Fighting PC cuts as session resumes


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I’m proud to be back in the Legislature this month alongside my Manitoba NDP caucus colleagues. I continue working to represent the best interest of St. Vital constituency and fight the Progressive Conservatives’ privatization agenda on behalf of all Manitobans. Every day I hear from constituents and neighbours in St. Vital who are struggling in one way or the other.

Over the past few months, I have been meeting with seniors and residents in St. Vital to listen to their concerns and hopes for the future of our neighbourhood. They’ve shared with me how they have been impacted by the ever-increasing wait times in emergency rooms and how long they’ve been waiting for their surgery or their diagnostic tests. Seniors are concerned about staff shortages in our healthcare system and know that Manitobans deserve better.

Sadly, under the Pallister-Stefanson government, seniors must travel longer to clinics for bloodwork as a result of this PC government’s healthcare cuts. Residents across southeast Winnipeg remember the closure of the QuickCare clinic and Victoria Hospital ER, which has made it harder to access health care close to home.

Winnipeg Free Press file photo

The emergency room at Victoria General Hospital was closed in October 2017.

Families feel the cuts in education as classrooms are getting bigger and support services are becoming harder to find. While we commend and thank our hard-working educators, we know that they are being forced to make very difficult decisions because the PC government’s funding has not kept up with inflation or student population growth.

Unfortunately, this year’s provincial budget fails to address many of these concerns. We don’t see investments being made that would allow for a meaningful plan to improve our health-care system, surgical wait times, or access to health-care services. On top of that, the budget fails to address childhood poverty, fails to address the climate crisis, fails to make life more affordable for renters, and fails to increase classroom supports.

I alongside my Manitoba NDP colleagues will continue to advocate for the issues that matter most to you. Our team will keep working to make Manitoba better for all of us. As usual, we will continue to host our annual free tax clinics for seniors & low-income constituents through the CRA’s Community Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Program – please contact my office for more information. If you have other questions or concerns, feel free to get in touch with me by email at or by phone at 204-219-5407

Jamie Moses

Jamie Moses
St. Vital constituency report

Jamie Moses is the NDP MLA for St. Vital.

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