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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: Mental Health Counsellor Former Chief of Garden Hill First Nation
What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?Creating opportunities for our youth. That is why I am proud to support the PC Manitoba - Look North Action Plan.
Why did you decide to run for office?I decided to run for office because I was happy with the direction Premier Brian Pallister and the PC Team were taking the province in. I wanted to be a part of a team that kept its word to Manitobans.
Manitoba is marking its 150th anniversary next year. Suggest one way we can make it a memorable occasion.Making sure that Manitoban’s take the time to discover our beautiful province.
Tell us something about yourself that voters might find surprising.I was an ordained Minister for over 30 years.
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Profession: Small business owner
Education:Business administration diploma from Red River Collage.
What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?The biggest issues facing our community are healthcare, education and child welfare. I want to focus my attention on reducing the amount of children in care living outside of their communities.
Why did you decide to run for office?I decided to run for office to make a difference and to ensure that our people’s voices are heard and respected and to ensure that our communities are treated fairly and equitably.
Manitoba is marking its 150th anniversary next year. Suggest one way we can make it a memorable occasion.I would like to see a strong indigenous people’s component in the anniversary
Tell us something about yourself that voters might find surprising.When I turned 19 I ran for chief of my community, it was not only my first time to run for leadership but it was my first time I was eligible to vote, I ended up finishing 2nd. I’m a registered marriage commissioner and a certified first responder.