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 Party hoping for a breakthrough in Manitoba

April 16, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - "I think the largest challenge is getting voters to commit toward voting for us. If everyone who wanted to vote Green did, we'd win ridings," said Manitoba Green Party leader James Beddome. "This time, take a chance with the Greens, let us show what we ...

Manitoba election: Tories projected to win majority government, poll suggests

April 16, 2016 - They now lead the Liberals in Winnipeg," he said, adding the Greens may not win any seats, but party Leader James Beddome has a chance to win his constituency of Fort Garry-Riverview. The poll by Mainstreet Research took place April 14, 2016.

Manitoba Greens hope Elizabeth May will give them a boost

April 15, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Manitoba Green Party leader James Beddome and National Green Party leader Elizabeth May share a laugh despite the rain at a rally for a $15 minimum wage that gathered at the Univercity of Winnipeg Friday at noon before marching down Portage Avenue.

Elizabeth May: Greens will take Wolseley

April 15, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - Manitoba party leader James Beddome quipped that they would even “work with, shudder, a PC government.” May said while Beddome would make a “wonderful premier,” their best shot is in Wolseley — where Beddome placed second with 19% of the vote ...

Riding Mountain constituency candidates questioned, give comments

April 15, 2016 - Give James Beddome, the Manitoba Green Party leader, a chance in office. Give me a chance and I will actively support all these programs with better legislation from a young, active community.” Fleury's final comment was a pledge to personally reply to ...

Elizabeth May in Winnipeg to give Manitoba Green Party a boost

April 15, 2016 - The leader of the Green Party of Canada is in Winnipeg on Friday giving the Manitoba Greens a boost on the campaign trail. Elizabeth May will be making several appearance with James Beddome, the leader of the Manitoba Green Party, about the ...

Calls for 'human composting' option in Manitoba

April 14, 2016

Guelph Mercury - Green Party Leader James Beddome, left, and Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister take part in the provincial leaders' debate in Winnipeg on April 12, 2016. There are calls for Manitoba to be the latest province to offer "human composting" ...

Calls for 'human composting' option in Manitoba

April 14, 2016 - Green Party Leader James Beddome, left, and Progressive Conservative Leader Brian Pallister take part in the provincial leaders' debate in Winnipeg on April 12, 2016. There are calls for Manitoba to be the latest province to offer "human composting" ...

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