NDP

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NDP

 

-- During a campaign stop in Brandon Saturday, NDP Leader Greg Selinger's fourth to Manitoba's second city, the NDP pledged a new ambulance with four full-time paramedics and more evening and weekend home-care services for Brandon.

 

-- While in Brandon, Selinger also promised a $25-million grant to help build 2,500 new private-sector rental housing units across the province. That would include 500 new rental units with rents below median levels and 1,000 new multi-family and seniors housing units in Winnipeg's suburbs, including Waverley West and Meadows West. It also includes 1,000 new units in downtown Winnipeg and Brandon using tax-increment financing.

 

-- While on a swing through Dauphin, Selinger announced $300,000 for a new recreation and skateboard park.

 

-- On Sunday, Selinger hosted a pump-up-the-troops campaign rally at the Park Theatre on Osborne Street.

 

PC

 

-- Leader Hugh McFadyen pledged to invest in an $8-million, 60,000-square-foot recreational complex in south Winnipeg. He made the promise at Judy Eastman's campaign office in Southdale, a riding the Tories are targeting. The multiplex would include two full-size ice rinks, a fitness centre and auditorium. The government would work with the community and city to determine its location, McFadyen said, hinting he would like to see it built east of the Red River.

The project would be funded through the PCs' Community Investment Fund, a five-year, $25-million commitment announced earlier in the campaign, McFadyen said.

 

-- McFadyen had few public events on Sunday, save a visit to a Sikh temple in Winnipeg.

 

LIBERAL

 

-- Liberal Leader Jon Gerrard promised Sunday to ban phosphorus in commercial dishwasher soap, create a set price for green energy and help employees get to work by greener means. He unveiled his eco-platform Sunday at his River Heights campaign office. He said a Liberal government would expand the existing ban on residential dishwashing soap with phosphorus to include soap used by restaurants and institutions. And Gerrard would create a feed-in tariff like the one in Ontario that sets the price at which Manitoba Hydro will buy wind, solar or other green power. Gerrard suggested a reasonable benchmark might be the price of power produced by the new Wuskwatim dam. The Liberals' plan also includes support for composting, carpooling and community gardens.