Tom Lindsey

Tom Lindsey
Political Party: NDP
Phone: 204-681-2260
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Rural Manitoba rejects NDP strongholds

April 19, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - The NDP is leading in only two seats outside Winnipeg, both in northern Manitoba: The Pas and Fin Flon, where incumbent Amanda Lathlin and rookie Tom Lindsey were clinging to small respective leads. In a major election upset, PC Kelly Bindle knocked ...

Too early to call Flin Flon MLA race

April 19, 2016

The Reminder - The Progressive Conservatives will win a majority government, but as of 9:11 pm Tuesday it was still too early to say who will represent Flin Flon in the next Manitoba legislature. Tom Lindsey of the NDP held a 61-vote lead over Leslie Beck of the ...

Manitoba Election 2016: Flin Flon riding

April 16, 2016 - Summary: Clarence Pettersen won the riding for the NDP in 2011 but lost the nomination for the riding in 2015. He will be running without a party as an independent. Tom Lindsey will run for the NDP. Rookie candidates from the Progressive Conservative ...

What Manitoba voters need to know as they head to the polls Tuesday

April 16, 2016

The Reminder - There are four candidates running for MLA in the Flin Flon constituency: Leslie Beck of the Liberals, Angela Enright of the Progressive Conservatives, Tom Lindsey of the New Democratic Party and Clarence Pettersen, the incumbent independent. Residents ...

MB/SK Cross border cooperation

April 15, 2016

The Reminder - Q: In up to 500 words, how would you as MLA work with entities on the Saskatchewan side of the border, including government and municipalities, for the betterment of Flin Flon? Tom Lindsey, NDP: I've already had discussions with Doyle Vermette, the NDP ...

Tories, Liberals look to claim seats at NDP expense

April 10, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - But NDP incumbent Clarence Pettersen is running as an independent after losing his former party's nomination race, threatening to split the vote with current NDP candidate Tom Lindsey. If voters don't swing right to PC candidate Angela Enright, Liberal ...

Economic diversification in the Flin Flon area

April 10, 2016

The Reminder - Tom Lindsey, NDP: The NDP are focused on what matters most to working and middle-class Manitoba families – good jobs and steady economic growth. The mining industry in Manitoba is ranked number two in Canada and fourth in the world for our “open ...

Reducing crime in Flin Flon

April 8, 2016

The Reminder - Tom Lindsey, NDP: The NDP believe in investing in health, stronger, safer communities through programs that provide kids with positive role models and keep them busy and off the streets. Our commitment to invest in education is a major component to this.

Flin Flon Liberal candidate thinks party's centrist mindset could benefit Northern Manitoba

April 8, 2016

Thompson Citizen - ... ambition realized, with four candidates in the riding, including NDP and Progressive Conservative representatives as well as former NDP MLA Clarence Pettersen, who is running as an independent after losing his former party's nomination to Tom Lindsey.

NDP's northern bastion of Flin Flon could be up for grabs

April 4, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Flin Flon has been an NDP stronghold since 1969, but incumbent Clarence Pettersen is running as an Independent after he was successfully challenged for the party nomination by longtime union activist Tom Lindsey in December. Pettersen had supported ...

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Questionnaire Response

Tom Lindsey - Flin Flon

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

I am running because I believe in the North. We need to continue to invest in health care, education and jobs. Now is not the time for cuts. People encouraged me to run because I’ve been a strong voice in our community and they want me to bring that voice to the Manitoba Legislature.

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

I’m a long-time labour activist who understands the priorities of everyday families. As an outspoken advocate for working people in Flin Flon and Snow Lake, I know how important it is to understand people’s concerns and then work hard to address them. I’ve worked as a Health and Safety Representative for over twenty years, and fought to ensure people can feel secure in their workplace. Through this experience, I have gained the tools required to effectively represent and advocate for our community.

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

We need to encourage growth in new industries. We are fortunate to have mining in our riding, however must continue to diversify. That’s why the NDP are supporting local industry and making record infrastructure investments so we can continue grow the economy and create good jobs that better our communities.

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

We need to bring indigenous and non-indigenous peoples together, so we can work for the common good. I want to stand up for our health care system. We need to continue to invest in quality health care with more doctors, nurses and front line staff. We all rely on our health care system, and many people—my daughter included—work within the health care industry. In addition to that, I want to ensure we invest in good jobs in our community. We can do this by investing in the critical infrastructure required for resource development and transportation, and by making the strategic investments needed to increase mineral exploration.

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

Aside from its people, our riding has been blessed with its natural resources. We also have the skilled workforce necessary to develop them, and many more people willing to be trained and willing to work. For decades, good jobs have come from mining throughout the riding, and these jobs have supported other areas of our economy such as our service and retail industries.

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

In this election, we are faced with a clear choice: Pallister’s cuts to the schools, hospitals, and infrastructure we need, or protecting the services that matter to working and middle-class families. The last thing we need in the North is cuts.