Issues to keep focused on in this session
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This article was published 13/04/2022 (415 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
As I returned to the legislature alongside my colleagues for our spring sitting, I wanted to provide a brief update on the key issues my NDP colleagues are focused on now and in the months to come.
We’re going to continue fighting for better quality healthcare services for Manitobans. Progressive Conservative cuts to our health-care system have left our health-care workers exhausted and the system at a breaking point. Patients continue to be transferred hundreds of kilometres away from their homes in order to receive medical care.
At the beginning of April, over 160,000 Manitobans continue to face challenges as they wait to receive the diagnostic tests and surgeries they need. This is absolutely unacceptable. Manitobans deserve better, and I’ll continue working to hold the PC government to account for these and other healthcare-related failures that we have seen.
We will never forget that our health-care system became overloaded and 57 critical-care patients were flown out of province. During that dark moment, Krystal Mousseau, a 31-year old mother of two, died during an attempt to transfer her out of province to Ontario. She died on May 25, 2021.
Since that time, a critical incident investigation has revealed problems that led to her death. Despite this, the province has denied her family’s call for a public inquiry. Only with accountability for government’s decisions can we fully understand how to protect the lives of Manitobans in a future crisis. Everyone should have confidence in their healthcare system and that their government will learn from these mistakes.
My colleagues and I will also continue to advocate for the issues that matter to St. Vital families. Things such as making the needed investments to strengthen our public education system, especially in early childhood learning. We’re also fighting to make life more affordable for everyone and to keep Manitoba Hydro public and Hydro rates low. We also need fair support that helps workers and small businesses in St. Vital and across Manitoba.
Lastly, this year we are proud to once again host free tax services for seniors & low-income individuals in St. Vital — if interested please feel free to get in touch with my office by email at email@example.com or by phone at 204-219-5407.
St. Vital constituency report
Jamie Moses is the NDP MLA for St. Vital.