Uzoma Asagwara

NDP candidate in the Union Station Winnipeg race.

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As health-care overhaul winds down, median ER wait time hovers around 2 hours: WRHA

October 31, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ... "Now, it's time to re-shift and focus on stabilization," she said. "That's our key priority moving forward." Health-care update 'worrying': NDP Uzoma Asagwara, the Manitoba NDP's health critic, called the high wait times "an indictment" of Premier Brian Pallister's health-care overhaul. "Today's update...

Manitoba health-care spending near Canadian average

October 30, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - spending percentage increase in Canada this year at 1.2 per cent — less than half the national average growth forecast of 2.6 per cent. Uzoma Asagwara, the NDP's health critic, said such slow growth is "unacceptable." "Manitoba's population is growing and aging each year and families deserve a...

MLA Lindsey returns to provincial legislature

October 16, 2019

The Reminder - ...2019, no black person had ever been elected as a Manitoba MLA. Now, three black candidates were elected to provincial government – Moses and Uzoma Asagwara for the NDP and the PCs’ Audrey Gordon. MLAs with backgrounds from India and the Philippines were also elected, along with a higher-than-ever...

NDP call for safe injection site to prevent spread of HIV

October 10, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...use and addictions can get access to the services and resources they need in order to be (as) healthy and as safe as possible,” said NDP MLA Uzoma Asagwara, the party’s health critic. Asagwara said the PC government has failed to properly address the risks of intravenous drug use, an effort the MLA...

Perceptions of diversity in Winnipeg – The Uniter

October 10, 2019

The Uniter (UofW) - ...examples that highlight the irony behind these numbers. For an ever-so-diverse province, it took 150 years to elect the first Black MLAs: Uzoma Asagwara, Jamie Moses and Audrey Gordon. This win was a historic moment, not just for the Manitoba Legislature, but also for the 30,000 Black Canadians in...

Canadians with disabilities should be part of diversity discussion

October 10, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...MLA promptly blocked me. I guess I went too far in asking exactly what diversity means to the NDP. At the end of September, newly sworn-in NDP MLA Uzoma Asagwara (Union Station) boasted on Twitter about the diversity of the NDP caucus. Asagwara was right, of course — compared with Brian Pallister’s...

Injection drugs surpass sex for HIV transmission

October 9, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - critic Uzoma Asagwara, who worked as a psychiatric nurse and addictions specialist before becoming an MLA last month, emphasized the government should consider a safe consumption site for drug users as part of a harm-reduction approach. The report’s authors suggest the province take a...

Injection drug use top reason for new HIV cases in Manitoba: report

October 9, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...reduction. Premier Brian Pallister said Kinew is advocating for meth addicts to get drugs and his government won't open such a site. Health critic Uzoma Asagwara says the numbers are alarming. (Austin Grabish/CBC) After question period, NDP health critic Uzoma Asagwara called the numbers in the report...

MLA diversity improves, but more needed

October 4, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - among the most diverse in Manitoba history. The first three black MLAs ever elected in this province — Tory Audrey Gordon and New Democrats Uzoma Asagwara and Jamie Moses — now sit proudly in the legislature. Asagwara is also Manitoba’s first openly non-binary MLA. In journalism, it is often hard...

Vacancy rate rises to more than 1 in 4 jobs at St. Boniface ER

October 1, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...but the issue is most pronounced at St. Boniface. "The 25.8 per cent vacancy rate at St. Boniface is simply unacceptable," NDP health critic Uzoma Asagwara said after question period. "It doesn't serve families and all it does is further perpetuate harm happening to folks who are just trying to get...

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