Notre Dame


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.


Margaret Sturby, Manitoba Forward, Notre Dame

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Marsha Street, Progressive Conservative, Notre Dame

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MJ Willard, Green, Notre Dame

I grew up in Missouri and went to the University of Missouri. I then moved to Virginia and taught school. I did my Master’s degree at William and Mary, finishing in 1973. I was accepted into veterinary school at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama in 1978. After graduation, I accepted a position in Winnipeg in 1982 and eventually opened my own veterinary clinic. I then started medical school in 1990 at the University of Manitoba. I worked as a veterinarian through medical school by working nights ...

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Malaya Marcelino, New Democratic Party, Notre Dame

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Andrew Taylor, Communist, Notre Dame

I Was born in Ottawa where my parents had married in 1951. My father’s family are all from Newfoundland, in a fishing outport called Port De Grave. My mother and her family were Scottish from Motherwell in Lanarkshire . Their families came to Canada to find employment and wound up around Ottawa. My dad had been with the Canadian Army Overseas in WW2. My mother’s dad was a soldier in WW1 - then a journalist, looking for reporter jobs in The Great Depression of the 1930s. It was tough going. My ...

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Donovan Martin, Liberal, Notre Dame

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