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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 GPM
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 GPM
The Pallister government plans to eliminate the deficit by 2022. Should balancing the books be a priority?
Not importantPC GPM
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 GPM
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 GPM
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 GPM
I would rather have more money in my pocket through tax cuts than have the provincial government increase spending on public services.
Strongly agreePC GPM
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 GPM
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 GPM
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: Financial Advisor and a small business owner in the Tyndall Park community
Education:Master of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology Bachelor of Arts in Economics
What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?The biggest issue that comes up while talking to the constituents of Tyndall Park is the improvement needed at the local community center. Also, lack of public transportation in the newer parts of the constituency and public safety are among the major issues. Addressing the community center issue and the lack of public transit requires lobbying and establishing a clear line of communication with the Councillor and MP for the area. I am prepared to work for my constituents to resolve these important issues. Public safety is an issue that is common to a number of constituencies and I've devised a plan to set up all the groundwork for a Neighbourhood Watch which will get the ball rolling for further safety initiatives.
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Profession: Self-Employed, General contractor
Education:University of Manitoba Bachelor of Commerce degree
What is the biggest issue facing your community, and how would you address it?There are a lot of changes to our healthcare system that are happening too quickly. The closure of the emergency department at Seven Oaks General Hospital is one of those changes. Support for front line health care workers should be a priority.
Why did you decide to run for office?I am concerned with the state of politics, policies and human rights. I'm concerned that the services that are meant for the people of Manitoba are not going to be there. My values are in line with those of the Green Party. They are fighting to challenge the status quo, which in my opinion is the only way to make change for the better.
Manitoba is marking its 150th anniversary next year. Suggest one way we can make it a memorable occasion.A street festival on Broadway from Main St to Portage Ave!
Tell us something about yourself that voters might find surprising.I do not want to be a politician. I want to be a voice for change in the current political environment.
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