CFS Challenge

Dougald Lamont, MLA for St. Boniface and Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party has written to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to ask the Federal Government to respect the ruling of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal

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Manitoba Housing Wait List Explodes as PCs sell off 94 Properties

Manitoba Liberals say there is a growing crisis in homelessness in Winnipeg and across Manitoba as the wait list for Manitoba Housing continues to grow each month at an alarming rate.

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As Manitobans Sound Alarm, Pallister Hits Snooze

Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, Dougald Lamont, says this year’s Throne Speech from the Pallister Government is all about doing less or doing nothing, even as a series of emergencies unfold across the province.

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Manitoba Liberals Present Alternative Throne Speech

In the lead up to next week’s throne speech, Manitoba Liberals presented their alternate vision for Manitoba, focusing on children, better health, the environment, jobs and democracy.

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Plea Deal on Workplace Death Shows Manitoba is Failing Workers

Manitoba Liberals say that a plea deal for a company where a young worker was killed on the job shows that governments and courts aren’t doing enough to take workplace health and safety seriously. 

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Province Must Crack Down on Online Sales of Stolen Goods To Reduce Crime

Manitoba Liberals say the Pallister Government should regulate online marketplaces like Facebook, Kijiji, eBay and Craigslist

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Pallister Government MIA as Crime Rates Soar in Winnipeg and Manitoba

Dougald Lamont, Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, says the PC Government is missing in action as violence, property crime and thefts are surging across the province.

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Manitoba Liberals say PCs Must go Back to Drawing Board on Crown Lands Changes

Manitoba Liberals say the Pallister Government has to go back to the drawing board on changes to Crown Lands leases

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Manitoba Liberals Call for Province to Step Up on Disaster Assistance

Manitoba Liberals are asking the Provincial Government to immediately commit to financial disaster assistance for communities hit by the massive storm that has caused states of emergency across the province.  

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Manitoba Liberals Seek to Toughen up PCs Money-Laundering and Tax Avoidance Bill

Manitoba Liberals want the PCs to toughen up a bill on business ownership transparency that is supposed to help Manitoba meet its commitments under money laundering and tax avoidance laws. 

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Manitoba Liberals call for Outside Investigation, Inquest into Brandon Overdose Death

Manitoba Liberals call for Outside Investigation, Inquest into Brandon Overdose Death

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Manitoba Liberals Seeking to Change Definition of “Official Party Status”

We were duly elected by our constituents as Manitoba Liberals. We ran on a slate together.

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Manitoba Liberals Respond to Meth Task Force Report

This is an incredibly disappointing report. After a six month task force, we are no closer to a provincial plan

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Pallister Must Disclose What He Knows about Advisor’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct

The story in today's Winnipeg Free Press raises extremely disturbing allegations that must be addressed by the Premier, by the Leader of the NDP, and by the police. These go far beyond allegations of inappropriate or unacceptable workplace behaviour.

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Lifeflight Privatization putting Lives at Risk, Auditor General Should Investigate

Manitoba Liberals say the privatization of Manitoba’s Lifeflight air ambulance is putting Manitobans’ safety at risk and are formally requesting Manitoba’s Auditor General launch an investigation into the privatization.

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Manitoba Liberals Call on Pallister Government to Declare a Climate Crisis

The Manitoba Liberal Caucus and leader Dougald Lamont, MLA for St. Boniface, introduced a resolution in the Manitoba Legislature today to call on the Pallister Government to declare a climate crisis in Manitoba.

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Seven Oaks Nurses’ Letter is a “Cry for Help” against Pallister’s Dangerous Health Cuts

A letter from nurses at Seven Oaks General Hospital shows that the Pallister Government’s reckless cuts to the health care system are putting patients at risk, says Dougald Lamont, Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party and MLA for St. Boniface.

