Erna Braun

Erna Braun
Political Party: NDP
Phone: 204-615-1700
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PCs make history, oust NDP after nearly 17 years in power

April 19, 2016

Brandon Sun - The news for the NDP is bleak with several cabinet ministers have already gone down to defeat including Health Minister Sharon Blady in Kirkfield Park and Labour Minister Erna Braun in Rossmere. Longtime cabinet minister David Chomiak is running ...

Upsets and surprises across the province

April 19, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Rossmere. Erna Braun is the incumbent and was elected as NDP MLA in 2007. The Tories elected Vic Toews here in 1995, but has been strong second every time since. Riel. Christine Melnick, first elected in 2003, is again facing off against Tory Rochelle ...

Manitoba Election 2016: Rossmere riding

April 18, 2016 - Summary: NDP MLA Erna Braun seeks a third term in Rossmere, one of the many ridings on Winnipeg's east side the PCs believe they have a chance of taking this election. Boundaries: A large riding in northeastern Winnipeg, the riding stretches from the ...

Manitoba election: 15 constituencies to watch

April 18, 2016 - 9. Rossmere. New Democrat Erna Braun has held the seat since 2007. Historically, the seat swings back and forth between the PCs and the NDP. The seat was once held by former federal Conservative MP Vic Toews.

Rising cost of living a concern in Rossmere

April 11, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - The Herald is reaching out to candidates in the April 19 provincial election to answer questions for voters. Below are responses from Rossmere candidates William Sullivan (MP), Andrew Micklefield (PC), and Erna Braun (NDP). Liberal candidate Malli ...

Manitoba Tories Look Inward for Savings to Pay for Election Promises

April 8, 2016 - “Make no mistake, Pallister will try to turn Manitoba into a low-wage, right-to-work province,” reads the letter signed by Erna Braun, Becky Barrett, Jennifer Howard and Nancy Allan, who were labour ministers since the NDP came to power in 1999.

CTV Winnipeg

April 6, 2016

CTV News - Erna Braun is the incumbent in the electoral division of Rossmere. Manitoba election 2016 candidates: - Malli Aulakh (Liberal) - Erna Braun (NDP) - Andrew Micklefield (PC) - William Sullivan (Manitoba Party) ...

12 NDP seats to watch in Winnipeg

March 15, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Incumbent is Erna Braun. Tories held this riding when they were last in government. St. James. Incumbent Deanne Crothers will be in tough against the Tories here if the Liberal vote improves. St. Norbert. Incumbent Dave Gaudreau won by 31 votes in 2011.

Manitoba To Bring In 3000 Refugees By Year’s End

March 1, 2016

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Committee formed to review Manitoba’s Workers Compensation Act

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Questionnaire Response

Erna Braun - Rossmere

1. Why did you decide to run in the 2016 Manitoba election?

As a teacher, I believe that the principles we are teaching in our classrooms, like equality, equity and fairness, need to be qualities that we see in our government. Standing up for these principles and supporting services such as healthcare, education, and child care are my primary reasons for running for re-election.

2. What experience will you bring to complement your role as MLA?

Being a lifelong resident and the MLA for the past eight years in Rossmere, I have the experience and commitment to continue to make our community stronger. I have many strong relationships with community members and local activists. As a teacher, I have strong leadership skills, work hard, and make decisions with the best interest of the future generations of Manitobans in mind. I have the dedication to advance important projects for Rossmere like the new Concordia Wellness Centre, new Quick Care clinics for North East Winnipeg and more child care including an expansion of the daycare centre at John de Graff school.

3. Is there anything in particular you would like to change in our province? In your electoral division?

I would like to see continued investment in front-line services such as health and home care. These are services that people count on. In Rossmere, with our high population of seniors, protecting and strengthening home care is a high priority to ensure that our community continues to thrive. That’s why I’m proud to run for the NDP, a party that has committed to keep home care public and create more than 1,000 new personal care home beds for seniors.

4. What key issue(s) / topic(s) would like to stand for in your role as MLA, and why is it important to you?

Rossmere is home to the second highest population of seniors in Winnipeg. We need to make sure that the people who built this great province are well cared for. Increasing personal care home beds, protecting and strengthening home care and pharmacare, and ensuring life is affordable for seniors are my top priorities for Rossmere. We also have a growing number of young families and newcomers making their home here, so the NDP will continue to invest in infrastructure, grow the economy and ensure we have jobs for young Manitobans.  The reckless cuts planned by Brian Pallister and his Conservatives will see the erosion of the programs and services the residents of Rossmere depend on.

5. What is one thing in particular that you value about the electoral division that you wish to represent?

In the two terms that I’ve been privileged to represent Rossmere, I’ve watched it grow and change dramatically. I appreciate how our neighbourhood has kept a residential feeling with all the new growth and infrastructure. The senior population here is active and engaged while our new developments are now hosting new immigrants to Manitoba. I see this as great start to a strong future for the city’s north-east corner. 

6. Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

During my time in office I have made it a priority to help create safe, fun places for families. Recently, I had the pleasure to work with schools and community groups to enhance some of our recreational areas like Inderjit Claire Park, Sunrise park, and playground improvements at Princess Margaret and John de Graff Schools. I’m also looking forward to increased accessibility within our community with the completion of the North East Pioneers Greenway.