Manitoba Elections: What are the Parties Offering You?


For full PDF document complete with reference tables, click here


CARP has collected the platform promises targeted at older citizens of Manitoba by each of the three main parties. The platform proposals are taken directly from the official party documents and are organized by party to show how each is targeting older citizens.

The platforms are the ‘official’ vision for Manitoba of each party, as such, we omitted promises made in the media or the debates and focused instead on concrete proposals. The respective parties may have stated or elaborated promises not included in the information below and other items of interest not listed below can be found in the full party platforms.

CARP does not support any one party, and the information below is meant only as a neutral collection of policies that have been targeted by each party toward older Manitobans. Our intent is to give our readers the information they need to make informed decisions on October 4, 2011.

To read each of the party platforms, follow these links:


Conservative Party:

Liberal Party:

On Healthcare: Each of the parties proposed improvements to homecare and long-term care practices and drug access and costs. NDP are promising that every Manitoban will have primary care by 2015. The PCs promise investment in palliative care, while the Liberals are promising electronic health records.

Elder Abuse: The NDP are the only party who mention elder abuse in their platform, with a general promise to “crack down” on the problem.

Housing: Both the NDP and the PCs have senior specific proposals for housing. The NDP promise more housing for seniors and a property tax credit, while the PCs are offering a home renovation tax credit.

Notable Omissions: None of the three parties has proposed action on pension or income issues for seniors.

 For full PDF document complete with reference tables, click here