All three major parties have been busy making near-daily promises as the Manitoba election campaign heads into Week 2.
Here's a roundup of the pledges each candidate made on Monday.
Posted: 19/08/2019 4:55 PM
Manitoba's Progressive Conservatives would invest $10 million to improve downtown safety in Winnipeg if re-elected to provincial government, a move the NDP says doesn't address the root causes of addictions and mental health issues that are contributing to a spike in urban crime.
The Tories would look at a raft of measures that have worked in other cities, which could include more foot patrols, surveillance cameras and better lighting to reduce crime. They would instruct the Manitoba Police Commission to study the Minneapolis downtown safety model and provide recommendations on best practices within 60 days of the Sept. 10 election.
Posted: 19/08/2019 4:59 PM
If voted into power this September, the Manitoba Liberals would add enough child-care spaces to eliminate the provincial wait list, a queue which currently runs about 16,000 spots deep.
"Many parents face waiting lists for child-care so long they'd need to put a name on the list before their child is born," Liberal leader Dougald Lamont said Monday at Sunny Mountain Day Care on Main Street. "We are providing a solution that neither the PCs nor the NDP are providing," he added.
Posted: 19/08/2019 6:02 PM
Wab Kinew says, if he becomes premier, he would name a minister responsible for mental health and addictions, underscoring the importance the NDP places on these issues.
On Monday, the Manitoba NDP leader broadened his platform for dealing with the meth problem, while promising a new program to combat alcohol addiction.