Uzoma Asagwara

NDP candidate in the Union Station Winnipeg race.

Uzoma can be reached on social media, at uzoma.asagwara@mbndp.ca, or by calling 204-891-1461.

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WRHA performance better than average: CIHI report

November 27, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...average wait time rose from 3.2 hours to 3.9 hours. In 2014-15 the WRHA had an average wait time of 5.7 hours. Still, NDP Health Critic MLA Uzoma Asagwara was concerned by the rise in wait times overall when compared to last year. “That’s disappointing and certainly concerning for those who are...

WRHA sees healthy signs in data

November 27, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...area of strength for Manitoba," he said, later acknowledging targets are set and will be met for every metric tracked by CIHI. NDP health critic Uzoma Asagwara said Manitoba would do well to focus on its own backyard, rather than comparing itself with Canadian averages. "Focus on having the absolute best...

Province urged to adopt gender-neutral ID option

November 22, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...sex designation or removal of the sex designation field altogether. Charlie Eau and Chance Dupuis were at the legislature Friday to watch NDP MLA Uzoma Asagwara (Union Station) table one of the party's private member's bills for a third time. Having the provincial government adopt gender-neutral...

NDP MLA introduces bill to allow gender-neutral government issued ID

November 22, 2019

CTV - ...-- An NDP MLA introduced a bill in the house Friday to allow for gender-neutral government issued identification, like birth certificates. Uzoma Asagwara is the MLA for Union Station and introduced the bill, which will amend The Vital Statistics Act, and give people the option to select a...

Bill would make ‘X’ an option on government IDs

November 22, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...pre-dated Canada,” Dupuis said. “To be two-spirit is to recognize that we’re here and we’re thriving.” The bill was presented by NDP MLA Uzoma Asagwara (Uniondale). She said, in addition to meeting the human rights ruling, passing this bill would bring Manitoba in line with other provinces and...

Transgender Day of Remembrance honours those who have died and looks towards a more tolerant future

November 22, 2019

Thompson Citizen - ...Conservative Premier Brian Pallister Nov. 22 to take action to allow for gender-neutral government-issued identification. NDP Union Station MLA Uzoma Asagwara introduced a bill in the legislature to amend the Vital Statistics Act to give people the option of changing the male or female designation on their...

NDP, Tories continue to spar over health care spending

November 20, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...the reforms they made to health care in Manitoba, specifically the amalgamation of six emergency rooms to three in Winnipeg. The NDP Health Critic Uzoma Asagwara (Union Station) challenged the cuts to frontline services during question period at the Manitoba Legislature on Wednesday, pointing to Winnipeg...

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 - ...health 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...

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