Manitoba Liberals’ Seniors Platform Commits to Health, Dignity and Independence


Friday, August 23, 2019

Tyndall Park, WINNIPEG – MLA candidate for Tyndall Park, Cindy Lamoureux, and Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont announced Friday that a Manitoba Liberal Government will complete the promise that Brian Pallister couldn’t — building 1200 affordable seniors’ units and improving home care programs. 


Lamoureux was Seniors’ Critic for the Manitoba Liberal Party and worked with the Long-Term Care Association of Manitoba before being elected. 


 “When you look at the Pallister government’s cuts to health care and personal care homes, it’s clear that seniors are not a priority for his government,” said Lamont. “Manitoba Liberals are committed to ensuring that seniors across Manitoba can live independently with dignity.”  

In the 2016 election, Brian Pallister promised to “fast track” 1200 personal care home beds, but immediately backtracked. Today, Manitoba only has 10 more PCH beds than in 2014.  


Manitoba Liberals will: 


- Build 1200 additional community-based seniors housing units across Manitoba by 2024 at a cost of $160-million. This will be matched by the federal government’s National Housing Strategy that the province refused to sign for almost a year.