Green Party of Manitoba

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P.O. Box 26023, RPO Maryland. Winnipeg, R3G 3R3

The 31 Candidates

Candidates are displayed alphabetically by constituency.

Garrett Bodnaryk
Phone: 204-218-1993
Kevin Nichols
Phone: 204-782-1734
Questionnaire: Read Kevin's Response
Kate Storey
Phone: 204-546-2099
Questionnaire: Read Kate's Response
Steven Stairs
Phone: 204-797-0201
Stacey O’Neill
Phone: 204-435-2218
Martha Jo Willard
Phone: 204-889-1000
Questionnaire: Read Martha's Response
Mike Urichuk
Phone: 204-573-6214
Michael Cardillo
Phone: 204-232-3483
Françoise Vrignon
Françoise Vrignon
Phone: 431-998-8683
Signe Knutson
Phone: 204-786-2461
Dan Soprovich
Phone: 204-734-3054
Questionnaire: Read Dan's Response
Bob Krul
Phone: 204-470-8696
Questionnaire: Read Bob's Response
David Nickarz
Phone: 204-430-0568

Questionnaire Response

1. What are the key issues that your party stands for? Why are these issues important?

The key issues are: poverty reduction, greenhouse gas reduction, education tax reform, health care reform and provincial debt and deficit reduction.  Poverty reduction is important because it results in a lower demand for very expensive social, health and corrections services and because it leads to improved quality of life for the poor.  Greenhouse gas reduction is important because climate change induced by rising GHG emissions is the single most important threat facing human kind.  Education tax reform is critical because of the unequal access to education funding imposed by the property tax base and the resulting inequities in school division access to education funds.  Health care reform is important because too little funding is going towards prevention and healthy living.  Lifestyle related conditions like the rising obesity rates are causing large increases in diabetes and hypertension.  Tackling the provincial debt and deficit are important because they burden future generations with rising debt costs which enrich the wealthy who hold the provincial debt.

2. What makes your party different from other political parties?

What distinguishes the Green Party of Manitoba from the others are its bold plans to:

  • cut the poverty rate in Manitoba by 45 per cent by financing a Guaranteed Annual Income through reform of the personal income tax system and the elimination of existing provincial income transfer programs;
  • to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through a $50/tonne carbon tax which will result in lower tax rates and a $166 million per year Green Fund to finance the measures needed to help Manitobans use less fossil fuels and improve the functioning of the economy;
  • to end the unfair system of funding public schools through the education property tax by shifting taxes to the personal and corporate income tax systems and to introduce an equitable funding formula for school divisions;
  • to tackle the rising provincial debt and annual deficits by constraining spending to the annual increases in the nominal GDP and to raise additional revenues through the closing of tax loopholes.

3. What are the first things you would like to do if you form government after the 2016 election?

The first things the GPM would do upon forming government is begin the design and implementation of the Guaranteed Annual Income and the Carbon tax, to undertake a review of existing tax expenditures to identify those which should be eliminated.

4. Why should a voter choose to vote for your party?

The other parties do not have the bold plans adopted by the Green Party to tackle the serious problems of poverty, climate change, inequitable financing of public schools. They offer more of the same.

5. Do you have any other comments regarding your party that you would like to share?

The Green Party is not affiliated with any special interests such as the Business community or the Union movement nor does it try to appease everyone. Its focus is on creating a sustainable society – environmentally, economically, politically and socially and all of its policies are developed with that objective in mind.  Thus, it is neither left nor right but centered on creating a sustainable future.

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April 19, 2016

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Green turns red in St. Boniface

February 29, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - Landry was leader of the Greens in 2013 and 2014, taking over and then giving way to current leader James Beddome. In a press release, Landry said Rana Bokhari's Liberal team is the “strong progressive choice” needed to support much-needed ...

More internal strife within NDP

February 29, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - james beddome · Greens unveil campaign platform · selinger tory ad. Manitoba Tory ad warning of tax hike goes under The Canadian Press microscope · WS_WS20160404BD01 · Better Manitoba economy can reduce number of kids in care: Tories ...

WestJet launching Brandon to Toronto flight

February 22, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - ... out raising other taxes · Premier Selinger leaves the lieutenant governor after the writ drop. Selinger launches election with no PST promises · james beddome · Greens promise basic income · WS_WS20160314BD02. Selinger admits he considered quitting ...

Niverville town councillor running for Liberals

February 22, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - james beddome · Greens unveil campaign platform · selinger tory ad. Manitoba Tory ad warning of tax hike goes under The Canadian Press microscope · WS_WS20160404BD01 · Better Manitoba economy can reduce number of kids in care: Tories ...

Development plans for Parker lands unveiled to public

February 10, 2016

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Manitoba Greens hope to run full slate: leader

February 3, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - The Manitoba Greens, relatively quiet in recent months, hope to make a bit of splash by running candidates in all 57 constituencies for the first time in the April 19 election, party leader James Beddome says. "It is a bit of a push, but we feel we can ...

Manitoba needs a carbon tax: Beddome Manitoba Co

January 11, 2016

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Manitoba Greens have shot at success

January 6, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - I'm talking about Green Leader James Beddome, who can't seem to hoover up anything. This should be his moment, his party's single best chance at relevance -- the moment where huge swaths of voters are casting around for a comfortable place to land that ...

Not easy being Green, but it's getting easier

October 25, 2015

Winnipeg Free Press - Election rules make it difficult to swap staff and money between the federal and provincial parties, but Manitoba Green Party leader James Beddome said the volunteer base and the lessons of federal races will catapult provincial campaigns forward.

Finance Minister Greg Dewar flip flopping, PCs say

October 2, 2015

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