Manitoba Liberals Call for Referendum on Pallisterís Education Plan, Bill 64

April 1, 2021

Treaty 1 Territory, Homeland of the Métis Nation, Winnipeg, MB - Manitoba Liberals have written to Premier Brian Pallister and Opposition Leader Wab Kinew asking for a referendum to let Manitobans decide whether the PC Government's Bill 64 should become law or not.

Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont, MLA for St. Boniface, said Manitobans deserve to have a vote on the bill since it promises massive changes that weren't part of the PCs 2019 Platform.

"The NDP and the PCs have both said that there should be a referendum for taxes, or selling off Hydro or MPI," said Lamont. "The changes the PCs are proposing is way bigger than all of that, and for a change this big, we believe Manitobans should have a say."

The letter also asked for all-party agreement to fast-track referendum legislation to ensure it can be run properly. Once the referendum legislation is passed, planning for the legislation can begin.

"We have been flooded with calls and e-mails from people across Manitoba who are concerned about how Bill 64 will affect their children, their schools, and communities," said Cindy Lamoureux, Manitoba Liberal Education Critic. "Manitobans need to have their say."

The Manitoba Liberals have also launched a petition site for people who want a referendum.



1. Letter Calling for Referendum on Bill 64


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