Ed Paquette

Ed Paquette
Political Party: Manitoba Party
Phone: 204-818-0963
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Manitoba Election 2016: Gimli riding

April 16, 2016

Globalnews.ca - Summary: Gimli does not have an incumbent as longtime NDP MLA Peter Bjornson is not seeking re-election. Boundaries: Gimli is located in the Interlake region, north of Winnipeg. It is bordered to the north by the Interlake riding and Lake Winnipeg, to ...

Who will win the election? Just look to Gimli riding

April 6, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - ... Gimli will affect the outcome April 19. In 2011, the Liberal candidate received two per cent of the popular vote in the riding. Along the NDP and PC candidates, the Green party's Dwight Harfield and the Manitoba Party's Ed Paquette are also running ...

Liberals, NDP announce new candidates

March 15, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - ... Peter Bjornson, resigned last summer. The Progressive Conservatives are running Jeffrey Wharton, while the NDP are running Armand Belanger. Ed Paquette, an independent candidate, is also running. The Tories have announced all 57 candidates slated ...

Questionnaire Response

Ed Paquette - Gimli

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

Lower taxes for all Manitobans, and stop mandatory hookups to municipal sewers for people that have functioning septic fields.

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

I am an engineer, and worked my way up to titles like mechanical maintenance supervisor, and plant superintendent of a cryogenic distillation plant.

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

Lower taxes.

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

Raise the personal exemption to $20,000 for every taxpayer, to $40,000 per couple, and to $48,000 for a family with any children under the age of 18 years.
Reduce the provincial income tax rate to a flat rate of 10% on income above the personal exemption for individuals and families, and to 10% for all businesses.
Reduce the Provincial Sales Tax to 5% immediately, or by 1% per year over a 4 year period to ultimately 4%. The choice is yours.
No PST charged on all food items, even those purchased within restaurants.
Reverse the PST recently imposed by the NDP upon Home, Auto, Business, and Life Insurance.
Abolish all environmental charges on food items.
All taxes gained from the gas tax will go to building, improving and maintaining roads across the province.
A Land Transfer Tax of a $250 flat fee.
The abolition of the Aviation Fuel Tax.
The abolition of the Payroll Tax ( the Health and Post-Secondary Education Tax Levy).
Lowering the property tax burden on condominiums and apartments to 70% of that imposed upon detached and semi-detached residences by freezing current taxes.
Secondary Proposals
Abolish all red-light and speed cameras and mobile units, but retain those operated on the roads by police officers.

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

Saving you money on taxes.

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

I am an outsider to the political establishment because we need a new path.  Politics as usual has led us to giving half our income to taxes.