Greg Dewar

Greg Dewar
Political Party: NDP
Phone: 204-785-5600
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Letters: March 10, 2016

March 9, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - QMI_WS20150430BD11 Finance Minister Greg Dewar (left) and Premier Greg Selinger will release a fiscal update on Tuesday. (Brian Donogh/Winnipeg Sun file photo). Change text size for the story; Print this story. Report an error. NDP's time over.

Manitoba's deficit soars

March 8, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - The Tories attempted to delay the fiscal update by preventing Finance Minister Greg Dewar from reading it in the legislative chamber, arguing Manitobans deserved a full budget instead. “(Premier Selinger's) had a full year to prepare a budget, to tell ...

NDP running Manitoba into the ground

March 8, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - They didn't even let NDP Finance Minister Greg Dewar address the media when the fiscal outlook was presented. If you've ever seen the YouTube video I posted of him last year trying to explain the 2015-16 budget, you'll know why. It's beyond bad.

NDP to unveil fiscal update

March 8, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Manitoba's finance minister faces vastly different messages from business and organized labour as he tables the government's fiscal update today. Greg Dewar and the NDP government have opted not to unveil a full budget before the April 19 election ...

Letters: February 12, 2016

February 14, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - David Horbas running against Greg Dewar in Selkirk was unceremoniously removed from running in the spring elections without explanation as to why. At the nomination meeting David Horbas was chosen over Mr. Lagimodiere by the constituents, not Mr.

Rocking the indigenous vote in Manitoba

February 10, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - 16; Amanda Lathlin (The Pas) — First Nations; Greg Dewar (Selkirk) — Métis. Liberal. Althea Guiboche (Point Douglas) — First Nations; Jordan Fleury (Riding Mountain) — Métis; Judy Klassen (Kewatinook) — First Nations; Noel Bernier (St. Johns ...

Liberals, NDP court indigenous candidates ahead of Manitoba election

February 5, 2016 - ​Kinew and Fontaine join Assiniboia candidate Joe McKellep, finance minister and Selkirk MLA Greg Dewar, The Pas representative Amanda Lathlin and Kevin Chief, who is the current jobs and economy minister and MLA for Point Douglas. Chief is up ...

Three candidates to seek nomination for NDP in St. Johns

February 4, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - He will run against Finance Minister Greg Dewar, who has been the NDP MLA for the constituency since 1990. The Liberals have nominated retired steel mill worker Stefan Jones to run for the seat. A copy of the decision obtained by the Free Press said ...

Tories have new candidate in Selkirk

February 3, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - A day later, Lagimodiere accepted the invitation to run. He added he was unaware of the alleged problems Horbas was creating for the party. "I didn't want to know what was going on behind closed doors," Lagimodiere said. NDP Finance Minister Greg Dewar ...

No layoff clause ties government hands

January 31, 2016

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Questionnaire Response

Greg Dewar - Selkirk

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

I was born in Selkirk, raised in Cloverdale, and come from a farming family with deep roots in the area. My grandfather was a mayor of Selkirk and I am proud to take part in that tradition of serving my community. I was eager to run in this important election because Manitobans are faced with a choice between the steady progress we have shown through difficult economic times, and the risky cuts and privatization that Brian Pallister is offering. I’ve heard a lot of concerns from my constituents about the dangers of a PC government and recognized that it was important for me to continue working hard on behalf for the people of Selkirk, who deserve a government and an MLA who are committed to supporting and building the community.

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

I was born and raised in the community and have always called it home. Before entering politics I was educated and worked here as a steelworker, business owner, and on the family farm. I’ve done local volunteer and community work for many years, including as an organizer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, treasurer of the Selkirk and District Environmental Organization, founding director of the Maurepas Village Housing Co-operative, and vice-chair of the Selkirk Restitution and Reconciliation Committee. And of course as an MLA I have gained invaluable experience on how to get important results for my constituents. I look forward to continuing that work.

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

One particular issue of immediate importance is working together with our municipal partners in Selkirk and Winnipeg to find a solution to the service that will be lost when the Beaver Bus stops running.

More generally, we have made great investments in Selkirk, including building and expanding schools and health care services. We need to keep improving both to provide the best possible opportunities for our kids, and to provide the best possible care for our ageing loved ones.

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

Jobs and investing in infrastructure, including highways 9 and 59 and Main Street in Selkirk, so we can grow the economy and create good jobs that better our communities.

Keeping life affordable with tax breaks for working and middle class families and seniors.

Investing in quality health care, including completing our new hospital, with its MRI facilities, and preserving our Quick Care Clinic, which takes the strain off our emergency room.

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

Selkirk and St. Clements are a great part of Manitoba. We have seen positive growth and had great success with our communities working together. There is a lot of history in this riding, a great sense of community, and we work hard to make lives better for ourselves and one another. To me this is the most important part of the job: finding solutions to problems and ways to build on our strengths by working together in partnership.

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

It has been an honour to represent the great people of the Tri-S region and I hope I will have that honour once again on April 19.