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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
Terrible ideaPC NDP
How much control should the provincial government have over the operations of Crown corporations like Manitoba Public Insurance and Manitoba Hydro?
Not much say
Direct supervisionPC NDP
The Pallister government plans to eliminate the deficit by 2022. Should balancing the books be a priority?
Not importantPC NDP
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 muchPC NDP
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 ideaPC NDP
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?
Definitely willPC NDP
I would rather have more money in my pocket through tax cuts than have the provincial government increase spending on public services.
Strongly agreePC NDP
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?
No controlPC NDP
How much do you consider a candidate’s personal history - before they entered politics - when deciding who to vote for?
Not at all
A lotPC NDP
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.
Profession: 2016-2019 MLA Dawson Trail Social services sector running a specialized foster home for a Child and Family Services agency
Education:2 years post secondary
What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?There has been an increase in crime in Dawson Trail. I will continue to promote community police similar to the model found in Ste. Annes. I am also pleased to be part of a PC team who added additional funding to the RCMP.
Why did you decide to run for office?I was working in the social service field and experienced a broken system. I ran for office with the hopes to help change this system to better protect the most vulnerable in our society, being children.
Manitoba is marking its 150th anniversary next year. Suggest one way we can make it a memorable occasion.Highlighting all the great fairs and festivals, museums and communities we have in Manitoba.
Tell us something about yourself that voters might find surprising.I have a full sleeve Tattoo. I am the only MLA that wears bow ties which almost all I tie myself. I also have a large collection of Pop culture lapel pins.
No response given
What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?The biggest issue is our current health care system. We need to stop Mr. Pallister's cuts and listen to the front line workers.
Why did you decide to run for office?I have always been passionate about the issues that affect the average person and family. I'm driven to protect the vulnerable in our society, and have always spoken out for "The Little Guy." To me, the people of Dawson Trail need a voice that will restore the services that our communities depend on. I feel that I can be that effective voice and champion their causes in the Manitoba Legislature.
Tell us something about yourself that voters might find surprising.At the age of 6, I enrolled myself into French immersion at Dugald School.