Greg Dewar

Greg Dewar
Political Party: NDP
Phone: 204-785-5600
Questionnaire: Read Greg's Response

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Manitoba's deficit $28M higher than last estimate

September 30, 2015

Winnipeg Free Press - But Finance Minister Greg Dewar said a last-minute payment from Ottawa for flood expenses incurred last year did not arrive on time to be included in last year's books. "We can't seem to get a break. If we had been able to (receive) it last year we ...

Bowman, Dewar tout greater transparency

September 28, 2015

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Province begins pre budget consultations

September 21, 2015

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Politics 204 for September 21

September 21, 2015

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Audit finds Manitoba most affordable province

September 15, 2015

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MTS unveils $53 million data centre in Winnipeg

September 14, 2015

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Manitoba deep in the glue

September 6, 2015

Winnipeg Sun - Manitoba Finance Minister Greg Dewar says Canada's tiny economic downturn in the first half of 2015 shouldn't have an impact on the Selinger government's ability to balance its books by 2018-19. He's right. The biggest obstacle towards a balanced ...

Recession? Not in Manitoba

September 2, 2015

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Recession could have effect on Manitoba budget

September 1, 2015

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Politics 204 for September 1

September 1, 2015

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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.