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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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