Steven Fletcher

Steven Fletcher
Political Party: PC
Phone: 204-284-7846
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'The sky is gonna be blue!' Conservatives win big majority in Manitoba election

April 19, 2016

Brandon Sun - Steven Fletcher, a former federal Conservative MP, will be one of the new PC members of the legislature after winning in Assiniboia. The Liberals doubled their seat count to two: incumbent Jon Gerrard and newcomer Cindy Lamoureux. They were in a tight ...

PC Steven Fletcher takes Assiniboia riding

April 19, 2016

CTV News - Tory Steven Fletcher has been elected in the hotly contested Assiniboia riding, CTV News Winnipeg has declared. Fletcher beat out New Democrat Joe McKellep, Liberal Ian McCausland, and Green Party candidate Ileana Ohlsson. The constituency used to ...

Upsets and surprises across the province

April 19, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - The 41st provincial election will have no shortage of interesting storylines, so to keep track, here's a round-up of the most compelling campaigns in the province. Assiniboia. A wide open race with no incumbent, former Conservative MP Steven Fletcher ...

Manitoba election: 15 constituencies to watch

April 18, 2016 - Manitobans head to the polls Tuesday to vote in 57 constituencies. Here is a list of constituencies with interesting races to watch on election night. 1. Assiniboia. Former Conservative MP Steven Fletcher is running for the Progressive Conservatives ...

9 Manitoba ridings to watch on election night

April 18, 2016 - However, the seat is up for grabs this year at Rondeau is not seeking re-election, and there is a strong Progressive Conservative candidate in the running – former Member of Parliament Steven Fletcher. Adams said because of Fletcher's strong name ...

Selinger, Kinew atop Twitter tabulations

April 16, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - Among individual MLA candidates, NDP Fort Rouge candidate Wab Kinew has the most followers with more than 46,900. Former MP and Tory Assiniboia candidate Steven Fletcher is second with more than 6,100 followers. Kinew sparked controversy early in ...

Assiniboia candidates Q & A

April 11, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - The Metro reached out to candidates in the April 19 provincial election to answer questions for voters. Below are responses from Assiniboia candidates Steven Fletcher (PC), Joe McKellep (NDP) and Ian McCausland (Lib). Steven Fletcher (PC) Age: 43

NDP faces formidable foe in former MP Fletcher

April 9, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - But the Conservatives have countered with formidable politico Steven Fletcher, who won four straight federal elections before being defeated in October. He'd lost his only previous attempt at a provincial nomination since he was a right-wing president ...

Stephen Harper's last heroes take aim at provincial power

April 4, 2016 - But others newly in the political wilderness have joined their sides: defeated St. Catharines MP Rick Dykstra has become Ontario PC president, while former MP Steven Fletcher is vying for a seat on the Winnipeg turf that was part of his federal riding ...

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Questionnaire Response

Steven Fletcher - Assiniboia

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

I have gained a wealth of experience as a federal cabinet minister that can help Brian Pallister and the Progressive Conservative team implement a better plan for Manitoba, and I’d like to put that experience to work for Assiniboia in the Manitoba Legislature.

For the last 16 years the NDP has made a mess that is going to take more than rookies to fix. It’s time for genuine change, with real targets, that brings measurable results, and an end to Greg Selinger’s broken NDP government. The Brian Pallister PC Team and I have a combination of new ideas and the government experience and expertise to get Assiniboia and Manitoba back on track.

During my 11 years as Member of Parliament for our area, I have come to know the people of Assiniboia as constituents, friends and neighbours. I have helped bring funding for improvements like the St. James Arena, Silver Heights Community Centre, CentrePort infrastructure and many other local initiatives.

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

I am a Shaftesbury High School grad and went to the U of M where I graduated with a degree in engineering. After a car accident left me paralyzed from the neck down, I returned to the U of M to complete a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

I believe that public service is a way I can best give back to a city, a province and a country that helped me when I needed help to heal and find my way back to a full and meaningful life. Public service has become the full-time focus of my life.

I am proud that for more than a decade of public service, I championed improvements to the services and infrastructure Canadians and Manitobans rely on. And I am especially proud of how I was able to ensure that Manitoba received its fair share of tax dollars from Ottawa – experience I can continue to use as an MLA here in Manitoba.

Experienced Political Leader

  • Member of Parliament 2004 to 2015, representing Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingly
  • Minister of State (Transport) 2011-2013
  • Minister of State (Democratic Reform) 2008-2011
  • Parliamentary Secretary to two Ministers, 2006-2008
  • Senior Health Critic, 2004


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

For starters, Manitoba and Assiniboia residents face too great a tax burden. The NDP government, broke their election promise and hiked the PST a full percent – as a Progressive Conservative government we will roll back the PST to 7% in our first term.

Residents of our province are also tired of suffering some of the longest health and emergency care wait times in all of Canada like those at Grace Hospital. The Progressive Conservative Party has committed to bring genuine change and a plan that brings results by establishing a Wait Times Reduction Task Force and the addition of new personal care home beds.

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

The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba has committed to reducing the tax burden on Manitobans and we will do so by rolling back the PST to 7% during our first term.

As an MLA I would continue my tradition of hosting community forums (I hosted over 100 during the 11 years I represented this area) as well as other community engagement and interaction events such as BBQs and open houses. These “Fletcher Forums” are a very valuable way for me to get input from Assiniboia residents on issues facing the area. And of course I will also continue to visit throughout the community regularly to hear what matters to my constituents.

And finally, and possibly most importantly, it is my goal to help make a society where everyone, regardless of their ancestry, who they are, level of ability or where they live, has the opportunity to reach their full potential as human beings. I believe government should be there to help when help is needed and get out of the way when it’s not. This is important to me because I believe in the empowerment of the individual and individuals benefit from the fruits of their efforts

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

Assiniboia is a family community with grandparents, kids and grand-kids all mixed in the community and all adding a richness to the experience of the others. As a person who is very connected to my family, Assiniboia is a comfortable and familiar community to be a part of.

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

Only the Brian Pallister Progressive Conservative team and I have the senior government experience and expertise to get Assiniboia and Manitoba back on track.

For the last 16 years the NDP has made a mess that cannot continue, and that is going to take more than rookies to fix. Parents and grandparents are tired of watching their kids and grandchildren move away because they can’t find good jobs, and are tired of low educational standards and long health care wait times.

And while the NDP have created the mess, the Liberals have demonstrated clearly – especially over the last several weeks – that they lack the candidates, the expertise, and the experience to fix the problems that the NDP government is going to leave for us on April 19th.

It’s time for a plan with real targets and measurable results, put together by people with real experience and government expertise.