Melanie Wight

Melanie Wight
Political Party: NDP
Phone: 204-694-3795

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Wolseley race too close to call

April 19, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - ... Tory wins turn the city blue · 'Time for a change': Tory victor in Seine River · Rural Manitoba rejects NDP strongholds · NDP's Melanie Wight loses to 'Lamoureux steamroller' · Squires topples NDP stronghold in Riel · Kinew claims victory, beating ...

Upsets and surprises across the province

April 19, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Burrows. The incumbent is Melanie Wight, a backbencher for the NDP. However, Liberal Cindy Lamoureux's father, Kevin, is a longtime MP for Winnipeg North in the area, who has had his election team out in full force which could spell trouble for Wight.

12 candidates to watch on election night in Manitoba

April 18, 2016 - ... Saturday to meet people in his area. Cindy, who is running for the first time, is a young community activist who has promised she will be as accessible as her dad. She's going up against NDP incumbent Melanie Wight, who won the constituency in 2011.

Manitoba Election 2016: Burrows riding

April 16, 2016 - Summary: Incumbent NDP MLA Melanie Wight will attempt to get re-elected. She will be defending the seat from four rookie politicians including the daughter of former MLA Kevin Lamoureux. Boundaries: Burrows is a north Winnipeg riding. The Maples riding ...

Q and A with Burrows candidates

April 11, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - The Times contacted candidates in the April 19 provincial election to answer questions for voters. Below are responses from Burrows candidates Melanie Wight (NDP), Rae Wagner (PC), Cindy Lamoureux (Liberal), Garrett Bodnaryk (Green) and Tony ...

Signs of a two way race in the Burrows constituency

April 5, 2016

CTV News - The Burrows constituency is blanketed by the signs of two people this election: NDP incumbent Melanie Wight and newcomer, Liberal candidate, Cindy Lamoureux. The Liberals have one seat in the Manitoba Legislature. Lamoureux says her party is eyeing ...

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

April 4, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - ... choose to support only one candidate with a lawn sign, but this resident's fence just off Mountain Avenue in the Burrows riding features signs for PC candidate Rae Wagner, the Liberal's Cindy Lamoureux and NDP candidate and current MLA Melanie Wight.

CTV Winnipeg

April 3, 2016

CTV News - Melanie Wight is the incumbent for the electoral division of Burrows. Manitoba election 2016 candidates: - Garrett Bodnaryk (Green) - Cindy Lamoureux (Liberal) - Tony Petrowski (Communist Party of Canada - Manitoba) - Rae Wagner (PC) - Melanie Wight ...

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Questionnaire Response

Melanie Wight - Burrows

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

I have learned a great deal in my first term and met so many amazing people.  We have worked hard together and accomplished many things like the new Quick Care Clinic and the $7 million commitment by our NDP Team to the Maples Community Centre rebuild.  A few years back, before I was an MLA, our NDP team put significant resources into the North Centennial Recreation Centre (which is across from where I live). I want us to keep moving Manitoba forward in the very important area of recreation. Both of the other parties have plans for massive cuts, which will result in lost jobs and fewer front line services.  I want to do all that I can to make sure that the people of Burrows can continue to work (Manitoba has the lowest unemployment rate in the country), get a good education for their children, and be assured that healthcare remains available to them without costly premiums or a loss of doctors and nurses.

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

I have four years of experience as MLA, and have been the Minister of Children and Youth Opportunities since 2014.  Having this understanding of how government works is key to continuing our good work in Burrows and in the Province. I spent many years working with teenage boys involved in crime as a trainer, studying topics like the effects of abuse and neglect on child development. I have a degree from the University of Manitoba as well as a certificate from Red River College in Youth Care. I am also a certified commercial property manager.  These varied experiences and education have been invaluable in my work as MLA.

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

I want to continue the forward movement I see all over Manitoba in so many areas.  I want to provide pro-active preventative care for children much earlier as we know that the first five years are the most important years. I want to make sure that our seniors and families are able to maintain a good quality of life. We will continue to invest in education, health care and infrastructure in significant ways.

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

One of the most important things is ensuring that our people are able to get good jobs and provide for themselves and their families. This starts with good education and we have been working to improve educational opportunities every year. We are also investing in infrastructure and flood mitigation and this has stimulated the economy. In 2015 it resulted in Manitoba being the number one job creator in the country. I want to make sure we remain on this path.

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

I value the diversity of our community and the respect that everyone has for each other.  I am also so touched by the kindness and generosity of the people I meet at the doors, and the many people that so willingly volunteer their time and money to make our community what it is.


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

I want to thank the people of Burrows for giving me the honour of representing this community.  If reelected, I look forward to being able to get back to helping people from our constituency office on McPhillips, and supporting and attending the many incredibly diverse events all over the Province.