2011 Manitoba Election Archive
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Stephen Weedon - Fort Rouge
Why did you decide to run in the 2011 Manitoba election?
Fort Rouge needs a Green voice in the Manitoba Legislature. I am proud to be a Fort Rouge resident. For too long, the PC and NDP parties' governance has directly led to increased environmental degradation, higher levels of crime, and a plethora of problems related to short term minded decision making. Manitobans need new parties in the Legislature to keep the PC and NDP in line to ensure that future generations also have a high quality of life. We are not a two party province. Vote Green on October 4th for the sake of long term forward thinking, democracy, quality of life, and environmental sustainability.
What experience will you bring to compliment your role as MLA?
Working with the public in the private and NGO sectors. Traveling and living abroad in 22 countries forced me to compare regional policies which has given me a keen sense of where the Manitoba government has prevailed and failed.
Is there anything in particular you would like to change in our province? In your electoral division?
- Increase funding to education facilities particularly post secondary to expand capacity to train more health and trades workers
- Shift from current health model to a preventative approach
- Shift to Universal Basic Income to reduce current bureaucracy in the fight against poverty
- Make public transit free
- Increase bike lanes
- End current plans to build Bipole III
- Shift freight to the rail system rather than wear out our roads, streets and highways
- Shift from the current policing model to a community police model
- Clean Lake Winnipeg and restore Manitoba's wetlands
- Shift from retributive justice to restorative justice
- Increase crime prevention by increasing youth opportunities and utilizing retributive justice
- End any plans to have nuclear waste to be transported through Manitoba
What is one thing you stand for that is not a part of your political party's platform?
I would like to see a more competitive daycare market and one way to achieve this is to remove red tape to start a daycare business particularly a small one that can be run by one person (ie: a single parent).
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
If elected, I will be a strong representative for Fort Rouge. I promise to be accountable and transparent and open to constructive dialogue with my constituents. The first thing I will do is hold a first of many public forums so Fort Rouge residents can personally voice their concerns and issues to me.
What is your favourite location in the electoral division you are currently a candidate for?
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