Uzoma Asagwara

NDP candidate in the Union Station Winnipeg race.

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Non-binary option on Manitoba birth certificates after human rights ruling

April 27, 2020

Winnipeg Sun - select a non-binary option, in addition to male or female, when applying for a change of sex designation under The Vital Statistics Act. NDP MLA Uzoma Asagwara (Union Station) put forward a private members bill in late November seeking to legislate these changes. Asagwara said it has been a long time...

Coronavirus preparations on health critics’ minds as MLAs head back to work

March 4, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - ...for the eventual appearance of coronavirus cases. "Manitobans want to know if our hospitals are ready if infections arise," said NDP health critic Uzoma Asagwara. "We are concerned if our system will be handle a surge in patients presenting to the ER with COVID-19." Asagwara (Union Station) said there's an...

International Women’s Day — 2020 events

March 2, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Women’s Day: Connecting, Storytelling and Laughter 6:30 to 10 p.m. TableSpace Coworking (196 Osborne St.) Hosted by Nahanni Fontaine and Uzoma Asagwara, this event offers a space for all self-identifying women, femme, gender non-conforming and non-binary people to gather together. Comedian Mayran...

Celebrating Manitoba stories brings Black History Month to life

February 29, 2020

CBC Manitoba - ...are only preserved artifacts from ages ago. It has really reinvigorated me. I didn't have to look far to find black history in the making. Uzoma Asagwara, left, Dione Haynes and Ismaila Alfa, right, chat backstage at the Good Will Social Club. (Donna Carreiro/CBC) Marcus Chambers is Winnipeg's first...

Election mudslinging – The Uniter

February 27, 2020

The Uniter (UofW) - ...donation was ever made to any political party by either Okemow or the UWSA. There is evidence suggesting that Okemow may have volunteered for MLA Uzoma Asagwara’s campaign for the NDP nomination for the riding of Union Station. While that volunteer work may have violated the UWSA’s conflict of interest...

Critics trigger alarm on ambulance service

February 11, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - for additional resources, including ambulance units and staff was in 2011, a city spokesperson said. Opposition health critic and NDP MLA Uzoma Asagwara called the minister’s tweet misleading and an attempt to distract from Winnipeg emergency rooms closures. "We’ve heard directly from first...

New rules being introduced to handle physician billing disputes

January 25, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - ...$7,000 was found to be an overpayment, Friesen said in his press release, adding there is a need for better checks and balances. NDP health critic Uzoma Asagwara countered that while the announcement is good news for the province’s doctors, the provincial government shouldn’t get much credit. "The...

‘Alarming’ spike in syphilis cases raises call for more treatment options

January 23, 2020

Winnipeg Sun - ...can do that outreach that’s needed to make sure that folks have the education, that they have access to treatment,” said NDP Health Critic Uzoma Asagwara. By contrast, Health Minister Cameron Friesen noted Manitoba has added some testing, outreach and harm reduction investments since the problem...

With Winnipeg hospitals crammed, NDP blames dwindling number of ICU beds for patient crunch

January 8, 2020

CBC Manitoba - ...then, the WRHA is working diligently to staff the vacant ICU beds, primarily with nurses, Kaminski said. Specialized care needed NDP health critic Uzoma Asagwara doesn't buy the explanation that other types of beds are making up for previous ICU beds. "The kinds of patients that are in those beds … those...

Bill limiting nurses’ mandatory OT unlikely to pass

December 4, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...hours,” Asagwara said, emphasizing the province needs to hire more nurses rather than mandate overtime for existing ones. The bill by NDP MLA Uzoma Asagwara, a former psychiatric nurse, seeks to limit use of mandatory overtime and make sure nurses aren’t obligated to take on extra hours in non-urgent...

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