Tom Nevakshonoff

Tom Nevakshonoff
Political Party: NDP
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Rural Manitoba rejects NDP strongholds

April 19, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - In Brandon East, which the NDP has held since its inception, Tory Len Isleifson defeated NDP cabinet minister Drew Caldwell. In Interlake, Derek Johnson tossed out NDP Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Tom Nevakshonoff. And in Selkirk, held ...

PCs make history, oust NDP after nearly 17 years in power

April 19, 2016

Brandon Sun - Conservation Minister Tom Nevakshonoff and Finance Minister Grew Dewar are also in trouble. Nevakshonoff is not even running second at the moment. He's in third. In many of the ridings the NDP are winning, the margin is incredibly small. Premier Greg ...

Upsets and surprises across the province

April 19, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - The are has voted NDP since its creation in 1981 with Tom Nevakshonoff as its representative since then. However, he's come under fire because five years after the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin floods, up to 2,000 residents of the riding remain ...

Cloutier: Election Day Arithmetic

April 18, 2016

CJOB - MLA Tom Nevakshonoff has been soundly criticized for his handling of conservation and flood issues. The Progressive Conservatives identified this riding early as a key target. Gimli is also an open riding the Tories expect to win. The margin of victory ...

Manitoba Election 2016: Interlake riding

April 16, 2016 - Summary: This central Manitoba riding has been an NDP stronghold since the 1970's and has had the same MLA, Tom Nevakshonoff, since 1999. This election could see a rookie MLA take the position or Nevakshonoff reelected for the fifth time. Boundaries: ...

Six ridings outside Winnipeg to watch

March 15, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Long an NDP stronghold, but the PCs came within fewer than 500 votes last time. Incumbent Tom Nevakshonoff is in trouble. Selkirk. Incumbent Greg Dewar has held this seat since 1990. When it hasn't gone NDP – this was Howard Pawley's turf – it has gone ...

Councillor asks Manitoba to wade in on sewage, water rate hike spending plans

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Water Rates Debate Rages At City Hall

March 4, 2016

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Conservation Minister: Maybe PUB should OK city's water bill hikes

March 3, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - Conservation Minister Tom Nevakshonoff suggested the city be required to submit rate applications to the Public Utilities Board, after what he deemed its “shameless” diversion of $33 million (12%) of water and waste revenues into general city coffers, ...

Homeowners’ water bills increasing to pay for city roads

March 3, 2016

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Questionnaire Response

Tom Nevakshonoff - Interlake

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

Whether I’m pushing for stronger flood protection, helping farmers in his area or managing water and wildlife resources across our province, I put everything I have into getting the job done for the people of Manitoba and the Interlake. I will continue to work closely with all stakeholders on the ongoing flood mitigation work for Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin in partnership with local communities. Addressing the issues of climate change is also one of my top priorities.

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

I was raised in the communities of Poplarfield and Fisher Branch, and was first elected as MLA for Interlake in 1999.  In April 2015, I was appointed Minister of Conservation and Water Stewardship, and have been working with the federal government and neighboring jurisdictions to build Manitoba’s plan to fight climate change

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

Our NDP government has delivered on our commitment to invest in infrastructure like highways, bridges and flood mitigation. There is still more to do, and every dollar we invest in these projects brings many more into our provincial and local economies.

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

Access to health care for rural Manitobans is a paramount concern. That’s why we have invested locally to ensure this service is there when people need it. We purchased 18 new ambulances in the Interlake region, opened a dialysis unit in Hodgson and just announced a 120 bed Personal Care Home upgrade in Arborg.

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

The natural environment and the wonderful people who live here. I will work to bring more flood protection to communities that need it, more economic development and jobs into the Interlake, and work to protect our environment so that my grandchild can enjoy Manitoba like I have.

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

I am the only candidate that can be counted on to invest in the services that families need. While other parties are talking about cuts and privatization, the Manitoba NDP is committed to ensuring important services like health, education, child care and seniors care are there for families.