Jacqueline Theroux

Jacqueline Theroux
Political Party: NDP
Phone: 1-877-863-2976

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Manitoba Election 2016: Midland riding

April 16, 2016

Globalnews.ca - Summary: Progressive Conservative incumbent Blaine Pedersen will seek re-election for the second time while Jacqueline Theroux will try to take the riding for the NDP. Two rookie politicians, the Liberal's Julia Sisler and the Green Party's Stacey O ...

Questionnaire Response

Jacqueline Theroux - Midland

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

As someone who has worked in health care as both an administrator and front-line worker, I am concerned about the risk of cuts to healthcare.  I experienced first-hand the results of cuts to front-line workers and it affected patient care and Manitobans needing health services. I don’t want to see that happen again by Brian Pallister and the Conservatives.

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

I have lived in Midland for 40 years. I am a proud wife, mother and grandmother to six wonderful grandchildren. I am a registered nurse with a degree in Registered Psychiatric Nursing and have worked in emergency medical services delivery and healthcare management before returning to work as a front-line nurse in 2006. This experience has shown me that the way to build better health care is by investing in hospital upgrades and hiring more front line workers. We simply can’t afford the cuts and privatization being promised by the Conservatives, which will inevitably lead to lower quality care for families and a two-tiered system that puts the needs of the wealthy ahead of those who need it most.

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

I believe that we need to continue moving forward with investments in core services like health, education and child care so that they are there for families. The Conservatives are talking about cutting funding to these important services, which will put people out of work and mean families can’t access the services they need.

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

Families want to know that health care will be there for them when they need it. I am proud to say the NDP has committed to cutting ambulance fees in half and eliminating the per kilometer charge for rural areas as well as making ambulance fees eligible as a Pharmacare expense.

We also know that families need a little bit of help in tough times, which is why we are working to keep life affordable with a new tax break for working and middle class families, and our commitment to ensure Manitobans have the lowest costs for their utility bundle of vehicle insurance, electricity and home heating costs.

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

The caring and compassionate spirit of people in our community. Just like people here care for their neighbours, I will be your voice in government looking out for your priorities and your needs.

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

I have lived and worked in Midland for 40 years. The concerns of local families are also my concerns. I will work hard to ensure that your priorities are addressed and that we continue to invest in the services you depend on.