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Manitoba's 150th, Harm Reduction in Manitoba

It was another week with another weird announcement from the Pallister government. 

On Tuesday, the PCs announced funding for Manitoba’s 150th celebration.

The PCs announced a bunch of infrastructure patch-up work like fixing up gravel roads, paving shoulders at intersections in rural Manitoba, and drainage work.

This is basic stuff that the government should be doing all the time.

This money could have been used to showcase Manitoba’s arts community.

If you recall, this past February, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra asked for help from the province to repair the acoustical shell at the Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall. The shell has been described as being in “disastrous” shape. So much so, that musicians can’t even hear each other playing. 



Three years ago, I wrote an article warning that this government’s policies would shrink the economy. 

At the time, I said that if the Pallister government tried to cut spending by $900-million without investing it, it would shrink Manitoba’s $60-billion economy by 1.5%.

Premier Pallister has cut $600-million. The economy has shrunk by 1%.

I don’t always agree with Tom Brodbeck from the Winnipeg Sun, but when he’s right, he’s right. 

In a recent article, Mr. Brodbeck points out how this government is cherry picking data to paper over their dismal economic record.







Manitoba Liberals are looking for people who want to stand up to make Manitoba a better place. 

We are building a new Manitoba Liberal Party from the ground up, so that Manitobans can have a genuine progressive option they can feel good voting for in the next election. 

We want to create good jobs. We want to make sure we have good health care, education and infrastructure for everyone. We want to leave a better province and planet to our children.

We want to govern fairly and put the public interest first. 

If you want to serve your community and your province, and you believe that you have what it takes - please join us. Let us know why you want to run as a Liberal MLA.


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All the best, 

Dougald Lamont 

MLA St. Boniface, Leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party

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