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Bernadette Smith - Point Douglas
1. Why did you decide to run in the Manitoba election?
I ran to be the MLA for Point Douglas to inspire others who came or found themselves stuck in poverty to aspire to be their best selves. I wanted to be the change we wish to see in the world and I truly believe that we all can make a difference.
2. Why should a voter consider electing you to represent them?
I have worked hard to represent the amazing people of Point Douglas and to bring their voices to the Manitoba Legislature since being elected in 2017. I have stood up and been a voice for the issues that matter most most to people in Point Douglas. I will always remember where I came from and who it is that I am representing, which is families in the incredible community of Point Douglas.
3. What key issue(s) / topic(s) will you stand for in your role as MLA, and why are these important to you?
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July 20, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - ...email. "Many people are going to lose their lives because of the non-action of this government," added NDP critic for mental health and addictions Bernadette Smith, who accused the Progressive Conservative government of stalling. Between January and December 2020, 372 people in Manitoba died from overdose —...
July 19, 2021
Winnipeg Sun - ...under Medicare. People need rapid access to addictions treatments. Manitobans need treatment now, not another round of bureaucratic reshuffling.” Bernadette Smith, NDP Critic for Mental Health and Addictions also said the Tories are dragging their feet. “(This) announcement is another blow to families who...
July 17, 2021
Winnipeg Sun - ...case. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content As an NDP MLA, Bernadette Smith has spent years fighting and advocating for missing and murdered Indigenous women and their families, but has also fought her own personal battle,...
July 16, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - ...them, helping to free up resources in our emergency departments where individuals in crisis often present themselves." NDP mental health critic Bernadette Smith said the funding will help, but it doesn’t make up for health-care cuts. "We know that the pandemic has dramatically increased the need for...
May 31, 2021
Winnipeg Sun - ...for a combined 246 hours between January and February of this year or about two hours a day at each site. NDP mental health and addictions critic Bernadette Smith said this does not meet the need for immediate and accessible care. “The moment a Manitoban struggling with addictions makes the decision to seek...
May 31, 2021
CBC Manitoba - ...and if supports miss that window its more likely a person will fall back into the cycle of addiction," NDP mental health and addictions critic Bernadette Smith said in a statement. Dr. Erin Knight, medical co-lead of the walk-in clinics, said the locations provide Manitobans with same-day care, or in...
May 30, 2021
The Graphic Leader - ...survive until they can get treatment. Many of the overdoses, she said, are due to fentanyl-laced drugs. NDP Critic for Mental Health and Addictions Bernadette Smith wants to see more investment in detox beds but also in long-term treatment beds for upwards of six months. She said treatment is not accessible for...
May 26, 2021
Winnipeg Sun - ...survive until they can get treatment. Many of the overdoses, she said, are due to fentanyl-laced drugs. NDP Critic for Mental Health and Addictions Bernadette Smith wants to see more investment in detox beds but also in long-term treatment beds for upwards of six months. She said treatment is not accessible for...
April 1, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - ...November, the text was only distributed last week, an intolerable practice by the current government. After the introduction of the bill, NDP MLA Bernadette Smith and Liberal MLA Jon Gerrard pressed Gordon on whether the government had consulted with First Nations about Bill 56. These thoughtful critiques made...
January 31, 2020
ChrisD - ...by the Progressive Conservative government is a step in the right direction but could have happened sooner, said Opposition NDP legislature member Bernadette Smith. Her private member’s bill to end birth alerts, introduced last May, was defeated. She said eradicating the practice has been important to her...