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 muchLIB
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 ideaLIB
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.
No response given
Profession: I am a lawyer. I graduated from the Manitoba Law School in 1995. I joined a small Winnipeg law firm in 1957 and helped to build it into a medium sized firm, the senior partners being Scott Wright, Bill Norrie, Reeh Taylor and myself. I left the firm to accept appointment as a judge of the Manitoba court of Appeal in 1977. I served on that court for 27 years, but upon retirement from the bench I returned to the practice of law with the firm of Taylor McCaffrey LLP for a further dozen years. Candidate Profile Questions: - political and/or community experience including past times running for office, current job, family, residence - why did you decide to run for office? - what makes your party the one to support? - Top 3 issues important to you - why should people vote for you? What is it about you that would make a good ML
Education:I completed 2 years of Arts at Wesley College (now U of Winnipeg,) and then 4 years of law to earn an LLB. I began to teach as a sessional lecturer shortly after graduation, and I will be continuing this fall - the law of Trusts and Trustees.
What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?The major issue is disparity of income. We must lift people out of poverty. The minimum hourly wage should be increased to $15 per hour. Day care facilities must be expanded so that mothers can earn additional income for the family. Affordable housing must be available for low income tenants.
Why did you decide to run for office?I decided to run for office because it is vital that voters should have a Liberal alternative. There is a real danger that the current government is so committed to a balanced budget that it will ignore the opportunities to take advantage of federal government programs to improve our situation. The current government is parsimonious - particularly with respect to lower income citizens.
Manitoba is marking its 150th anniversary next year. Suggest one way we can make it a memorable occasion.Defeating the present government would be a celebratory event. The election of a Liberal government would constitute a memorial occasion for both this year and the next.
Tell us something about yourself that voters might find surprising.I gave up smoking and started to run in my late forties. I ran five or six marathons in the following years. I am no longer capable of that sort of exercise, but I still do a slow jog for a couple of miles from time to time
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