2011 Manitoba Election Archive
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News that Mentions David Tymoshchuk
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
The Manitoban - The party has five candidates running for a spot in the legislature, Cheryl-Anne Carr for Minto, Lisa Gallagher for Brandon West, Frank Komarniski for Burrows, David Tymoshchuk for Logan, and Darrell Rankin, who is the leader of the Manitoba Communists ...
David Tymoshchuk - Logan
Why did you decide to run in the 2011 Manitoba election?
To give a choice in Logan that stands out from the main political parties. I believe it's more important to run in this election than in the past the more I see the main parties roll out their platforms. I don't see much choice among them. So I am happy to run as the small guy if only to say "The emperor has no clothes - this is what we could do as a province instead ".
What experience will you bring to compliment your role as MLA?
I'm very approachable and people open up to me even when I'm not running. I can distill legislation and see what it means for the unemployed, working poor, and those who are about to be poor if things don't change. People in my riding can find out how they will be affected as far as government policy is concerned.
Is there anything in particular you would like to change in our province?
That's easy, End Poverty, and start to get to that goal IMMEDIATELY with policies from our party's platform.
In your electoral division?
Establish free hot lunch programs in schools, starting in Logan riding schools. Convert slums, abandoned buildings and vacant lots into public housing.
What is one thing you stand for that is not a part of your political party's platform?
Public housing and mixed income housing downtown. It will help more for the downtown than developer's megaprojects have done in the past.
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
I think people should do more than just vote, and wait for changes, join the Communists and organize in the streets for changes, run in the next election youself besides me. Because as a group of people nobody is going to represent us except ourselves.
What is your favourite location in the electoral division you are currently a candidate for?
Tough to decide. Downtown in general. It's gets a bad rap, but I like it, and its potential.
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