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NDP Pledges $24M for Health Care Training

September 1, 2011 12:01 PM | News

Premier Greg Selinger (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Manitoba’s NDP will invest an additional $24 million over the next four years to train and educate more doctors, nurses, paramedics, technologists and other front-line health care staff.

During an announcement Thursday, Premier Greg Selinger said his government is “building a health-care system that offers patients more choice and better access.”

Selinger spoke to a crowd at the University of Manitoba’s downtown Bannatyne campus.

The NDP criticized PC leader Hugh McFadyen for proposing cuts to health care. McFadyen has previously pledged to hire 250 more doctors and 1,700 more nurses in campaign ads which ran at a rally he held earlier this week.