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 -  Stacey O'Neill

No response received

Manitoba Liberal Party Candidate - Julia Sisler

No response received

New Democratic Party Candidate - Jacqueline Theroux

Answer 1. As a parent, grandparent, and nurse I see people challenged by physical and mental abilities throughout the entire spectrum of ages and circumstances. These experiences have been eye-opening and made me realize how much able-bodied people take for granted. The NDP has done so much to support Manitobans of all abilities and I will continue the work of fighting against cuts to health and social services.

Answer 2. I can't begin to select a priority in accessibility issues – there are just so many areas where we continue to make progress and where work still needs to be done. It starts with services for expecting mothers, including prevention services such as public health, healthy diets, counselling, and access to Addiction Services. As a child grows up, access to educational programs must be there to help that child to develop, to learn and to become the best individual that they can possibly be. Accessibility issues follow them throughout life. As a nurse working in a Personal Care Home, I believe that we have a long way to go to help individuals with Dementia live in an environment which helps them to spend their last years in comfort.  But I know the NDP has made steady progress on accessibility and I will work hard to continue this work.  We will take a comprehensive approach to accessibility, focusing on people throughout their entire lives.

Progressive Conservative Party of  Manitoba Candidate - Blaine Pedersen

No response received