Candidate Views

Disability Matters Vote invited the candidates in all 57 constituencies to answer three questions (see below). These questions, as distinct from those we asked of the parties, were about each candidate' s personal experiences and perspectives related to disabilities.

Starting on September 13, two days after the deadline for nominations, DMVote sent the questions and the invitation to respond in multiple email messages to 187 of the 189 candidates - we were unable to locate email addresses for two of the candidates who are running as independents.

Direct messages to candidates were complemented with communication with party leaders and/or persons working centrally on the party campaigns.

With so many demands placed on political parties and candidates, we are pleased that almost 50% of the candidates participated and sent us their answers. We thank all of them for making the time to share their views with us so that we can share them with you.

We are even more pleased by the very thoughtful nature of the responses from almost all of the candidates.

Candidate responses are organized and presented by constituency.

We encourage all who are interested in disability issues to read to the responses from the candidates who are running in their constituency (there are a few constituencies where no candidates responded but we received responses from multiple candidates in most constituencies).

We encourage you to carefully consider the responses from the candidates, as well as the party positions on DMVote's five priority issues (see them at, before making your voting decision.

Here are the three questions that we asked of the candidates:

  • How have disabilities played a role in your life and the lives of your loved ones?
  • Which one of DMVote’s 5 priority issues is of the greatest interest to you and why?
  • As shown in the chart below, disability discrimination has made up the largest share by far of all the formal complaints lodged with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission over the last 20 years. What do you think accounts for this and what do you think needs to be done to address it?

A bar graph that shows the precent distribution of complaints made to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission from 2001 to 2020.

Percent Distribution of Formal Complaints to the Manitoba Human Rights Commission by Ground, 2001 to 2020

  • Other - 2.1%
  • Social Disadvantage - 0.5%
  • Gender Identity - 0.7%
  • Political Belief - 1.0%
  • Source of Income - 1.1%
  • Sexual Orientation - 1.3%
  • Religion - 2.6%
  • National Origin - 2.7%
  • Marital/Family Status - 5.3%
  • Age - 7.2%
  • Ancestry including Ethnic Origin - 16.7%
  • Sex (including Pregnancy) - 16.8%
  • Disability - 42.1%