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Pallister Government Hiking Ambulance Transfer Fees

Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, Dougald Lamont says the Pallister government is doing a bait and switch on its promise to reduce ambulance fees because the government is hiking fees by $250 or more on ambulance rides that used to be free

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Manitoba Liberals File Complaint with Ombudsman as PCs Shut Down Freedom of Information Requests

Dougald Lamont, MLA for St. Boniface and Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party, says his caucus has had to file a complaint with the Provincial Ombudsman because the Pallister Government is ignoring Manitoba’s Freedom of Information law.

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Manitoba Liberals Call on Province to Cover Cancer Treatment

Manitoba Liberals are calling on the province to immediately cover the cost of Fulvestrant, a costly cancer treatment drug that some Manitobans are being forced to pay for out of their own pocket.

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Manitoba Liberals Release Bold Climate Plan for Green Growth and Renewal

Manitoba Liberals launched their plan for Green Growth & Renewal, a plan they say will put the province at the forefront of fighting climate change. It will create good jobs by using technology and nature to bring Manitoba’s emissions into balance by 2030

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Manitoba Liberals Will Seek Intervener Status in PC Carbon Tax Lawsuit

Dougald Lamont, Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party and MLA for St. Boniface says that if the Pallister government proceeds with its misguided lawsuit against the Federal carbon tax, Liberals will seek intervener status

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Manitoba Liberals Call on Trudeau Government to Restore Weapon X Program, Locate Alpha Flight in Manitoba

Dougald Lamont, Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party and MLA for St. Boniface called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to increase defence spending in the province by relaunching the Weapon X program

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PCs Using Phony Data to Close Centre Used by nearly 10,000 Educators

Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, Dougald Lamont, says the Pallister Government is using phony numbers to justify closing the Manitoba Curriculum Support Centre (MCSC) - an educational resource. The government’s own documents show nearly 1

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Untendered $7.7-million Contract Went to PC Donors

Manitoba Liberals say Premier Pallister’s recently announced “ethical procurement plan” is meaningless, given that Manitoba Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler granted $11.2-million in untendered contracts - including one for $7.7-million to a company who

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Pallister is playing a Dangerous Political Game with Manitoba’s Economy

Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, Dougald Lamont says the Pallister government’s decision to cut the PST is reckless and will blow a $300-million hole in the province’s budget.

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Small-Town Residents See Property Taxes Double Under Pallister’s Tax Change

A major change by the Pallister Government to Manitoba’s Education Property Tax Credit (EPTC) has resulted in huge increases in property taxes for some residents in smaller communities.

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Pallister Government Divorced from Reality on Budget

Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, Dougald Lamont says the Pallister Government is grossly misleading Manitobans about the province’s finances, services and economy with the release of its Third Quarter Report for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

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Pallister Cheats Manitobans out of $1.1 Billion Dollars in Federal Funds

Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, Dougald Lamont says the Pallister government has left an incredible $1.1-billion dollars in Federal funding on the table, including more than half a billion dollars for transit infrastructur

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Pallister cuts $100 million from Child and Family Services Agencies

Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface Dougald Lamont says that under the guise of new reform, the Pallister Government is cutting $100-million from funding for children in care.

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“Strongly Negative”: Liberals Call Out Pallister’s Risky Plan to Drive Experts out of Manitoba Health

Manitoba will be the only province with no Mental Health or Addictions Branch in government if the Pallister Government goes ahead with a reorganization of Manitoba Health that will purge the department of experts in actually delivering health c

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PCs Must Review All Foster Parents After Authorities Left Children to be Abused

Manitoba Liberals are calling for the PC Government to review all foster parents after child welfare authorities left two girls in the custody of a foster father who allegedly has a history of sexually exploiting children in his care.

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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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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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Wait Times for Addictions Treatment Rising as Pallister Sticks to Cuts Instead of Treatment

New freedom of information (FIPPA) data show wait times for addictions treatment are still going up, while the Pallister government is spending millions of dollars less than promised on addictions.

