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Manitoba NDP reiterate health care promises in final push as election looms

The Manitoba New Democrats are spending the final weekend before Tuesday's election putting out thousands of new signs on lawns across the province.

Thousands of lawn signs planted featuring leader Wab Kinew focus on boosting health care supports

Wab Kinew makes a campaign announcement Friday on the lawn of a family home with one of the NDP 'fix healthcare' signs. (CBC)

The Manitoba New Democrats are spending the final weekend before Tuesday's election putting out thousands of new signs on lawns across the province.

The signs feature leader Wab Kinew and focus on health — the top issue of the NDP campaign.

Kinew has promised to hire and train more nurses, create more hospital beds and reopen two emergency rooms.

He has heavily criticized the health-care overhaul undertaken by the Progressive Conservative government of Brian Pallister, who has said the reforms are necessary.

Kinew says the election boils down to health care and the New Democrats have a plan to fix it.

Laurissa Sims is the NDP candidate for St. Boniface. (CBC)

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