Blandine Tona (NDP)
● Build a new, larger ER and hire at least 200 nurses at St. Boniface Hospital. Expand community health services, such as mental health supports, personal care-home beds, addictions services and supports for people living with chronic diseases.
● Restore support to Bureau de l’éducation française, reinstate the assistant deputy minister and increase support for French education.
● Bring back the kindergarten-Grade 3 small-class-size initiative and ensure post-secondary education remains affordable. Stop the 6.6 per cent tuition hike.
● Reinstate the 50/50 transit funding model, and invest in green initiatives in Manitoba, such as building electric buses to create green jobs, protect the environment and middle-class families.
● Restore evidence-based water standards and regulations to protect communities, lakes and rivers, from the Seine River to Lake Winnipeg.
● Reinstate the Rail Relocation Task Force to work with industry, the city and the federal government to move the rail lines out of St. Boniface.
● Reinstate funds cut from St. Boniface cultural organizations and increase support for non-profit organizations, such as Centre Flavie-Laurent. Invest in community services, such as a new pool for Norwood Community Centre.
● Reverse cuts to drug programs and advocate for a universal pharmacare program.
— source: todaysndp.ca/blandine-tona-platform
Dougald Lamont (Liberal)
● Create a Manitoba Business Development Bank (MBDB) to help Manitoba businesses grow and create good jobs. The MBDB will be a politically independent entrpreneur’s bank that will provide Manitoba businesses with access to loans and investments of “patient money” to ensure long-term success.
● Improve funding for tourism and creative infrastructure and programs, including designating St. Boniface as a creative hub, with the goal of making it the Western Canadian capital of French arts, culture and heritage.
● Work in consultation with the Division scolaire franco-manitobaine (DSFM), parents and affected communities to restore and rebuild the Bureau de l’éducation française, following DSFM’s 94 recommendations.
● Dismantle regional health authorities and create networks of specialists to deliver care province-wide based on specialty, as is the case with CancerCare. This will include creation of a Brain & Mental Health Care specialization, which will provide specialized care to Manitobans in need and extend the service of the heart specialization centre at St. Boniface Hospital to have service across the province.
● Analyze the savings, costs and benefits of relocating rail traffic and using the vacated rails as the basis for a commuter rail transit system.
— source: ournewway.ca
Françoise Therrien Vrignon (Green)
● Get trains out of St. Boniface to ensure a safer community for generations to come; make way for efficient bus routes and active transportation corridors; make room for green spaces; and encourage densification and sustainability.
● Adopt electoral reform to re-engage citizens in political participation. The Green Party of Manitoba would implement a mixed member proportional representation system as a method of achieving effective democratic voting. There would be 50 seats using the first-past-the-post method. The additional seven seats would be filled using the largest remainder method by candidates who ran in the election and received the highest percentage of votes compared to other candidates in their party to create a more proportional legislature.
● Transform St. Boniface into a green economy hub by attracting green enterprises to its industrial park area. Also work on a private member’s bill to ensure departments have the authority they need to enforce environmental licences and fine those who break the law.
● Propose a pilot project in St. Boniface for the creation of daycare spaces in senior’s homes. This multigenerational approach has proven to help break the isolation of seniors and is beneficial to their health. Use existing infrastructure to address current need for more daycare spaces.
— source: votefrancoise.ca/campaign-campagne
Mamadou Ka (PC)
“I am proud to be running as part of the PC Manitoba team in St. Boniface. My vision, if elected MLA, is to continue the work undertaken by our new government to lower taxes, reduce health-care wait times, and improve our education system. These are the pillars of the platform that our party ran on that was overwhelmingly endorsed by Manitobans in the 2016 election.
“As a Progressive Conservative, the constituents of St. Boniface can count on me to represent them in the spirit of the guiding principles of our party, which are based on the values of trust, compassion, openness, inclusiveness and teamwork. These principles are posted on our party’s website.”
— source: email from the candidate