Stefanson’s track record offers no hope of change


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This article was published 05/11/2021 (571 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

On Oct. 30, Progressive Conservative party members elected a new leader and the first female premier in Manitoba — Heather Stefanson.

While history was made in our province, there is nothing new about Premier Heather Stefanson. She may claim that her political agenda is nothing like that of former premier Brian Pallister but, in fact, she is not far removed from Pallister’s disreputable legacy.  When she was health minister and Pallister’s deputy-premier, Heather Stefanson’s cuts eroded our health-care system and left Manitobans struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alongside Pallister, she made decisions that continue to devastate Manitoba families and communities. Her decisions as health minister during the third wave of the pandemic led to sending our sickest patients out of province. She went missing in action when Manitobans needed her leadership the most and she won’t stand up for Manitobans now.

As deputy-premier, Stefanson was Pallister’s partner every step of the way. This is a strong indication of what the next two years will look like under our new premier. The political agenda will be the same. 

How can Manitobans trust Premier Stefanson when she has proven herself to be incapable of standing up for Manitobans when they needed her the most for the last five years?

It is no secret that the PC government has been fraught with controversy over the last few months and lacks transparency and integrity. The selection of Stefanson as leader is being questioned in court by her opponent. Thousands of party members claim they did not receive their ballots in time to cast their votes. If the PCs can’t even organize a fair leadership race, how can they be expected to govern our province?

Manitobans deserve more from this government and we will continue to hold the PC government to account — no matter who sits in the premier’s chair.

As always, contact my office by calling 204-415-7621 or emailing

Our new constituency office is 3-350 Keewatin St.


Diljeet Brar

Diljeet Brar
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Diljeet Brar is the NDP MLA for Burrows.

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