Kerri Irvin-Ross

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Upsets and surprises across the province

April 19, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Incumbent Kerri Irvin-Ross has been an NDP MLA since 2003 and family services minister since 2013. The constituency was created from parts of St. Norbert and Fort Garry in 2008 with the new boundaries in force for the first time in the 2011 election.

Manitoba election: 15 constituencies to watch

April 18, 2016 - New Democrat Kerri Irvin-Ross is one of the only cabinet ministers to run in this election. She held the difficult portfolio of family services minister when it was discovered children in care were still being housed in hotels. That practice has now ...

Competition heating up in Fort Richmond

April 17, 2016

CTV News - The 41st provincial election is just around the corner and Kerri Irvin-Ross' office is in full swing. This time around, people in the Fort Richmond constituency are still undecided. The NDP has held the seat for 13 years. Although Irvin-Ross been an ...

Lots of legwork in Tory's uphill battle

April 16, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - It would return to the Tories for two more elections until 2003, when Kerri Irvin-Ross snagged the seat for the NDP. The constituency is one of several southwest Winnipeg ridings to watch on election night. Fort Richmond, which encompasses areas that ...

Manitoba Election 2016: Fort Richmond riding

April 16, 2016 - Summary: Minister of Family Services Kerri Irvin-Ross seeks a fourth term in Fort Richmond, a riding in southern Manitoba. Boundaries: Centred around the University of Manitoba, the riding is bordered by Red River to the east, the rail line next to ...

Q and A with Fort Richmond candidates

April 11, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - The Sou'wester contacted candidates in the April 19 provincial election to answer questions for voters. Below are responses from Fort Richmond candidates Kyra Wilson (Lib), Sarah Guillemard (PC), and Kerri Irvin-Ross (NDP). Cameron Proulx (Green) did ...

Fort Richmond

April 3, 2016

CTV News - Kerri Irvin-Ross is the incumbent the riding of Fort Richmond. Manitoba election 2016 candidates: - Sarah Guillemard (PC) - Cameron Proulx (Green) - Kerri Irvin-Ross (NDP) - Kyra Wilson (Liberal) ...

Disability issues matter in rare Manitoba Provincial Election debate

April 1, 2016

MetroNews Canada - Kerri Irvin-Ross, the NDP candidate in attendance, weathered criticism like that from her opponents for most of the event and pushed them aside, saying things people value the most are “in jeopardy” with the other parties, and ended on a note ...

Child welfare in Manitoba election spotlight as Liberals vow to cut kids in care

March 30, 2016

The Chronicle Journal - Wilson is taking on the NDP's child and family services minister, Kerri Irvin-Ross, in the Winnipeg constituency of Fort Richmond. "It's been really damaging to our children and for their development." Whichever party forms government on April 19 will ...

Manitoba Liberals promise to reduce number of children in government care

March 30, 2016 - Wilson is currently on leave from her job with the Manitoba First Nations children's advocate office and is taking on the NDP's child and family services minister, Kerri Irvin-Ross, in the Winnipeg constituency of Fort Richmond. Whichever party forms ...

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Questionnaire Response

Kerri Irvin-Ross - Fort Richmond

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

Manitoba is a great province, and its only getting better. We’ve got one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, one of the fastest growing economies, and we’re making steady progress in healthcare and education. But we’re not finished, I am not finished.  There is more work to be done, and a Pallister government would undo everything we have worked so hard for.  I am too worried about the possibility of a half billion in cuts to core services to sit idly by.

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


I have been a social worker, a psychiatric nurse, and a mom, all experiences which have taught me the importance of listening and empathizing. An empathetic ear goes a long way in public service, and I’m proud to be a part of a party which shares the same values as Manitobans. 

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

As Minister of Family Services I’ve been committed to bringing in transformative change to Manitoba’s child welfare system. We are creating targeted solutions to the systemic issues in CFS. If re-elected the Customary Care Act would allow Indigenous communities to provide traditional care for their children with flexible financial supports. This means more children staying in the communities they grew up in, remaining connected to their land, culture and traditions. 

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

I know how much the families of Fort Richmond rely on Manitoba’s core front line services. As an MLA I want to continue to stand up for the priorities of these working and middle-class families. We need to protect these services by making the smart, strategic investments that strengthen our economy. 

Our investments in healthcare will let Fort Richmond families get access to services easier and faster. A re-elected NDP government would double the number of QuickCare clinics in Manitoba. These clinics are staffed by Nurse Practitioners and Registered Nurses who can take care of non-emergency health concerns. They are a fantastic alternative to hospital emergency rooms, reducing wait times and giving you faster, more convenient care. I am excited that we will be building QuickCare clinic for our community. 

We know that an investment in our schools is an investment in the future. Funding for our schools, colleges and universities is one my top priorities, and I’m proud of what we’ve invested in Fort Richmond.  

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

We have such a rich cultural diversity in Fort Richmond, and one of my favourite parts of being the MLA for our community has been meeting people from all over the world, who live right here. When I visit our community centres, schools and faith centres I’m struck by the vibrant sound of hundreds of different languages and unique cultural practices. 

The inclusive, progressive sensibilities of Fort Richmond families don’t match with Pallister’s extreme conservative social values. He has opposed equal marriage and dismissed our ground breaking legislation on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and our anti-bullying laws. 

People from all around the world, of all ages, call Fort Richmond home. As an MLA I work hard to make our community a place that is welcoming and provides opportunities for all, because everyone matters. 

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

Pallister’s deep cuts, extreme positions and weak policies for infrastructure and jobs pose a serious danger to Manitoban families. Our NDP has stood beside Manitobans through two major floods, and an economic recession. We’re making positive steady progress and we’ve accomplished too much to turn back now.