Tyndall Park

Manitoba Liberal Party (MLP) - Candidate: Cindy Lamoureux

The candidate did not respond by our September 20, 2023 deadline

New Democratic Party of Manitoba (NDP) - Candidate: Kelly Legaspi

The candidate did not respond by our September 20, 2023 deadline

The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba (PC) - Candidate: Christopher Santos

Q: How have disabilities played a role in your life and the lives of your loved ones?

As an Architectural Technologist, I am well aware of the changing needs of people with disabilities that I can relate and empathize with. In my life, I have come across many people with disabilities who were friends and neighbors that have touched my life everyday. I can relate and understand the issues and concerns that they face everyday. On issues of accessibility, I would advocate for changes in building codes and architectural designs that should keep new or renovated homes visitable as a mandatory requirement.

Q: Which one of DMVote’s 5 priority issues is of the greatest interest to you and why?

The DMVote top priority issue of greatest interest to PCs is meeting basic needs, because Manitobans living with severe and prolonged disabilities deserve dignified support. After DMVote advocacy called for it in 2019, our PC team delivered Manitoba Supports for Persons with Disabilities, a new disability income support program. There's more to do, but enhancements we made to benefits in recent years are steps in the right direction. It's both important and urgent to get it right, so a re-elected PC government would conduct a review of the newly launched program and involve community members.

Q: 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 lack of public awareness of disability issues may be behind disability discrimination; the government has a role to play in fighting back against discrimination through public awareness campaigns that highlight things like the positives of hiring persons with disabilities. A re-elected PC government would undertake such a campaign.