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James Teitsma for Radisson
James Teitsma for Radisson
Good governments are willing to do the difficult, often unglamorous work of reducing red tape and making our bureaucracies and courts work better for the people who depend on them.

In 2019, our government made significant reforms to Manitoba's family law. Family breakdown can affect people's emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing. Tens of thousands of dollars often flow to lawyers and court costs that could be better spent providing for children in these broken relationships.

Recent changes to the Maintenance Enforcement Program (MEP) now allow its staff to make more decisions and gather additional information related to child and spousal support without requiring a court order. As a result, MEP will be able to review and adjust about 3,000 matters every year outside of the court system. This is expected to save families an estimated $15 million annually in court and legal fees. That's $15 million every year that stays in the hands of everyday Manitobans to support their children and raise their families.

I'm proud of Minister of Justice Cliff Cullen and Minister of Families Heather Stefanson for their work in making these significant reforms a reality.

You can read more at http://www.manitoba.ca/familylaw/.
James Teitsma for Radisson
James Teitsma for Radisson
‪“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”‬

‪May you experience love, joy and peace this Christmas season. ‬

‪From my family to yours. ‬
James Teitsma for Radisson
James Teitsma for Radisson
A few months back, I was privileged to tour Mother Earth Recycling with several of my colleagues.

It's an impressive operation and one that is doing a lot of good for Winnipeg both environmentally and socially.

Happy to see Global News and 680 CJOB shining a light on it.
James Teitsma for Radisson
James Teitsma for Radisson
One of the key priorities of our government is to Improve Services. Transforming a civil service as large as the Manitoba government’s is a challenge.

Check out this report about some of the improvements that have been made. They were largely inspired by grassroots initiatives from the front line.

http://www.manitoba.ca/asset_library/en/proactive/2019_2020/transformation-progress_report.pdf