NDP demands PCs withdraw harmful bills
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This article was published 15/10/2021 (592 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Manitobans have faced many adversities and made many sacrifices to protect their friends, families, and communities.
Families in Union Station want a government that is committed to strengthening health care and education, all while keeping life affordable. But the PC government wants to make the lives of Manitobans even harder. Putting money ahead of people by making life more expensive is absolutely unacceptable.
The Manitoba NDP and I have been hard at work fighting against the Progressive Conservative government’s harmful agenda. From listening to Manitobans, our NDP caucus understands that Manitobans need support, and we are fighting for you. In the last legislative session, we delayed five harmful bills that were put forward by the PC government, including Bill 64.
The government has let down families in Union Station for years but especially during this pandemic. By delaying the bills, the NDP forced the PCs to back down from plans that would hurt the education of kids, raise Hydro rates, not support workers and make life harder for working families in Union Station and beyond.
The Manitoba NDP delayed Bill 35, to keep Hydro bills low as the PC government tried to raise Hydro bills for a second time. We also delayed Bill 16, keeping the fundamental rights of workers safe; Bill 57, which would undermine the rights of Manitobans to peacefully protest and was an attack on Indigenous activists. Lastl, we delayed Bill 40, whichwould put the health of communities at risk.
The NDP returned to the legislature on Oct. 6 to make sure these five bills were withdrawn because the constituents of Union Station deserve better — Manitobans deserve better.
Together, Manitobans effectively saw these bills thrown out — but the fight is not over.
In this legislative session, it is clear that although Brian Pallister is no longer the premier, the harmful impacts of his leadership will continue as long as the PCs are in power. No matter who sits in the premier’s seat, Pallister’s legislative agenda continues. Manitobans deserve better and the NDP will always fight for what is right.
I am glad to be back in the legislature this month, holding this government accountable on behalf of all constituents in Union Station.
If you would like to contact me, my constituency office is located at Unit 1-331 Smith St. You can also call 204-306-8581, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Uzoma Asagwara is the NDP MLA for Union Station.