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 have worked in the Agriculture, Environmental and Insurance Industries. I first elected in 2004, re-elected in 2007, 2011 and 2016. Previously I have served as Minister of Crown Services and Minister of Growth Enterprise and Trade. Most recently I have served as the Minister of Justice and Attorney General since 2018.
Education:Upon my high school graduation I received my Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba.
What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?This election is about the future of Manitoba and this region. We must set the foundation for growth and prosperity. This will allow a positive future for our children and at the same time provide the services and infrastructure Manitoban’s expect.
Why did you decide to run for office?I have always been involved in the community volunteering in many different capacities. My previous careers exposed me to government agencies and departments. I view this as a way to serve the larger community and to provide a better government for Manitobans.
Manitoba is marking its 150th anniversary next year. Suggest one way we can make it a memorable occasion.Communities will be celebrating our 150th in different ways. This is a great opportunity to showcase Manitoba and let others know we have a great province and a great future!
Tell us something about yourself that voters might find surprising.I served as a volunteer fire fighter for almost 20 years. I was on a curling team that won the Manitoba Fire Fighters Championship and went on to represent our province at the Canadian Fire Fighters Championship in 2010
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