Wayne Sturby

Wayne Sturby
Political Party: Manitoba Party
Phone: 204-226-3273
Questionnaire: Read Wayne's Response

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Elizabeth May in Winnipeg to give Manitoba Green Party a boost

April 15, 2016

CBC.ca - Also running in Wolseley are Raquel Dancho of the Progressive Conservatives, Shandi Strong for the Liberals and Wayne Sturby of the Manitoba Party. Nickarz said the Green brand is gaining credibility in Canada, helped in part because May successfully ...

Hoping for nice Green shade in Wolseley

April 13, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - I've had no one say that to me." The Liberals have nominated Shandi Strong and the Conservatives have nominated Raquel Dancho. Wayne Sturby is running for the Manitoba Party. St. Paul's College political scientist Chris Adams said the Greens will have ...

Parties parachuting some candidates to run in ridings far from their homes

April 3, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Conversely, Manitoba Party candidate Wayne Sturby lives in Lorette but is running in Wolseley. Liberal Inez Vystrcil-Spence also lives in Lorette, but she's running in Thompson. The New Democrats have nine Winnipeg residents running in rural Manitoba ...

Dawson Trail PCs choose unconventional in Lagasse

October 29, 2015

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Questionnaire Response

Wayne Sturby - Wolseley

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

I decided to run in this Election because nothing is working the way it is supposed to. We spend more money on education than the rest of Canada, but we have the worst results. Wait times for important medical procedures have increased and our funding model is unsustainable. We have a Justice system that is anything but Just and we have 11,000 children whose lives are being shipwrecked. As a Corrections Officer, I know that our Mandate is to have the lowest recidivism rates in the country, but we have the highest.

There is something fundamentally wrong with the models that we are using to deliver the necessary services to Manitobans and we are not trying to correct that. We do not have any kind of a plan to restore the public’s confidence in our Government leaving voters frustrated and uninspired.

Over the last few decades, our political leaders have done nothing to fix the climate of distrust and animosity that has been created – and this has resulted in a Determined Unwillingness to engage in intelligent and reasonable debate to find the best solutions. Debate has been replaced with ridiculing the opposing point of view.

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

I have been working full time since graduating High School and I have had the opportunity to learn very important lessons from some very diverse work experiences. I have never been afraid of hard work and I understand that sometimes that is the only way to get a particular job done.

Shortly after graduating, I moved up north and went to work in the Mining Industry. There are many unique challenges and dangers to face when you are 4,000 feet below the surface. While living in The Pas, I was given the opportunity to work as an emergency Substitute School Teacher and was called on many times to teach in the elementary, junior and senior high schools.

Our family operated a small trucking company for 20 years and I was very involved in hiring and training drivers, safety compliance, customer service, and payroll. I drove long distance for 4 of those years and accumulated over a million miles.

I am currently working as a Corrections Officer at Headingley. Over the last 6 years, I have seen first hand the consequences of poor policy and ineffective remedies. I am absolutely convinced that we can do better.

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

Several weeks ago, I worked with a videographer to help me with a project called, “The Restoration of Politics”. I am deeply concerned about the current state of our politics and with the lack of respect that the majority of voters have. It is very hard to get a 60 % voter turnout and even those that show up at the polls do so with little optimism and lots of skepticism. The frequent refrain heard is that; all politicians lie, you can’t trust anyone, or it doesn’t matter who I vote for –  nothing is going to change.
I am going to work very hard and do my utmost to restore the public’s trust in the political system and in Government. I believe in the potential of politics and that we can restore it to its original place of honor. Change this very important issue and get our political system working RIGHT and you change everything.
I have enjoyed campaigning throughout  Wolseley. I have had vibrant and intelligent conversations with the residents and appreciate the love that they have for their neighborhoods.

My goal is to help make Wolseley a more beautiful, safer, and more family-friendly place to live.

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 have already said a lot about my goals and I have stated the reasons why I am running, but I will add this one thing as a major cause.

My very first priority would be to begin the work of rescuing the children who are in crisis. I would start by bringing together Government Agencies, Charitable Organizations, First Nations Advocacy Groups, and all other interested parties to ask for their assistance. We would not just pay lip service to partnering, but we would employ this as a valuable strategy to arrive at the very best solutions. This method of partnering with all of those who share the concern would help to ensure that we developed a caring comprehensive plan that would begin to turn things around.

Whenever politicians discuss the problems that we face, it always comes down to dollars and cents. Everything is reduced to how much we spend or should spend. We never hear about the cost of lives lost or about how we are destroying the hopes and dreams of those who are so vulnerable. We need to solve this problem NOW.


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

I love many things about Wolseley. It is a very friendly riding with a very diverse population and it is a welcoming riding. I have been very impressed with the issues that matter to the residents and very impressed with how concerned they are about the welfare of others.

I love the history of Wolseley and the great work that many have done to preserve that history. Many of the older homes and apartment buildings have been upgraded and the results are a pleasure to see.

I would be very proud to represent these good people and to work for them.

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

My last comments are about the perception of our politicians. They are always eager to show up for debates and public forums dressed up in fancy clothes and shiny shoes. They love to make speeches or clever sound bites that pander to special interests and they love the photo ops. They are very good at promising to spend ever increasing amounts of money, as a way of attracting votes, but all too often, they do not want to engage in the real hard work of fixing problems. In my conversations with my constituents, I like to ask them, “Have you ever seen a politician show up, with a look of determination on their face, rolling up their sleeves and saying, ‘We have some serious work to do and we’re here to get it done’? Their reactions are priceless and they agree that this is sadly missing from our current politicians.

One quote, and it is from one of my favorite political leaders of all time: Abraham Lincoln once said, “We will do the hard stuff first. The impossible will take a little longer”. Imagine the hope and confidence that we could restore if we had leaders like this today.