A promise to create a Crown corporation to improve internet and cellular service in rural areas was one of more than 20 resolutions passed at the Manitoba NDP's annual convention yesterday.

It's dependent on the party winning Manitoba's next election in 2023.

Shelley Wiggins, a delegate from Swan River, told the convention that rural students in her area are being told to drive into town and park outside the school building to access the internet,

Party members also approved a call for a higher minimum wage, higher staffing levels in health care, and a ban on new pipelines and fracking.