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A Tory Tidal Wave Sweeps NDP From Office

April 19, 2016

CJOB - James Allum also won his seat in Fort Garry-Riverview defeating the Green party leader James Beddome. Nahanni Fontaine of the NDP, told 680 CJOB that, “I am in shock”. She won the St Johns Electoral Division in a close race with the PC's Barbara Judt.

St. Johns stays orange after Nahanni Fontaine win

April 19, 2016

CTV News - The constituency of St. Johns will remain orange after Nahanni Fontaine won former cabinet minister Gord Mackintosh's old seat. Mackintosh announced earlier this year he would not seek re-election, despite being nominated to run in the St. Johns ...

Upsets and surprises across the province

April 19, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - It has been in the NDP hands since the 1960s and is wide open after Gord Mackintosh announced after 23 years he wasn't seking re-election. Nahanni Fontaine is a nationally known indigenous activist and seen as one of the faces of renewal for the party.

Manitoba election: 15 constituencies to watch

April 18, 2016 - St. Johns. Longtime cabinet minister Gord Mackintosh, who held the seat since 2003, didn't run this time. High-profile indigenous activist Nahanni Fontaine is running for the NDP. Liberal Noel Bernier is in tough, since the constituency has always been ...

Manitoba candidates say they're focused on campaigns not mudslinging

April 12, 2016 - Bernier is running against NDP candidate Nahanni Fontaine and PC candidate Barbara Judt. PC candidate Audrey Gordon said she is also focusing on voter's issues. Gordon said she spent Monday evening door knocking in Fort Rouge where she's running ...

Q and A with St. Johns 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 St. Johns candidates Noel Bernier (Lib), Nahanni Fontaine (NDP) and Barbara Judt (PC). Green candidate Elizabeth Puchailo didn't ...

CTV Winnipeg

April 6, 2016

CTV News - There is no incumbent in the electoral division of St. Johns. Manitoba election 2016 candidates: - Noel Bernier (Liberal) - Nahanni Fontaine (NDP) - Barbara Judt (PC) - Elizabeth Puchailo (Green) ...

North End candidates spar over Manitoba Hydro megaprojects at St. John's debate

March 31, 2016 - The NDP's Nahanni Fontaine defended her party's management of energy policy and Manitoba Hydro. All projects undertaken by Manitoba Hydro are done in "consultation with stakeholders," she said. "I question the motives for trying to make the board look ...

Sports themed promises part of Manitoba election campaign platforms

March 29, 2016 - The parties also made promises in other areas. The New Democrats also promised to create a 24-hour centre for vulnerable women in downtown Winnipeg. Candidate Nahanni Fontaine says the party would work with community agencies to create the centre ...

Sports themed promises part of Manitoba election campaign platforms

March 29, 2016

CTV News - The parties also made promises in other areas. The New Democrats also promised to create a 24-hour centre for vulnerable women in downtown Winnipeg. Candidate Nahanni Fontaine says the party would work with community agencies to create the centre ...

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Questionnaire Response

Nahanni Fontaine - St. Johns

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

I decided to run in this election because, as a single mother, my children’s future must be one which affords them and all Manitobans every opportunity to succeed and contribute to a society which advocates for our most marginalized. We must continue to work to end violence against women and children, and continue to build our investments in schools, hospitals, and family services that we all depend upon. We cannot afford to let Pallister’s Conservatives and Bokhari’s Liberals undo the good work we’ve accomplished together in the Province.

As an Indigenous woman, I am proud that Manitobans continue to lead the country in listening to the perspectives of Indigenous peoples from both urban and northern regions. I wish to further my commitment as an advocate for Indigenous Manitobans, low-and-middle income families and all in the Province as we journey together on the path towards reconciliation, healing, renewal and prosperity.


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

I was raised in St. Johns and Point Douglas, and my family has a long history in Winnipeg’s North End that began in the 1950s. It was in St. Johns that I began my journey towards healing and spiritual growth. Through my work with the families of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, I listened to and advocated on behalf of people who needed to be heard. I truly believe that everyone matters. I will listen to the people of St. Johns and ensure their concerns are heard at the Legislature.

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

The NDP is committed to improving the lives of St. Johns’ working and middle class families, as well as people who are struggling. Our party has a proven track record of delivering highly effective social programs that are sustainable and fiscally responsible. Our commitment to increase the minimum wage by 50 cents per year will put more money in the pockets of thousands of St. Johns residents. We will continue furthering the legacy and work of Gord Mackintosh by making further investments in our Aging in Place Strategy to create safe, affordable housing for St. Johns seniors and elders. I was also pleased to join our leader in announcing the establishment of a 24/7 women’s drop-in support centre in the inner city for vulnerable women and children confronting violence.

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

What I am hearing on the doorstep is that health care and education are very important to St. Johns residents. The NDP shares these priorities and that’s reflected in the investments we’re making. The new Seven Oaks QuickCare clinic on Jefferson (opening this spring) will provide people in St. Johns convenient access to routine health services and treatment for minor ailments. The NDP will continue to invest in the training, education and skills development our young people need to get good jobs and keep Manitoba moving forward. Our Youth Job Strategy will provide more support for paid work and on-the-job training opportunities, create 200 more apprenticeship seats across the Province, and increase funding for universities and colleges.

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

St Johns is such a spectacularly diverse community and my experience as an organizer and advocate will help me give them the strong representation they deserve.

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

The NDP remains the only party that has unwaveringly stood up for the rights and wellbeing of all Manitobans. The NDP will continue to safeguard and build sustainable frontline services and supports for improved healthcare, education, women and children’s advocacy, workers’ rights, infrastructure, and economic development. We are also the party that best embodies the values of diversity, inclusion and equality for women, Indigenous peoples, people of colour, LGBTTQ*, peoples with disabilities and our elderly.