Greg Dewar

Greg Dewar
Political Party: NDP
Phone: 204-785-5600
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Rural Manitoba rejects NDP strongholds

April 19, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - And in Selkirk, held by the NDP since 1990, NDP finance minister Greg Dewar lost his seat to veterinarian Alan Lagimodiere. The Tories also reclaimed Dawson Trail from the NDP, picked up Swan River and claimed Gimli, a riding where the voters have ...

Manitoba Election 2016: Selkirk riding

April 16, 2016 - Summary: Selkirk is located in Manitoba's southeastern region. Longtime NDP MLA Greg Dewar is seeking re-election for his seventh term. Boundaries: Selkirk is bordered to the east by the Lac Du Bonnet riding, to the south by St. Paul, to the west by ...

Longtime NDP MLA faces new challengers in Selkirk

April 7, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - SELKIRK — For a quarter of a century, the only MLA the provincial riding of Selkirk has ever known is the NDP's Greg Dewar. He won his first race in 1990, at the age of 35. He went on to win another five elections, making Selkirk the only safe ...

Stephen Harper's last heroes take aim at provincial power

April 4, 2016 - Manitoba Conservative and opposition leader Brian Pallister speaks to media after Manitoba Finance Minister Greg Dewar read the 2015 budget for the province at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Thursday, April 30, 2015. (John Woods/CP). Daylight ...

Provincial Candidates Square Off In Infrastructure Debate

March 30, 2016

CJOB - NDP candidate in Selkirk and former Finance Minister Greg Dewar pitched his parties promise to spent the money generated by the controversial PST hike. “The Conservatives, completed neglected infrastructure for all the years they were in office. The ...

PCs accuse NDP of 'hiding' $180M gap in fiscal plan

March 26, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - MLA Dave Chomiak, Government House Leader tables the Fiscal Outlook despite the oppositions attempt to keep Finance Minister Greg Dewar from presenting the Fiscal Outlook at the Manitoba Legislature. Manitoba's Progressive Conservatives say NDP ...

Economic rhetoric

March 26, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESSNDP Finance Minister Greg Dewar. "We're starting to see good numbers now, and we're anticipating that we shall return to surplus as long as we continue to spend less than we (have) coming in." — Finance Minister ...

Six ridings outside Winnipeg to watch

March 15, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Long an NDP stronghold, but the PCs came within fewer than 500 votes last time. Incumbent Tom Nevakshonoff is in trouble. Selkirk. Incumbent Greg Dewar has held this seat since 1990. When it hasn't gone NDP – this was Howard Pawley's turf – it has gone ...

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Questionnaire Response

Greg Dewar - Selkirk

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

I was born in Selkirk, raised in Cloverdale, and come from a farming family with deep roots in the area. My grandfather was a mayor of Selkirk and I am proud to take part in that tradition of serving my community. I was eager to run in this important election because Manitobans are faced with a choice between the steady progress we have shown through difficult economic times, and the risky cuts and privatization that Brian Pallister is offering. I’ve heard a lot of concerns from my constituents about the dangers of a PC government and recognized that it was important for me to continue working hard on behalf for the people of Selkirk, who deserve a government and an MLA who are committed to supporting and building the community.

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

I was born and raised in the community and have always called it home. Before entering politics I was educated and worked here as a steelworker, business owner, and on the family farm. I’ve done local volunteer and community work for many years, including as an organizer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, treasurer of the Selkirk and District Environmental Organization, founding director of the Maurepas Village Housing Co-operative, and vice-chair of the Selkirk Restitution and Reconciliation Committee. And of course as an MLA I have gained invaluable experience on how to get important results for my constituents. I look forward to continuing that work.

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

One particular issue of immediate importance is working together with our municipal partners in Selkirk and Winnipeg to find a solution to the service that will be lost when the Beaver Bus stops running.

More generally, we have made great investments in Selkirk, including building and expanding schools and health care services. We need to keep improving both to provide the best possible opportunities for our kids, and to provide the best possible care for our ageing loved ones.

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

Jobs and investing in infrastructure, including highways 9 and 59 and Main Street in Selkirk, so we can grow the economy and create good jobs that better our communities.

Keeping life affordable with tax breaks for working and middle class families and seniors.

Investing in quality health care, including completing our new hospital, with its MRI facilities, and preserving our Quick Care Clinic, which takes the strain off our emergency room.

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

Selkirk and St. Clements are a great part of Manitoba. We have seen positive growth and had great success with our communities working together. There is a lot of history in this riding, a great sense of community, and we work hard to make lives better for ourselves and one another. To me this is the most important part of the job: finding solutions to problems and ways to build on our strengths by working together in partnership.

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

It has been an honour to represent the great people of the Tri-S region and I hope I will have that honour once again on April 19.