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Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari loses bid for seat to NDP's Wab Kinew

April 19, 2016 - Bokhari was also running against the Green Party's Grant Sharp, the Communist Party of Canada's Paula Ducharme and the Manitoba Party's Matthew Ostrove. Former NDP MLA Jennifer Howard, whose move to Ottawa allowed Kinew to run in Fort Rouge, ...

Fort Rouge hosts feisty all party debate Wednesday

April 13, 2016 - Progressive Conservative candidates Audrey Gordon, the Green's Grant Sharp and Manitoba Party's Matthew Ostrove also attended the debate organized by the Osborne Village Biz. The debate focused on public safety, small business growth and community ...

Fort Rouge candidates square off in debate on mental health issues, homelessness

April 13, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Left to right; Audrey Gordon (PC), Matthew Ostrove (Manitoba Party), Wab Kinew (NDP), Grant Sharp (Green) faced off in front of Fort Rouge / Osborne Village residents who packed Buccacino's Fresca Italiana in Osborne Village Wednesday afternoon. "I don ...

Q and A with Fort Rouge candidates

April 11, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Below are responses from Fort Rouge candidates Audrey Gordon (PC), Wab Kinew (NDP), Matthew Ostrove (Manitoba Party, or MP), Rana Bokhari (Lib) and Grant Sharp (Green). Communist Party candidate Paula Ducharme did not respond by press time.

Fort Rouge

April 3, 2016

CTV News - ... electoral division of Fort Rouge. Manitoba election 2016 candidates: - Rana Bokhari (Liberal) - Paula Ducharme (Communist Party of Canada - Manitoba) - Audrey Gordon (PC) - Wab Kinew (NDP) - Matthew Ostrove (Manitoba Party) - Grant Sharp (Green) ...

CBC Manitoba election forum: Jobs and the economy debated Thursday

March 31, 2016 - CBC News Posted: Mar 31, 2016 9:52 AM CT Last Updated: Mar 31, 2016 9:52 AM CT. Wab Kinew (NDP), Michelle Finley (Liberal), Tracey Maconachie (PC) and Grant Sharp (Green) debate plans for jobs and the economy on CBC TV and in a live web forum ...

CBC Manitoba hosts election debate on infrastructure tonight

March 30, 2016 - Thanks to those of you who asked questions, and thanks to Roxanne, Scott, Kevin and Johanna for participating. Tomorrow at 6:15 p.m. we're back with a debate on jobs and the economy with Michelle Finley, Wab Kinew, Tracey Maconachie and Grant Sharp.

Liberals, Tories, NDP in dead heat for Fort Rouge: poll

March 24, 2016 - Green candidate Grant Sharp trails far behind main party candidates with 6 per cent support. "The race in Fort Rouge is coming down to the wire," said Quito Maggi, president of Mainstreet Research in a news release. "Perhaps unexpectedly this is a ...

Fort Rouge candidates gearing up for tight race

March 20, 2016

CTV News - Five candidates are vying for the seat: Manitoba Liberal leader Rana Bokhari, Wab Kinew for the NDP, Audrey Gordon for the Progressive Conservatives, Grant Sharp for the Green Party and independent Matthew Ostrove. Fort Rouge has voted NDP since ...

Questionnaire Response

Grant Sharp - Fort Rouge

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

I am running in this election because as a voter I didn’t like my options. I believe the current administration is setting us up for failure on several fronts by making poor investment choices in our infrastructure and not paying enough attention to environmental concerns that affect all of us. Economic indicators aside, we have a huge problem with poverty in this province and a in particular child poverty. This is a tragedy that is entirely avoidable providing we take steps to fix it. The Green Plan is the only plan that addresses all of these issues, it is the only plan I feel comfortable supporting.

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

I studied Economics, Political Science and Labour Studies at U of M,  I have worked as the provincial director of  operations for a private benefits company that specialized in working with Unions, Associations and their families. These experiences have given me a good foundation of theoretical and practical experience. Having said that, I am proudest of my work  as a youth mentor.   It has given me an appreciation for how lucky I am to have had the support I did growing up and how those experiences shape us.

I am the best candidate for this riding because I am just like the members of the riding. I am a voter and I don’t like my options. I will work hard to represent the riding and I don’t have a hidden agenda.  I am running for our constituents, I am running for my kids. I may not come from a political family, or have years of experience in party politics, but I am a smart guy, I work hard, I have as strong moral compass and I am running for the right reasons. A vote for me in 2016 is a vote for progress.

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

We need to immediately take steps to lobby the government to end the ridiculous cap on funds and resources to families in need. CFS has a limit of around $1200 available to help struggling families who are at risk of having their kids put in care. By comparison, once a child is in care, that same child will receive as much as $5000 per month or more in funding. With 10000 children in care, it is high time that we put policy in place that reduces the number of new children entering care. It is the only way to reduce the number, it is the only way to help families stay together and help build trust between CFS and the families that need its services.

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

Child Poverty, Sensible policy on the Environment & Government Waste, are my key issues. Working in Foster care opened my eyes to what some of the challenges our young people are facing every single day. It is a tragedy that so many children grow up in poverty, without proper food, education or role models. Many of the children in care today are the children of people who grew up in care or are still in care themselves.  It is a vicious cycle that needs to stop. The only way to end this cycle, to stop this growing problem is to allow these families to have the financial resources  and ongoing support to take care of themselves.


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

It is my home. I grew up in nearby Riverview, attended Kelvin, played Hockey and Football for the Clippers and have lived in Fort Rouge with my family for the past 10 years. My wife and 3 kids all love this area, we value the community and we want to be able to give back.

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

I chose the Green Party because after years of flopping around with the Liberals and the Conservatives I grew tired of compromising my beliefs. Each Party brings something to the table that is important, but the Green’s are the only party that 100% put people above all else. There are no policies that are shaped to reflect special interests, as noble as some of those interests may be. This Ideological Freedom allows the Green’s to put forward common sense policy initiatives that work… even if they may ruffle some feathers.