WINNIPEG — Former Manitoba Health Minister Theresa Oswald has a new role as the CEO of Doctors Manitoba.
Oswald, who left politics last spring, was most recently the executive director of the Women’s Health Clinic in Winnipeg.
By The Canadian Press
WINNIPEG – Former NDP health minister Theresa Oswald has been appointed as executive director of Winnipeg’s Women’s Health Clinic.
Oswald was one of five cabinet ministers under former premier Greg Selinger who challenged his leadership and tried to oust him in the fall of 2014.
By Ken Waddell, myWestman
We have a definite problem in Manitoba. It pervades our whole society but it’s most noticeable and identifiable in our current provincial government.
Currently, the NDP party is undergoing a leadership race. Premier Greg Selinger is defending his title, Theresa Oswald and Steve Ashton are challenging. Our problem is not that Selinger, Oswald and Ashton aren’t fairly nice and competent people. That’s not the problem. I know all three fairly well and the problem isn’t that they aren’t nice enough people, the problem is they are socialists. Myself, and many others, have been highly criticized for calling NDP politicians socialists. For some strange reason, it’s considered an insult but it isn’t. It’s a fact. Socialism, wherever you find it in its many forms, pervades Manitoba. It’s in every aspect of our lives. It certainly has a choke hold on education and health care.
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is speaking out against NDP leadership candidate Theresa Oswald’s proposed provincial pension plan announced on Sunday.
CTF Prairie director Colin Craig says it’s a disappointing and poorly thought-out policy idea.
“Manitobans already pay some of the highest income taxes in Canada and are still reeling from her government’s sales tax increase,” Craig said. “Instead of forcing everyone to pay a new payroll tax, the government should scale back golden employee pensions, cut wasteful spending and use the savings to reduce taxes for everyone.”
Craig said Oswald’s plan would hurt low income Manitobans who already pay the second-highest income taxes in the country.
WINNIPEG — NDP leadership candidate Theresa Oswald has proposed a pension plan for the more than half of Manitobans who don’t have one.
Oswald said if she’s elected she would create a plan similar to the one under development in Ontario, which is funded through employee and employer contributions.
“After a lifetime of working hard, Manitobans deserve to have a secure retirement with a strong pension,” Oswald said. “Helping people save for their retirement will make it easier for people to retire with dignity. It will also help our economy and save taxpayers money in the long-term.”
WINNIPEG — Manitoba NDP leadership candidate Theresa Oswald has brought in more than 1,000 new members to the party.
The former health minister revealed late Thursday her team has surpassed their goal of 700 new memberships.
“I’ve spent the last few weeks reconnecting with long-time members and talking to new members, having conversations about renewing our party and building a winning campaign in the next election,” Oswald said. “I’ve been truly humbled by the support of members and the dedication of our volunteers.”
WINNIPEG — NDP leadership candidate Theresa Oswald would hire more than 20 midwives and establish a breast milk bank if elected Manitoba’s premier.
The former health minister announced Sunday a plan to provide funding to regional health authorities to hiring the midwives over the next two years, starting with 12 new permanent positions immediately at a cost of approximately $1.5 million in 2015.
“While our government has made good progress for women looking for midwifery services, there is much more to do for the hundreds and hundreds of women who still cannot find a midwife every year,” said Oswald.