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.
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Profession: Pastor / school Principal / politician
Education:Bachelor of Education
What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?Many people struggle to make ends meet, and want a government that shares their concern. Many families struggle month to month, hope to buy a house, get a reliable vehicle, and clothe their children, maybe even take a holiday. Our commitment to reduce taxes and put an average of $2020 back in people’s pockets over the next 4 years shows our commitment to helping people keep more of their money. We kept our word on reducing the PST which shows we can be trusted. We are steering the province toward sustainability of services so our children can enjoy the same services we’ve benefitted from.
Why did you decide to run for office?Manitobans deserve better, our kids deserve a better future, not one defined by debt and high taxes but by opportunity and good government. Other parts of Canada are outpacing us, socialism and liberalism will only leave us wanting. Common sense conservativism creates opportunities for everyone and vulnerable people benefit most from this. When I saw some of the MLAs running our province before 2016, I thought, “I could do better than that” and many friends encouraged me to go for it. So I did, and I won. Sometimes I still can’t believe it. It’s very humbling and the weight of responsibility very sobering. I’m hoping for another 4 years.
Manitoba is marking its 150th anniversary next year. Suggest one way we can make it a memorable occasion.Memories are made differently, so I trust there will be lots of variety and opportunity for families to get out and enjoy this province, to see the great places, the festivals, restaurants, camp grounds and parks. There’s lots to do here, I hope Manitoba 150 showcases that you don’t have to travel far to experience amazing things.
Tell us something about yourself that voters might find surprising.I immigrated to Canada from England when I was 11. I am a drummer and percussionist. I like to cook.
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