Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Adam Beach, Tory?

  • Print

Adam Beach is a lot of things – good actor, handsome and charming, clearly committed to Manitoba’s aboriginal people.

What he isn’t is politically articulate. I spoke briefly with him Monday during his second appearance on behalf of a Tory candidate, Point Douglas Tory John Vernaus. I had trouble getting a substantial quote from him that made sense.

Vote Manitoba

  • Vote Manitoba

    News and analysis of the results of Manitoba's provincial election.

  • Interactive map

    See the results for each electoral district with our interactive map

  • Promises, Promises

    We track the parties' promises, issue by issue

  • Profiles

    Find out more about the people representing Manitoba districts.

I asked him several times why he was supporting the Tories and failed to get a cogent answer. He said the Tories will do better by First Nations, but couldn’t provide specific reasons why the NDP had fallen short or what he believed the Conservatives would do. He did mention one thing - the Lake St. Martin flood, which has left hundreds of band members stuck in hotels in Winnipeg. Beach said it was clear to him the Tories were ready to commit money and act "within a matter of days" on that file.

I asked him about the devolution of child welfare to aboriginal-agencies and the idea of a power line down the east side of Lake Winnipeg – two issues where the Tories have taken positions that put them at odds with some First Nations bands and political organisations.

"You’re never going to satisfy everyone," said Beach as a small huddle of fans gathered outside the door. "My priority is giving back."

Beach says he is moving to Winnipeg next month to devote half his time to helping out inner-city youth, an area where I think he suggested the Tories would do better. He was unable to describe his specific plans, saying he hadn’t yet been able to put them into words. "Actions speak louder than words," he said. And he hinted that, once his plans become clear, it will also be clear why they mesh with the Tories’.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Drew Willy on his team's win over Alouettes

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • A Canada goose flies towards the sun near the Perimeter Highway North and Main St Monday afternoon – See Day 10 for Bryksa’s 30 goose project - May 11, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • JOE.BRYKSA@FREEPRESS.MB.CA Local-(  Standup photo)-    A butterfly looks for nector on a lily Tuesday afternoon in Wolseley-JOE BRYKSA/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS- June 22, 2010

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

What do you think of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s comment that Tina Fontaine’s slaying was a crime, and not part of a larger sociological problem?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google