The Free Press invited all provincial candidates to fill out a questionnaire about themselves, the issues affecting their communities, and what they hope to achieve in office.
Ten questions on the issues: Find out how your opinions compare with the candidates hoping to become your next MLA.
We’ll then show you how the candidates’ positions compare to yours.
If a party’s position doesn’t appear on the scale below, their candidate did not respond to the question.
The provincial government says consolidating Winnipeg’s six acute care hospitals down to three will improve overall medical care for patients. Is that the right move?
Not a good idea
How much control should the provincial government have over the operations of Crown corporations like Manitoba Public Insurance and Manitoba Hydro?
Not much say
The Pallister government plans to eliminate the deficit by 2022. Should balancing the books be a priority?
In Budget 2019, the provincial government spent approximately $350 million on highways. The construction industry says we need to invest more. Is $350 million the right amount?
Way too little
A little under
A little too much
Way too muchLIB
There have been calls to install safe consumption and/or injection sites in Manitoba, so that people with addictions can consume or inject drugs in a space with medical supervision and more readily available access to addiction services. Are these sites a good idea?
A good idea
A bad ideaLIB
How important is it for the provincial government to take steps to address climate change?
Will a carbon tax influence consumer behaviour, such as encouraging people to drive less or make their homes more efficient?
I would rather have more money in my pocket through tax cuts than have the provincial government increase spending on public services.
Manitoba’s K-12 education system is currently undergoing a review of curriculum and spending models. How much control should school boards have when it comes to making education budgets?
How much do you consider a candidate’s personal history - before they entered politics - when deciding who to vote for?
Not at all
The candidates, as people: Would-be MLAs introduce themselves to you and describe their backgrounds, what made them decide to run for office, and how they hope to solve the problems facing your community.
No response given
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Profession: Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Education:Education: Diploma of Nursing, St Lawrence College, Brockville, Ont Bachelor of Science of Nursing, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ont Masters of Nursing, NP Stream, University of MB, Winnipeg, MB
What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?Dauphin riding is facing multiple issues, and it would be impossible to delineate one of them as they are intertwined. Health care access is intertwined with access to mental health, which in turn is intertwined with addiction. With the rise in addictions comes a rise in crime which affects not only rural Manitobans, but all Manitobans. We need a holistic look at all factors which affect these issues and those that can improve our lives, including education, suitable and affordable housing and opportunities for employment. I specifically will be advocating for improved access to health care in the community setting, advocate to cancel the decision to close and move EMS services i.e. Grandview EMS, to advocate for a Virtual Opioid Dependency Program, and to preserve our provincial parks and grasslands. I will listen and advocate for those who are unable to speak for themselves.
Manitoba is marking its 150th anniversary next year. Suggest one way we can make it a memorable occasion.Create a video compiling Manitoba’s history and current story from various perspectives, including First Nations, Metis, Rural Manitoba and Urban Manitoba
Tell us something about yourself that voters might find surprising.I love to sail, ride horses, and can be a dare devil- I have parachuted, rappelled and I am PADI certified scuba diver.