Rob Altemeyer

Rob Altemeyer
Political Party: NDP
Phone: 204-691-3011
Questionnaire: Read Rob's Response

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NDP attack Greens in Wolseley pamphlet

April 3, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - Manitoba Green Party members say they've become victims of a misleading ad due to their growing popularity in Wolseley. A flyer for NDP Wolseley candidate Rob Altemeyer critiques a campaign pledge of the smaller party that has yet to win a seat in the ...

Manitoba NDP

March 20, 2016

iPolitics.ca (subscription) - Two government backbenchers — Rob Altemeyer and Dave Gaudreau — came up with the pledge last spring after a bitter leadership crisis divided the caucus. They asked their colleagues to sign the oath — which required them to swear that they had not ...

Manitoba Greens hope to run full slate: leader

February 3, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Beddome finished second in Wolseley in the last provincial election to the NDP's Rob Altemeyer, taking close to 20 per cent of the vote. He said the Greens have also traditionally polled well in Fort Garry-Riverview, where he is running this time. He ...

Manitoba Justice Minister Gord Mackintosh won't seek re election

January 29, 2016

CBC.ca - ... (incumbent); St. Vital: Jamie Moses (held by Nancy Allan); Swan River: Ron Kostyshyn (incumbent); The Maples: Mohinder Saran (incumbent); The Pas: Amanda Lathlin (incumbent); Tyndall Park: Ted Marcelino (incumbent); Wolseley: Rob Altemeyer.

Manitoba NDP's Loyalty Pledge Is No More

December 29, 2015

Huffington Post Canada - WINNIPEG — A mystery in Manitoba politics has been solved: The NDP caucus loyalty pledge is no more. Two government backbenchers — Rob Altemeyer and Dave Gaudreau — came up with the pledge last spring after a bitter leadership crisis divided the ...

Manitoba political mystery solved: NDP loyalty pledge is dead

December 29, 2015

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Manitoba political mystery solved: NDP loyalty pledge is dead

December 29, 2015

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Manitoba NDP pulls down controversial loyalty pledge

December 29, 2015

CBC.ca - A mystery in Manitoba politics has been solved: The NDP caucus loyalty pledge is no more. Two government backbenchers — Rob Altemeyer and Dave Gaudreau — came up with the pledge last spring after a bitter leadership crisis divided the caucus.

New rooming house plan

December 4, 2015

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Questionnaire Response

Rob Altemeyer - Wolseley

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

I am passionate about our neighbourhoods and the struggle for social justice. I want to put my energy and experience to work, and with the other parties calling for massive budget cuts and privatization schemes for the rich, it is clear that only the NDP is prepared to invest in our future. In Wolseley alone, more than a hundred projects developed with the financial assistance of the NDP  government make life better for our residents. For instance, every time I drop off my kids at École Laura Secord, I think of the new gymnasium that will soon be built. And, while I am proud of the progress that has been made, there is still much to do. I am running in this election to continue the positive work we’re getting done together – and because we can still do even better! I have several dozen projects in mind already, and community members send me more great ideas all the time. Wolseley is full of great people with great ideas and working with them is about as satisfying as it gets.

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

I have over a decade of experience as the MLA for Wolseley, and a quarter-century of community activism in total. Over the years I have learned a great deal about how to bring community and government together to make good things happen. On social media I am currently highlighting the #100changes that have had a positive impact on my constituency since I became MLA. They include new green spaces, more housing, expanded child care centres, support for community agencies and services, and more. It really is remarkable what we have done. And I mean “we” – I can’t take credit for this kind of community-building: it’s always a team effort. You need the community to bring forward good progressive ideas, a government willing to invest in local efforts, and an MLA who knows how to be a bridge between them. I’m proud to be the only MLA in Winnipeg who has two constituency offices – both in low-income areas – to make sure I’m accessible and available to citizens when they need me. Over the years I’ve earned the respect of my constituents by being a strong advocate for the neighbourhoods in which they live and work, and by demonstrating that commitment though my hard work on constituent concerns, with community associations and events, and on legislative matters that affect Wolseley and all of Manitoba.

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

Housing and child care are two of the biggest issues in Wolseley.

We will keep housing supports like Rent Assist – even though other parties want to cut them. We met our goal to build 1500 affordable and 1500 rent-geared-to-income (RGI) units, and are on track to complete another 500 affordable and 500  RGI units. We are the only party to commit to Make Poverty History Manitoba’s plan of an additional 300 RGI units annually. Projects like Greenheart Housing Co-op, Fountain Springs, McFeeter’s Hall, West End Commons, UWinnipeg Commons and the Old Grace Housing Co-op are proof that we know how to meet these targets. We employ the “housing first” approach to help the homeless and other vulnerable citizens. Our partnership with Resource Assistance for Youth and Madison Supportive Housing are examples of this innovative and effective approach in Wolseley.

We are the only party committed to universally accessible child care. No matter where a parent lives in Manitoba or how much money they have, the NDP is the only one working to have non-profit, community-based child care available.  We’ve added over 10,000 child care spaces, increased wages and benefits for workers – but there’s still much to be done!

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

My vision for Wolseley is a lasting partnership between the community and the provincial government, where progressive ideas are brought to government by an experienced MLA who can help turn local dreams into reality. One of the great strengths of our community is the participation of the residents in the development of the area. Most of the community projects cited above came about because of needs presented by the community, who worked with the provincial government to bring them into reality.

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

I love the passion and the energy that Wolseley residents bring to all kinds of issues. This riding shows an amazing amount of commitment to progressive ideals that affect the neighborhood, the province, and the world. There isn’t a social or environmental problem that Wolseley residents don’t want to tackle. There isn’t a public issue that they don’t have a ton of great ideas about. It is and always will be an honour to represent this amazing community.

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

I am proud of the NDP’s record. We have helped Manitoba prosper as a province in spite of set-backs such as floods and the economic crash of 2008. Manitoba has maintained a strong economic position, and we are in a good place to keep investing in a sustainable future. The NDP’s vision of working with the community to expand good job opportunities and educational programs for young people will ensure continued progress for our province, because everyone matters.