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Q and A with River Heights provincial candidates

April 11, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - The Sou'wester contacted candidates in the April 19 provincial election to answer questions for voters. Below are responses from River Heights candidates Shafagh Daneshfar (NDP), Jon Gerrard (Lib), Tracey Maconachie (PC), and Michael Cardillo (Green).

River Heights will be 'a tough battle on election night,' expert says

April 11, 2016 - Also vying for the seat in River Heights is NDP candidate Shafagh Daneshfar, who immigrated to Canada from Iran with her family in 2005. She is currently a member with the University of Winnipeg Students' Association. Michael Cardillo, a soil scientist ...

River Heights

April 6, 2016

CTV News - Jon Gerrard is the incumbent in the electoral division of River Heights. Manitoba election 2016 candidates: - Michael Cardillo (Green) - Shafagh Daneshfar (NDP) - Jon Gerrard (Liberal) - Tracey Maconachie (PC) ...

Tracey Maconachie running for PCs in River Heights

March 28, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Other candidates in River Heights include the NDP's Shafagh Daneshfar and the Green Party's Michael Cardillo. Check and next week's paper for more candidate profiles. The provincial election is April 19. Read more by Danielle Da ...

Young Manitoban voters quiz premier, NDP brass at trivia night

February 7, 2016 - It was also meant to help dispel misconceptions about some of the party representatives, according to Shafagh Daneshfar, co-chair of the Manitoba Young New Democrats. "To get that one-on-one interaction with your premier and your other MLAs or ...

Questionnaire Response

Shafagh Daneshfar - River Heights

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

As a young person and community advocate, I believe it was important to stand up for issues such as post-secondary education and jobs. With a decreasing youth voter turnout in recent elections, I think it is important that more young people’s voices are heard.

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

I am an active community volunteer, working with the Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope, the Canadian Federation of Students and the Menno Simons Student Association. I also come from an immigrant family and have first hand insight into the joys and challenges newcomer families face. I will work with community members as well as local activists to help address the concerns of constituents.

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

River Heights is a vibrant and dynamic community. With a growing population, residents in River Heights are worried about their access to schools and quality childcare. I am proud of the NDP’s commitment to invest in these core areas. There is always more for the government to do, and cuts to services are not the answer. We need to make life easier for families in Manitoba, not more difficult.

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

I will work with and advocate for the communities in River Heights to make life more affordable for families and continue to make schools and child care a priority. I am proud to support a party that embraces diversity and progressive values. The NDP actively fights for the rights of all women in our province, regardless of their race, age or socioeconomic class. We continue to work towards creating a safe and welcoming community for everyone.

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

I think River Heights is a constituency of progressive voters that embrace a sense of community in their constituency. As MLA, I will commit to working with community members, community groups and other political representatives to enhance our already community oriented neighbourhood. In my previous employment, I had the opportunity to work with municipal representatives, including folks from John Orlikow’s office. If elected, I will continue working together with our community partners on issues that matter to all constituents.

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

I am honoured to run to represent the people of River Height and look forward to working with constituents to make the constituency and our province a more inclusive place for all individuals – because everyone matters.