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 muchPC
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
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.
Profession: I am a teacher, I taught in Agassiz and Sunrise School Divisions for 17 years before I entered politics. Served in Student Services as a guidance counsellor and taught middle years as well as highschool.
Education:I graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Education Degree as well as a Post Baccalaureate degree in Education.
What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?Infrastructure is a major concern as I have such a large geographical area. Quality of education for our children and then jobs in the area so that they come back and live and raise their families is an important issue. Basic affordability for all Manitobans which then would be served well with education and jobs go hand in hand. Healthcare remains a concern and I am happy to be part of a PC team that is not afraid to make hard decisions to make it better.
Why did you decide to run for office?I ran in 2011 because I truly am passionate about education, not only K-12 but post-secondary. We were struggling when it comes to K-12, Post-Secondary Institutions were complaining about the gaps the students they were getting had. I was working in a school which had 700+ students, now I have a constituency closer to 23000 people. I know I can contribute to strengthening the education system here in the province, and look forward to the results of the K-12 review.
Manitoba is marking its 150th anniversary next year. Suggest one way we can make it a memorable occasion.The entire province of Manitoba is absolutely beautiful, take the year and tour various places, especially Eastern Manitoba , many great things to see and something for everyone.
Tell us something about yourself that voters might find surprising.I truly love sports, especially curling and golf. I am also a heavy metal fan.
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