Health care investments were front and centre on the campaign trail today.
The NDP are promising to maintain training spaces for health professionals and to keep moving forward on new capital projects.
They didn’t announce anything specific other than hiring at least 50 more nurse practitioners, 50 new physician assistants and 25 new midwives. They also say they will create a 24-hour centre for vulnerable women in downtown Winnipeg if re-elected.
The Progressive Conservatives say they will build 1,200 new beds for seniors if they win the election next month.
Both parties also made some sports-related promises.
Greg Selinger was in Brandon to promise two new soccer pitches at Assiniboine Community College while Brian Pallister promised to build an international curling centre of excellence in Winnipeg.
Also on the campaign trail, the Liberals reiterated a promise to give municipalities one percentage point of the PST for their own infrastructure projects.
Liberal Candidate Comes Under NDP Fire
The NDP have filed a former complaint against Joanne Levy, the Liberal candidate in Gimli.
She worked as an enumerator (someone who goes door-to-door compiling the voters list) in a nearby riding before deciding to run for office.
But the New Democrats say this breaks election law, which says enumerators must be non-partisan and can’t run as candidates.
Levy defended herself, saying she had completed her duties with Elections Manitoba before deciding that she wanted to run.
An investigation is underway.