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 MF
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 MF
The Pallister government plans to eliminate the deficit by 2022. Should balancing the books be a priority?
Not importantPC MF
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 MF
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 MF
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 MF
I would rather have more money in my pocket through tax cuts than have the provincial government increase spending on public services.
Strongly agreePC MF
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 MF
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 MF
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: Premier of Manitoba Entrepreneur and Financial Consultant
Education:Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education from Brandon University
What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?Cleaning up the mess left by the NDP. Manitoba had the longest ER wait times in Canada, a debt that had doubled in just a few years, and an NDP government that was more focused on special interests than the needs of Manitobans. Our PC team has made great progress. Manitoba is the only province in Canada to reduce ER wait times, our budget is on track for balance ahead of schedule, and we now have a government that is focused on front line services instead of backroom deals for their friends.
Why did you decide to run for office?I believe in the potential of Manitoba and our people. For too long, Manitoba was a have province with a have-not government that was dragging us down. I know we can achieve a brighter future for Manitoba, that is what motivates me.
Manitoba is marking its 150th anniversary next year. Suggest one way we can make it a memorable occasion.Manitoba has a rich history and has become the home of hope for people from all over the world. I can think of no better way to mark our 150th birthday than by celebrating our history and diversity as we embrace this land that unites us as our home.
Tell us something about yourself that voters might find surprising.In addition to sports, I enjoy playing the piano.
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What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?One of the main issues facing this area is the lack of schools. The schools aren’t keeping up with the growth of the area.
Why did you decide to run for office?I decided to run because I’ve become interested in politics over the last 5 years or so. I’m also happy I found the Manitoba First party. Growing up in a conservative strong hold I’ve now looked deeper into it and we need a party that’s in the middle and that’s exactly what Manitoba First is.
Manitoba is marking its 150th anniversary next year. Suggest one way we can make it a memorable occasion.I really enjoyed the free Manitoba park pass from a few years ago that would be great to see again.
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