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On October 1st, Manitoba's minimum wage was frozen. Pallister's Conservatives have refused to raise it and are siding with big business and corporations over low-income families.

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Job Posting: Convention Coordinator/Organizer

JOB TITLE: Convention Coordinator/Organizer - Manitoba NDP

JOB SUMMARY

The successful candidate, under the direction of the Provincial Secretary, will be responsible for implementing,
coordinating and monitoring all logistics for the 2017 Manitoba NDP Policy Convention (March 17-19, 2017).

This includes, but is not limited to, event logistics, assisting with convention fundraising activities, coordinating related meetings, convention mailings, membership renewal and convention related constituency events.

QUALIFICATIONS

Statement on Premier Pallister’s ‘Race War’ Comments

The Brandon Sun revealed today that Premier Pallister claimed in a closed door party meeting there is a ‘race war’ in Manitoba, before leaving for Costa Rica.

“Premier Pallister’s ‘race war’ comments are a divisive and unhelpful intervention in an already over-heated conversation”, Wab Kinew, NDP MLA for Fort Rouge said today.

“To claim behind closed doors that there is a ‘race war’ in your province and to then leave for a multi-week vacation in Costa Rica is not leadership – it’s irresponsible. The Premier should return to Manitoba immediately, apologize for his insensitive comments, and start discussions on solutions that work for everyone” said Kinew.

NDP Names New Caucus Chair & New Roles: Marcelino

The NDP has named a new caucus chair and new roles for two MLAs, Interim Leader Flor Marcelino said today.

The new caucus roles take effect immediately and include:

  • Tom Lindsey, MLA for Flin Flon, will assume the role of caucus chair;
  • James Allum, MLA for Fort Garry-Riverview, will add the critic role for Growth, Enterprise and Trade to his other duties; and
  • Nahanni Fontaine, MLA for St. Johns, will add the critic role for Children and Youth Opportunities to her other duties.

Pallister Shows Disrespect for Frontline Workers With Single-minded Focus on Austerity: Lindsey

The Pallister government has once again showed its disrespect for frontline workers and their unions by refusing to work with them in good faith, NDP MLA Tom Lindsey said today.

“While we’re happy the government has finally met with labour leaders – nearly eight months after being elected – today’s meeting with Finance Minister Cameron Friesen appears to be nothing but a smokescreen with a predetermined outcome,” Lindsey said. “Despite his earlier promises, the premier didn’t bother to attend the meeting. It’s clear he’s not interested in listening to the concerns of frontline workers and doesn’t want their input into government policy. It’s also clear he’s setting the stage for tearing up contracts, freezing wages and cutting services.”