Keep Your Promise, Mr. Premier
Jan 25, 2017
St. Boniface families in need of non-emergency healthcare options were recently dealt a huge blow. The Pallister government publicly stated they were closing the Quick Care Clinic on St. Mary’s Road. There was no community consultation and the news came out of left field. It’s a major setback for access to medical care in the area and also for French language services.
This Clinic employs three MGEU members. The union has been reassured these members will be transferred into other positions.
Perhaps the most puzzling part in all of this is the fact that this closure is an example of exactly what the Premier said he wasn’t going to do. He told Manitobans he would protect and improve the public services they count on – but instead he’s cutting this service altogether.
The Clinic’s doors are slated to close on January, 27, 2017, but one group of residents is not ready to let this government make this incredible mistake. They are circulating a petition across this province via social media, collecting as many signatures as they can before they present the petition to the Minister of Health and the Minister of Francophone Affairs. It takes minutes to fill out and you can sign the petition by clicking here.
The MGEU is proud to support the many residents that are fighting to save this Clinic. It’s important that we continue to talk about this with our family, friends and neighbours. This is an example of the Premier breaking his promise to protect and improve public services for all Manitobans. We have to support one another because we really don’t know what service in what community could be next.
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