Tuxedo constituency report
Heather Stefanson is the PC MLA for Tuxedo and premier of Manitoba.
Recent articles of Heather Stefanson
Affordability package will help Manitobans2 minute read Preview Wednesday, Sep. 7, 2022
All over the world, life has been getting more expensive. Inflation, the war in Ukraine, and supply chain challenges have made it harder for families to afford gas, groceries, and other needed goods.
Health-care investments mean we can stop waiting2 minute read Preview Wednesday, Jul. 27, 2022
Over the last two years, the global pandemic created challenges in the Canadian health-care system, including significant surgical and diagnostic backlogs across the country. These backlogs hurt Canadian families in every province in Canada. While this may not be unique to Manitoba, our government is taking strong action to address it.
Increasing nursing seats and support for IENs2 minute read Preview Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021
I hope this finds everyone staying safe, staying well and staying cool!
I was very pleased to be part of the July 8 announcement of plans to add close to 400 new nursing education seats across the province. We are launching a new initiative that will provide financial and process support for internationally educated nurses (IENs) looking to become licensed in Manitoba. This endeavour will be very beneficial for the constituents of Tuxedo and across Manitoba.
There are currently more than 800 nursing seats in Manitoba offered at six publicly funded post-secondary institutions across the province. Our plans are to create close to 400 new seats over the next few years, starting with intake as early as 2021-22. We will be working with post-secondary institutions to identify what steps are necessary to ensure they can increase their seat capacity in a sustainable way.
We are also launching a separate initiative to help provide IENs already in Manitoba with financial assistance for assessment and training costs to support their goal of working in the nursing field. We will be providing up to $23,000 per IEN to help cover a variety of costs to obtain licensure in Manitoba including funding for clinical competence assessments and bridge training, as well as other related expenses such as living allowance, transportation and childcare. Supports will be tailored to each individual’s needs.
Thank you for all you’ve done this year3 minute read Preview Friday, Dec. 4, 2020
Today I would like to take the opportunity to extend a thank you to all of my constituents and to all Manitobans.
This has been a year like no other in our lifetime. While the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting our daily routines with changes here at home and around the globe, it is comforting to know that amid the uncertainty there are still moments of strength and hope that showcase the resilience which people share in times like these.
Over the past few months, I have heard from constituents who shared very inspiring stories, such as good Samaritans offering help to our seniors and the most vulnerable in our community. I am proud of my constituents and all Manitobans who had made sacrifices in order to make the best of very difficult times and life challenges.
We have all had to adapt. I have witnessed the efforts on a community level, neighbours helping neighbours and extending their support beyond that for the greater good of the province. People helping people, they are reaching out in so many ways.
Examples of positivity in the midst of crisis3 minute read Preview Monday, Apr. 27, 2020
Staying positive in the face of a challenge is what Manitobans do best. In fact, we’re seeing examples of positivity right here in the Tuxedo riding.
I’ve had many residents reach out to my constituency office with questions about how they can help out and make a difference as we face this challenge together.
In response to COVID-19, our government launched Help Next Door MB. It’s a website and an app where people who need help, and people who are willing to help can connect with each other.
If you are a volunteer ready to provide your support or someone who needs a helping hand through these difficult times, this platform can connect you. Visit HelpNextDoorMB.ca to learn more.