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 LIB
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 LIB
The Pallister government plans to eliminate the deficit by 2022. Should balancing the books be a priority?
Not importantPC LIB
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 LIB
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 LIB
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 LIB
I would rather have more money in my pocket through tax cuts than have the provincial government increase spending on public services.
Strongly agreePC LIB
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 LIB
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 LIB
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.
What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?La Verendrye is a constituency with many communities, these communities all face similar issues, but also have many different issues. All the issues are important to these communities and I need to work with communities to bring these issues forward to government.
Profession: Business owner in the Renewable energy sector. Founder of Evolve Green.
What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?We have communities near our southern boarder, where healthcare is not always covered with convoluted policies. This is unacceptable. We need better cell and internet service to attract new businesses to our area and for safety. Infrastructure with new roads to our towns, that almost require an ATV to get there in some seasons. Our Healthcare Heroes need our help to create a better plan to address our growing needs of the community, for home care, Senior facilities, and healthcare professionals. We all deserve to be ONE MANITOBA, not just SOME MANITOBA!
Why did you decide to run for office?I want to make a much needed impact in my community. In areas of safety, infrastructure, accessibility, jobs, and healthcare. Our Area has been forgotten, and the list just grows. I know I can be the force to bring change.
Tell us something about yourself that voters might find surprising.I think people are most surprised by my positive attitude. I am able to look for solutions and not get bogged down with negativity. I have always been able to create an inclusive atmosphere, where people can pull their chair up to the table to get involved.
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