Fort Whyte

Questions Asked of Candidates

1. How have disability issues affected you and your family? 

2. What do you see as being the greatest accessibility challenges within your constituency and what will you do to address these challenges?

Candidate Responses

Green Party of Manitoba Candidate - Carli Runions

No response received

Manitoba Liberal Party Candidate - Peter Bastians

No response received

The Manitoba Party Candidate -Daryl Newis  

 No response received

New Democratic Party Candidate - George Wong   

Answer 1: My father lived with vision impairment for many years before he passed away twenty years ago. He was a C.N.I.B member. Unfortunately, due to a lack of information and guidance on how to apply for disability benefits, our family members took on most of the responsibility for caring for him and helping him live a full life. 

Currently, my mother is living with Dementia and requires 24-hour care. I have seen a significant increase in services and information available. Despite this, there are still challenges. My sister has moved to my mom's neighbourhood and quit her decent federal job to take care of my mom. Our family members take turns visiting and spending time with my mom. It puts a lot of stress on our family, but we do our best and are grateful for the health supports that are available in Manitoba. I know how important it is to have enough dedicated front line service providers. Even with a big extended family like mine pitching in, we are still feeling the stresses.

Answer 2: I have visited many senior homes, assisted living homes, and Personal Care Homes in my constituency. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of people with diverse abilities. The greatest accessibility challenges I saw was the need for more caregivers (nurses, nurse aides, etc.) and funding for growing and increasingly demanding needs of the gracefully aging population.

Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba Candidate - Brian Pallister   

No response received