Dashi Zargani

Dashi Zargani
Political Party: NDP
Phone: 204-615-9770
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PC Andrew Smith wins Southdale: CTV News Winnipeg

April 19, 2016

CTV News - PC candidate Andrew Smith has been elected in the Southdale riding, CTV News has declared. The former staffer with Provencher MP Ted Falk won in the formerly New Democrat riding, beating out Liberal Ryan Colyer and NDP candidate Dashi Zargani.

An open race in Southdale constituency

April 16, 2016

CTV News - Dashi Zargani sits as the candidate for the NDP incumbent party. He said his party has brought positive change to the area. "We have the community centre in here and that's a big investment we did, and it's considered one of the best community centres ...

Greens say NDP played dirty

April 16, 2016

Brandon Sun - New Democrat Dashi Zargani, Progressive Conservative Andrew Smith and Liberal Ryan Colyer are vying for the Southdale seat in the provincial election on Tuesday. NDP spokesman Andrew Tod said he knew nothing of the Green party's allegations.

Q and A with Southdale candidates

April 11, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - The Lance contacted candidates in the April 19 provincial election to answer questions for voters. Here are responses from Southdale candidates Dashi Zargani (NDP), Andrew Smith (PC), and Ryan Colyer (Lib). Dashi Zargani (NDP) Age: 45. Occupation: ...

CTV Winnipeg

April 6, 2016

CTV News - ... division of Southdale. CTV Winnipeg Published Wednesday, April 6, 2016 6:04PM CST. There is no incumbent in the electoral division of Southdale. Manitoba election 2016 candidates: - Ryan Colyer (Liberal) - Andrew Smith (PC) - Dashi Zargani (NDP) ...

Zargani aims to win Southdale for NDP

March 28, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Dashi Zargani says he hopes to be given the chance to give back to his community. Zargani, 45, is the NDP candidate for the Southdale riding in the upcoming provincial election, which is scheduled for April 19. Dashi Zargani arrived in Canada as a ...

Southdale NDP candidate chosen

January 31, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - The NDP has chosen Dashi Zargani to run in the Southdale constituency during the next provincial election. The nomination took place at the Southdale Community Centre Sunday. More than 250 supporters were on hand, said a party news release.

Questionnaire Response

Dashi Zargani - Southdale

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

I left my home in Iraq because of the lack of political freedom.  Since coming to Canada and settling in Winnipeg, I am grateful for the freedom and opportunity here.  I truly understand what a privilege our democracy is and want to give something back to the province that has been so good to me and my family.

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

I bring my experience as an immigrant, as a business owner and as a husband and father of three. To truly represent people you need to understand and share their experience. Each of these three areas of experience give me much in common with a wide cross-section of the constituents of Southdale, and will help me to better represent their needs and concerns in the Manitoba Legislature.

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

I believe our province has been on a steady course of growth and improvement that I would like to be a part of moving forward.  Across the province we have made great strides in creating good jobs, improving training opportunities for young people, and providing the health care that families rely on.  While much has been achieved, there is still much to do, and I look forward to being a part of those achievements. In Southdale, I would like to continue increasing the number of childcare spaces available, and to continue improving services for seniors that will help older adults to stay healthy and in their homes longer.

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

Improving services for families, whether in the areas of education, childcare, health care or services for seniors.  These things are important to me because I understand their impact on my own family, and I want all Manitobans to have the same great opportunities that will help their families thrive. I worry when I hear other parties talk about cuts to the core services families count on. I am committed to standing up for families and the services they need.

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

Southdale is growing and attracting many young families. Being a father of three myself, I feel I understand and value the needs of Southdale’s constituents in a way that will allow me to help them work towards getting the services and facilities they need.

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

The most important thing an MLA does is represent the needs and concerns of their constituents at the provincial level.  If elected I promise to be available to my constituents, and to keep the lines of communication open so that they know their voices are heard and that their concerns are my concerns.