For the upcoming Manitoba Provincial Election on September 10, 2019, Dietitians of Canada calls on provincial parties to commit to addressing three issues for the purpose of effectively meeting health care needs of Manitobans, improving health outcomes and achieving long term health system savings. The election priorities are:
- Take action on reducing food insecurity through income-based solutions.
- Invest in children’s nutritional health and education.
- Invest in front-line dietitian services for primary care, home care, long term care and mental health settings.
Dietitians of Canada wrote to the leaders of the political parties outlining our election priorities and asking them for a written response to questions noted in the letter. Here are the responses we've received so far:
Response from the Manitoba NDP party
Response from the PC Manitoba party
Election Issues Backgrounder - Share and discuss this two-page resource
with candidates campaigning in your neighbourhood. Use the candidate questions to help frame your questions to candidates, e.g. “If elected, how will you invest in front-line dietitian services?”
Tweets and Images - Use these tweets and images to promote the provincial election priorities from dietitians on social media. If tweeting on your own:
- add candidates’ twitter handles to alert them to your post
- include the hashtags #MBVotes and #DietitiansVote so more people will see your tweets
- tag the political parties in your tweets
Or simply follow @DietitiansCAN and @JenWojcikRD to like or retweet our election priorities.
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Interested in learning more about Manitoba dietitians’ priorities?
Here are the most recent Dietitians of Canada submissions to the Manitoba government: