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Manitoba schools to stay closed longer due to COVID-19 concerns

March 31, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - ...said, but some workers such as educational assistants will be redirected to help Grade 12 students finish their year. Opposition NDP Leader Wab Kinew said the Progressive Conservative government should guarantee all jobs. "Every person who works in a school or child-care centre plays a role in...

SCHOOL’S OUT: Manitoba suspends K-12 classes indefinitely

March 31, 2020

Winnipeg Sun - ...divisions. Alberta had also previously shut down their schools for the year and a few days ago announced mass layoffs. NDP opposition leader Wab Kinew in a statement called on the province to promise similar action would not take place. Manitoba Teachers Society President James Bradford said he...

Premier wants federal government to create agency to save provinces on borrowing costs

March 26, 2020

Thompson Citizen - ...problems,” Pallister said. “The reality is our economies have slowed down because people have to stay away from work.” Manitoba NDP leader Wab Kinew said in emailed statement that Pallister should be making sure Manitobans have the health care resources and other supports necessary to cope with...

With rainy-day fund expected to dry up, Manitoba premier calls for emergency federal credit agency

March 26, 2020

CBC Manitoba - ...possible to get Manitobans the supports they need first and worry about sorting out the details with the federal government later," NDP Leader Wab Kinew said in a statement. Pallister spent his first term trying to whittle away at Manitoba's budget deficit, which was approaching $1 billion before...

Province announces measures to protect renters amid COVID-19 outbreak

March 24, 2020

Winnipeg Sun - ...take place. The measures are intended to prevent evictions due to financial circumstances beyond the control of the renter. NDP Opposition Leader Wab Kinew said he is encouraged by the announcement but there is more work that needs to be done. The NDP on Monday put out a release calling for these steps...

Legislature losing status as deliberative forum

March 21, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - ...further delay. On the scheduled budget day, NDP MLAs raised numerous points of privilege, some of which were contrived. According to NDP Leader Wab Kinew, his party was not seeking to delay the budget; they even offered to have the budget documents tabled immediately while dispensing with the...

Manitoba legislature suspended indefinitely over COVID-19 concerns

March 20, 2020

CBC Manitoba -, … as the Parliament has done and as other provinces have done, to suspend the sitting of the legislature at this point in time." NDP Leader Wab Kinew supports the move. "From our perspective, our staff, the other people who work in the building here, they deserve the chance to practice social...

Manitoba government cuts some taxes, sets money aside for emergencies

March 20, 2020

The Graphic Leader - for a recession because of the impact COVID-19, so we have to be realistic about that,” Premier Brian Pallister said. Opposition NDP Leader Wab Kinew said the budget contains little help for people facing temporary layoffs or having to go on sick leave because of the pandemic. “Some people are...

Delay tactics part of opposition’s role

March 20, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - ...program. "We’re not going to let the government sneak a bunch of measures through while people are paying attention to other things," NDP Leader Wab Kinew said. For its part, the Pallister government was more than a little ticked off that it was not able to use its legislative majority to introduce...

L’opposition condamne le budget provincial, le qualifiant d’« inadéquat » pour la COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...dans la réserve pour les dépenses d'urgence. Toutes ces mesures sont insuffisantes, estime le chef de l'opposition officielle néo-démocrate, Wab Kinew. Le financement du système de santé pour faire face à la COVID-19 est insuffisant. Si on prend en compte l'inflation et l'accroissement de la...

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