Rana Bokhari

Rana Bokhari
party leader
Political Party: Liberal
Phone: 204-988-9380
Questionnaire: Read Rana's Response

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'Bannock Lady' Althea Guiboche to run for Liberals in Winnipeg

December 30, 2015

CBC.ca - "Althea Guiboche is one of Manitoba's most significant and celebrated activists," said Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari, who named off some of the honours Guiboche has been given, including a Manitoba Hero award in 2014 and a Human Rights Commitment ...

Bokhari doesn’t want to be put in ideological box

December 27, 2015

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We have a lot of problems with these people

December 22, 2015

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Landlord group says Manitoba Liberal promise of rent freeze ill informed

December 16, 2015

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving pans Manitoba Liberals’ liquor privatization plans

December 12, 2015

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Manitoba leaders reject idea of privatizing MRIs

December 12, 2015

Winnipeg Sun - Health Minister Sharon Blady said further reform of the current system is the best route, while Liberal leader Rana Bokhari said flat out her party would not support such a move. "To me (investment is) how you address wait times," Blady said. "You take ...

Politics 204 for December 11

December 11, 2015

Winnipeg Free Press - Months after promising a review of provincial alcohol sales, Liberal leader Rana Bokhari said her party would allow beer and wine to be sold in grocery and convenience stores, and wine and liquor to be sold by hotel vendors along with beer, if she's ...

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Questionnaire Response

Rana Bokhari - Fort Rouge

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

Manitoba welcomed my parents when they arrived as immigrants over 40 years ago.  For that I will forever be grateful and that gratitude is why I seek to serve my province.

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

I have degrees in law, criminology and psychology and have done a great deal of work as a fundraiser for charities in our province.  I also was intimately involved in running the family farm in Anola, Manitoba

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

I want to tackle the challenges of mental health and that is my first priority to bring the services of psychologist under Medicare. Income should not be the determining factor when it comes to access to mental health services.  In Fort Rouge I want to ensure rents are not rising faster than people’s ability to pay them.

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

Clearly I’m passionate about mental health issues, but also very interested in meaningful solutions to eliminating poverty which is why we will do a pilot project on Basic Income to see if the fiscal savings match the social values that would come with a Guaranteed Minimum Income. I’m also a huge advocate for Indigenous issues because I believe engaging our indigenous population is the key to our province’s long-term success.

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

I love the village and the energy of the constituency.  I also love the diversity of Fort Rouge.  There are seniors mixed with young families and singles from all walks of life.  I think Fort Rouge really is a cross section of what Manitoba looks like.

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

I just want to say how blessed I feel to be part of a team of people focused on offering something different to Manitobans.  The Liberal Team has the oldest candidate and the youngest candidate and everything in between.  I’m also blessed by the number of indigenous candidates that have chosen to run under the Liberal banner.  This means so much to me.