Jon Gerrard Articles

Jon Gerrard to Be Honoured at Tribute Dinner

A send-off dinner for retiring Manitoba Liberal leader Jon Gerrard is planned to recognize his 15 years of service to the party. The tribute dinner and dance on November 14 will also see former Prime Minister Jean Chretien deliver the keynote address at a VIP...

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Fate of Lake Winnipeg Discussed at Public Forum

Manitoba Liberal leader Jon Gerrard is hosting a forum on Saturday to address the issues facing Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba. Earlier this week, the Global Nature Fund named Lake Winnipeg as the most threatened lake of the year due to nutrients in agricultural...

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Throne Speech Should Address Poverty: MB Liberals

As the Manitoba government prepares to deliver their throne speech this afternoon, the Manitoba Liberals say the government should address the province's poverty issue. "The NDP must invest in ways that will actually save taxpayer money in the future -- such as...

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Federal Liberal Leader to Tour St. Theresa Point

Federal Liberal leader Bob Rae will be in Manitoba today to tour St. Theresa Point. Rae will join provincial Liberal leader Jon Gerrard and MKO Grand Chief David Harper on a tour of the area where they will meet with the local band council and tour homes with no...

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Gerrard: Health Care Needs a Patient-Focused Budget

The Liberal Party of Manitoba says the province cannot balance the budget by 2014 as planned. Leader Jon Gerrard was quick to criticize the 2012 budget on Tuesday, saying Manitobans are losing trust in the NDP after a crippling deficit and a failure to fulfill...

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Manitoba Liberals Make Staff Changes

The Manitoba Liberal Party has shuffled around its staff prior to the start of the abbreviated legislative session on Thursday. Former communications director Dave Shorr has been replaced by Nancy Chippendale. Party leader Jon Gerrard thanked Shorr for his service in...

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Voter Turnout Dismal in Provincial Election

You couldn't blame not voting on the weather, but Manitobans just weren't feeling election day Tuesday as only about 57 percent of eligible voters visited local polling stations. The unimpressive turnout, which is almost the lowest in Manitoba history, was a surprise...

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Gerrard Committed Despite Weak Liberal Performance

Liberal leader Jon Gerrard spoke to supporters in his River Heights riding Tuesday, shortly after being re-elected to the Manitoba legislature. Gerrard, who holds the only Liberal seat, thanked voters for supporting him to his fourth win. "There is a very strong...

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Liberals Would Create FASD Registry

The Manitoba Liberals would work to create a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) registry if elected. Leader Jon Gerrard announced Wednesday that his government would push to dedicate more resources to improve diagnosis, treatment and counselling of the disease....

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Mobile Advance Polls Setup for Flood Evacuees

Elections Manitoba is taking into account the many residents who are still displaced due to flooding this past spring. To assist residents in casting their ballot away from home, mobile advance voting stations in Winnipeg and Gimli motels will be setup for Interlake...

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