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.

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.


Shannon Martin, Progressive Conservative, McPhillips

First elected in 2014 and re-elected again in 2016. I have three great kids and two decent dogs.

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Dave Wheeler, Manitoba First, McPhillips

I am a loyal Winnipegger and Manitoban as a transplant from Alberta 17 years ago. My wife and I have chosen to make this our home for us and our children because we love our community and the people we surround ourselves with are irreplaceable. I am committed to anything I put my mind to, and being a true representative for my community is what I have focused on, and will put the same passion and skill set into this job as I did with my broadcasting career which made it a successful career ove...

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John Cacayuran, Liberal, McPhillips

A first generation born Canadian Filipino who is a father of two children under 10. I lived most of my life in North Winnipeg and attended Number 1 and Seven Oaks school divisions.

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Jason Smith, Green, McPhillips

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Greg McFarlane, New Democratic Party, McPhillips

My family immigrated to Canada when I was a young child, and I grew up in the Garden City and West St. Paul area. When I left the Canadian Armed Forces I joined the trades and became a red seal electrician. In this role I became involved in my local union and with the labour movement; standing up for the working families in Manitoba. I am a husband and loving father of two young children, and am in my second term as school trustee for the Seven Oaks School Division, and now vice-chair to the boa...

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