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The Manitoba Legislature began the new session of the Legislature with the reading of the Throne Speech. The speech outlined an ambitious agenda that aims to keep building Manitoba while protecting the services that matter most to families,
Manitobans have told us they want to see investments in infrastructure and more opportunities for young people without the deep cuts to front-line services proposed by others. Highlights of the speech included
With the passage of the Throne Speech we will now be moving ahead on this ambitious agenda in the upcoming session.
This past week the Bloodvein River Bridge was officially opened by Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson, minister responsible for the East Side Road Authority. Continue reading
It is important to support our justice system in Northern Manitoba.
Our government has made a major commitment by passing legislation enabling communities like Thompson to deploy community safety officers. This will provide additional policing that will allow the RCMP to focus on its prime responsibilities.
We have also urged the federal government to restore its share of funding for the justice system to protect residents of this province.
The federal government is putting residents of First Nations communities at risk by cancelling funding for the Band Constable Program, which provides 31 Manitoba First Nations with front-line public safety, as of March 31, 2015. This will force First Nations, especially those in remote locations, to rely on distant RCMP detachments that are unable to respond quickly to community needs. Continue reading