Happy New Year!
2015 kicked off on a great note with Theresa Oswald’s timely campaign promises. The NDP leadership candidate promised she would ensure funding for 20 more midwives and set up a breast milk bank in Manitoba if she wins the leadership vote and becomes premier of Manitoba in March.
See “Oswald seeks the mommy vote” in the Free Press. (Ugh — I can’t stand the use of “mommy” to mean “mother” – it’s ridiculous and infantilizing. What would be wrong with “Oswald seeks the family vote”??)
Kudos to Theresa Oswald for her vision and commitment to improving maternal health care. She may not win (or be in power long enough to put these plans into action), but I hope whoever winds up in power gives serious consideration to these priorities.