Amanda Lathlin

Amanda Lathlin
Political Party: NDP
Phone: 204-627-4764
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Rural Manitoba rejects NDP strongholds

April 19, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - The NDP is leading in only two seats outside Winnipeg, both in northern Manitoba: The Pas and Fin Flon, where incumbent Amanda Lathlin and rookie Tom Lindsey were clinging to small respective leads. In a major election upset, PC Kelly Bindle knocked ...

Pallister makes last minute appeal in northern Manitoba

April 18, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - The incumbent in the constituency of The Pas is Amanda Lathlin, daughter of onetime NDP cabinet minister Oscar Lathlin, who won the seat in a byelection. Kewatinook is represented by longtime cabinet minister Eric Robinson, an NDP MLA since 1993.

Manitoba Election 2016: The Pas

April 16, 2016 - Last Election: The 2015 by-election saw NDP Amanda Lathlin retake the seat for her party with 1,557 votes after Frank Whitehead resigned for health reasons. The previous election in 2011 saw Whitehead take the seat for the NDP with a huge 73 per cent ...

Child welfare in Manitoba election spotlight as Liberals vow to cut kids in care

March 30, 2016 - NDP Candidate Amanda Lathlin said the party would pass the customary care legislation if re-elected and focus on supporting kids in care by providing them with free tuition. Improved education can help break the child welfare cycle by ensuring parents ...

Manitoba Liberals promise to reduce number of children in government care

March 30, 2016 - NDP Candidate Amanda Lathlin said the party would pass the customary care legislation if re-elected and focus on supporting kids in care by providing them with free tuition. Improved education can help break the child welfare cycle by ensuring parents ...

Vystrcil Spence running for Liberals in Thompson in next month's provincial election

March 30, 2016

Thompson Citizen - ... poverty, discrimination, trauma, addictions, mental illness, family breakdown and lack of opportunity,” said Vystrcil-Spence when she announced her candidacy in the April 21, 2015 byelection in The Pas, which was won by the NDP's Amanda Lathlin.

Ottawa to send money, province to send help to Cross Lake

March 10, 2016

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Manitoba sends suicide prevention unit to Pimicikamak, PCs say too little, too late

March 9, 2016 - Eric Robinson said he and Amanda Lathlin, MLA for The Pas, plans to travel to Pimicikamak shortly. "We're trying to deal with the issue the best way we know how," he said. Health Canada said additional crisis mental health therapists are also scheduled ...

NDP vows to train workers about indigenous history

February 26, 2016

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Provinces' involvement crucial in MMIW inquiry: Bennett

February 26, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - The NDP identified indigenous reconciliation as a plank in their efforts to be re-elected Friday when star candidate Wab Kinew and incumbent MLA Amanda Lathlin pledged mandatory training for the province's civil service. "Manitoba's New Democrats are ...

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Questionnaire Response

Amanda Lathlin - The Pas

1. Why did you decide to run in the 2016 Manitoba election?

I am seeking re-election because the North needs a MLA who is committed to the North and a party that works with and for the North. We have solid plans in place for the North with the goal to improve quality of life for all Northern families.

There is so much more that needs to be done and it is my goal to be re-elected to ensure our plans are followed through, for health care, roads, education and jobs.

2. What experience will you bring to complement your role as MLA?

With my experience, strong community connections across the North and understanding of the issues facing Indigenous and northern communities I know I have much more I can do to help our Northern communities. It is important that the voices of Indigenous women are heard in this important election.

3. Is there anything in particular you would like to change in our province? In your electoral division?

Our NDP government is investing in infrastructure like highways, bridges and flood mitigation. There is still more to do, and every dollar we invest in these projects brings many more into our provincial and local economies. I worry when I hear the Conservatives talk about cutting infrastructure budgets. I will work to ensure we build, not cut.

4. What key issue(s) / topic(s) would like to stand for in your role as MLA, and why is it important to you?

The issue I hear about most is health care. We need to invest in quality health care close to home to attract the best doctors, nurses and front-line staff.

I also hear people talk a lot about jobs. It’s important that we keep investing in infrastructure including – but definitely not limited to – roads and highways, so we can grow the economy and create good jobs for people in our communities.

The third big issue is affordable housing and lack of housing in communities outside The Pas. We need to keep working to build more social and affordable housing, and to renovate and repair existing housing in the North. That also means working with local partners and with the new Federal government on First Nations’ housing.


5. What is one thing in particular that you value about the electoral division that you wish to represent?

The natural environment and the wonderful people who live here. I will work to ensure that I represent all the diversity and hard working people who live in the North. The North needs a strong voice. I will be that voice.

6. Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

The NDP has been part of my family through my late father, our former MLA for The Pas, Oscar Lathlin. I grew up watching my father fight for the North to ensure we had the same opportunities in education and employment as they have in southern Manitoba. The NDP represents my values and beliefs and is a true reflection of my family and my community. They’re the only party that has prioritized our people in the North with community engagement.