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Pallister Government Still Taking Babies into Care at a Rate of One a Day – Just As the NDP Did

The Pallister Government is still taking newborn babies into the care of Child and Family Services at the rate of a baby a day, just as the former NDP government did, said Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, Dougald Lamont.

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LIBERALS: 80 Year-old Man Faced 60-Hour Emergency Department Wait, 5+ Months for Diagnosis

Manitoba Liberals are questioning health care delays faced by 80-year-old George Myer, who spent 60 hours waiting in Seven Oaks Emergency after Christmas and has been waiting months for a biopsy and diagnosis for a spot on his lung first detected in Septe

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Lamont, Manitoba Liberals Propose Federal Action to Protect Children in Care from Sexual Exploitation

OTTAWA - Manitoba Liberal Party leader Dougald Lamont & MLA for St. Boniface met with Federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould Wednesday to ask the Federal Government to enhance the criminal code in order to protect children in the care of CFS from b

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Liberals Call for All-Party Support to Pass Bill 5 Before the Holiday Season

Manitoba Liberals have called for all-party support to pass Bill 5 – The Mental Health Amendment Act and Personal Health Information act - before the house rises on Thursday, December 6th

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Liberals: Manitoba Government Must Investigate Health Impacts on Children in Lead-Contaminated Areas

Manitoba Liberals say the Manitoba Government needs to move beyond soil and air testing in areas known to be contaminated by lead and other heavy metals to ensure that the health and safety of children and families are not being affected.

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Liberals: Manitoba Government Must Cover Cost of Life-Saving HIV Medication

In the lead up to World AIDS Day on December 1, Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface Dougald Lamont says Manitoba needs to join Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia in covering the cost of the highly effective HIV treatment medication kn

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Manitoba Liberals Throne Speech Response: Pallister Recycling Promises

The Pallister government’s latest Throne Speech offers little in the way of concrete action. Instead, the government is recycling a lot of promises that have been made multiple times an

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OUT IN FRONT: MANITOBA LIBERALS ALTERNATIVE THRONE SPEECH

Manitoba Liberals believe that we need to get out in front of the many issues facing our province.

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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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One Year Later, Still No Action on Lead from Squires

It’s been one year since the Pallister government failed to alert residents of high lead levels in schoolyards in Point Douglas and other Winnipeg neighbourhood’s – and the government continues to fail residents by not providing better testing and a clean

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Pallister Cuts Fifty Percent of Staff from Youth Addictions Program

In the last few months, the Pallister government has eliminated fifty percent of the clinical staff at the Addiction Foundation of Manitoba (AFM’s) Compass Youth Program in Portage la Prairie.

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Province Must Declare Public Health Emergency to Deal with Meth Crisis

Manitoba has seen an explosion of crystal meth use across the province and we need the Pallister government to address the crisis immediately, said Dougald Lamont, Manitoba Liberal Leader & MLA for St. Boniface.

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Liberals: Pallister’s Cuts to Health are Putting Newborns at Risk

Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, Dougald Lamont, says a newly released letter from nurses at St. Boniface Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit is proof that the Pallister government’s $146-million in cuts to health care are putting new

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CFS Report Makes Strides, but Skips Claw Back from Children in Care

Manitoba Liberals say that while a new report on children in care of Child and Family Services makes important recommendations, it is missing one critical recommendation - that the Province of Manitoba stop taking money intended for children in care.

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Three Strikes: Pallister Must Fire Squires

Manitoba Liberal Leader and MLA for St. Boniface, Dougald Lamont, is calling for Premier Pallister to fire Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires after she withheld information from the public in three critical reports.

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Pallister Government is Ignoring Meth Crisis: Immediate Action is Needed to Save Lives  

Manitoba Liberals are calling for immediate action by the Pallister Government, and the Health Minister, in particular, to deal with what is a genuine crisis in methamphetamine addiction that is killing Manitobans, putting people on the frontline at risk,

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