Jon Gerrard Articles

Provincial Election Campaign Promises — Weekend Roundup

Greg Selinger -- NDP While in Brandon, the NDP promised to add another ambulance to the road, and expand home care at a cost of $190,000. Also in Brandon, party leader Greg Selinger pledged 2,500 new private-sector rental housing units across the province to increase...

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Advance Polls Opening for Provincial Election

By David Klassen Advance voting in the provincial election opens today across the province. Manitobans unable to vote on October 4 can cast their ballot early at numerous locations until Saturday, October 1. There are approximately 300 advance voting locations...

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Liberals Vow to Phase Out Manitoba’s Payroll Tax

The Manitoba Liberals would phase out the payroll tax if elected. Party leader Jon Gerrard said Thursday that under his government, the payroll tax would be eliminated for publicly-funded universities and colleges, with the goal to eventually have it abolished for all...

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Political Leaders Square Off in Chamber Forum

The three main provincial party leaders will meet again today in an election forum hosted by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. NDP leader Greg Selinger, Progressive Conservative leader Hugh McFadyen and Liberal leader Jon Gerrard will take questions from a media panel...

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Liberals: All Manitoba Communities Will Have Broadband

By Sarah Klein The Manitoba Liberals committed Tuesday to have all communities throughout the province connected with broadband Internet access. During a speech in front of business leaders from the Manitoba Chamber of Commerce, leader Jon Gerrard said broadband would...

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Political Party Leaders Meet Again in Radio Debate

Manitoba's three main political party leaders will begin another full week of campaigning today leading up to the October 4 election. After a weekend of campaigning in Northern Manitoba, NDP leader Greg Selinger and Progressive Conservative leader Hugh McFadyen will...

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Liberals Would Reduce Emergency Room Wait Times

The Manitoba Liberals put forward a plan Thursday to improve access to emergency rooms by ridding the so-called problems involved with receiving proper care outside of regular working hours. “$18 million in the first year of a Manitoba Liberal government will ensure...

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Provincial Party Leaders to Meet in Live Televised Debate

Leaders for all three main provincial political parties will face each other for the second time this week tonight in a live televised debate. NDP leader Greg Selinger, Progressive Conservative leader Hugh McFadyen and Liberal leader Jon Gerrard will take part in the...

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Liberals Would Extend City’s Planned Rapid Transit Line

Manitoba's Liberal Party has a plan to extend the city's rapid transit line within four years. Leader Jon Gerrard announced Wednesday his government would put down $44 million annually to extend the line beyond 3.7 kilometeres from Queen Elizabeth Way to Jubilee...

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Manitoba Liberals Target Students with Incentives

The Manitoba Liberals want to reward students with monetary credits for performing well in the classroom. Leader Jon Gerrard announced Tuesday a $57.2 million post-secondary package aimed at creating an incentive for students. Highlights of the package include making...

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Liberals Would Increase Available Daycare Spots

The Manitoba Liberals would invest $44.5 million over five years to reduce daycare wait times and create more spots. Liberal leader Jon Gerrard announced Friday he would push for more daycare availability and better funding, something he says the NDP has failed to do....

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