Michelle Finley

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St. James candidates speak on issues

April 11, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - The Metro contacted candidates in the April 19 provincial election to answer questions for voters. Below are responses from St. James candidates Jeff Buhse (Green), Scott Johnston (PC), Deanne Crothers (NDP) and Michelle Finley (Lib). Jeff Buhse (Green)

CTV Winnipeg

April 6, 2016

CTV News - Deanne Crothers is the incumbent in the electoral division of St. James. Manitoba election 2016 candidates: - Jeff Buhse (Green) - Deanne Crothers (NDP) - Bradley Gross (Manitoba Party) - Michelle Finley (Liberal) - Scott Johnston (PC) ...

Manitoba election: Liberal support on the decline in Winnipeg, poll suggests

April 4, 2016

CBC.ca - Cook is running Michelle Finley's provincial campaign for the Liberals in St. James. Stewart had been acting in an advisory role for Finley's campaign until recently. As far as the optics of three Liberal-affiliated people putting out a poll that doesn ...

CBC Manitoba election forum: Jobs and the economy debated Thursday

March 31, 2016

CBC.ca - 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

CBC.ca - 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.

St. James voters ‘looking for common sense politics’

February 29, 2016

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Small business summit a great idea

November 3, 2015

Winnipeg Free Press - According to Michelle Finley, acting public engagement officer, the office will be looking to other cities for their best practises, including the City of Calgary. Small business owners should look at the opportunities to share the effects of ...

Liberals overcome Conservatives in Charleswood St. James Assiniboia Headingley

October 20, 2015

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More ‘deficiencies’ keep cops out of new HQ till December

September 17, 2015

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Sinking feeling on Ness Avenue

September 7, 2015

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Questionnaire Response

Michelle Finley - St. James

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

The decision to enter politics did not happen over night for me. I have known since about 2006 that I wanted to enter politics. The seed was planted when I worked with Habitat for Humanity Winnipeg. I worked closely with low-income working families and it opened my eyes to the struggles that many Manitoba families face. My time at Habitat for Humanity inspired me to want to make things better for people. For the past 10 years, I have planned my career and personal interests around gaining the experience I feel a good politician should have.

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

My time with Habitat for Humanity and working with Jon Gerrard at the Legislature, allowed me to work closely with people who were struggling to get ahead. Both jobs taught me to listen more effectively and approach each person’s unique problem or issue with compassion and empathy.

My current role with the City of Winnipeg has provided a variety of opportunities to excel at working in an environment that is changing from hour to hour and also allowed me to develop strong skills in how to effectively work with different stakeholder groups and populations. I think this is a valuable skill for an elected official to have.

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

I am very passionate about poverty reduction because I started my life in poverty. I believe poverty is the single biggest issue this province has. It impacts every single government service and department.

Most people think St. James is an affluent neighbourhood but there are thousands of people living here that are either living in poverty or very close to it.

I would like to focus on increasing affordable housing for all ages and abilities. I also want to ensure that there is quality childcare available as soon as parents want to return to work following the birth or adoption of a child, or if they need to enter the workforce for any reason.


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

I really value the open spaces and parks in St. James. I think having so many green spaces makes for a healthier neighbourhood and also makes for a stronger sense of community.

I am also thankful for our recreation facilities and our community clubs. There is something special about the volunteers in St. James that keep our local clubs open and thriving.

And you cannot live in St. James and not value Sargent Sundae.