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
Terrible ideaPC LIB
How much control should the provincial government have over the operations of Crown corporations like Manitoba Public Insurance and Manitoba Hydro?
Not much say
Direct supervisionPC LIB
The Pallister government plans to eliminate the deficit by 2022. Should balancing the books be a priority?
Not importantPC LIB
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 LIB
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 LIB
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?
Definitely willPC LIB
I would rather have more money in my pocket through tax cuts than have the provincial government increase spending on public services.
Strongly agreePC LIB
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?
No controlPC LIB
How much do you consider a candidate’s personal history - before they entered politics - when deciding who to vote for?
Not at all
A lotPC LIB
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: Environmental lab professional.
Education:I completed Bachelor of Environmental studies, with the focus area of law and policy from the University of Manitoba in 2018.
What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?Affordability. I would address this with the PC $2020 tax roll back.
Why did you decide to run for office?As an environmental proffessional I am proud to be part of a party taking environmental policy seriously.
Manitoba is marking its 150th anniversary next year. Suggest one way we can make it a memorable occasion.We should celebrate the great cultural attractions in St. Boniface
Tell us something about yourself that voters might find surprising.My grandfather raises sled dogs.
Profession: Communications and policy consultant, lecturer
Education:B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from the University of Manitoba
What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?St. Boniface is an extremely diverse riding, so it is hard to pick one. We have a university, a major hospital, French, English, arts and industry. St. Boniface has issues with lead contamination, and crime.
Why did you decide to run for office?Because for 40 years, things have been getting harder for too many Manitobans, and I wanted to make sure Manitobans had a progressive option to vote for. There are a lot of big issues - especially jobs, poverty, infrastructure and the environment - that have been neglected for years and decades under the other parties.
Manitoba is marking its 150th anniversary next year. Suggest one way we can make it a memorable occasion.Have a flotilla of boats from the culture of every Manitoban - starting with birch bark canoes, York Boats, and then various boats from cultures of new Canadians - Icelanders, Scots, Chinese, you name it. Have them travel down the Red and Assiniboine and meet at the Forks for a concert and have a party.
Tell us something about yourself that voters might find surprising.I was once thanked in a best-selling book by John Hodgman - for being an expert in “many worlds theory,” alongside George R R Martin, Ted Danson, Rachel Maddow, J. J. Abrams and others.
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