03/30/2016 04:00 EDT | Updated 03/31/2017 01:12 EDT

Manitoba Liberals to announce plans for child and family services

WINNIPEG — The Manitoba Liberals will be unveiling their platform for dealing with child and family services at an election campaign event in Winnipeg today. 

The province has continued to come under fire for the large number of children in its care.

Social issues and health-care spending were also addressed in promises by other parties on Tuesday.

The Tories promised to add 1,200 new personal care home beds over eight years.

They say the new beds will address a backlog that they say currently leaves people waiting for up to six months.

The New Democrats pledged to create a 24-hour centre for vulnerable women in downtown Winnipeg.

The Canadian Press