Sharon Blady

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PCs make history, oust NDP after nearly 17 years in power

April 19, 2016

Brandon Sun - The news for the NDP is bleak with several cabinet ministers have already gone down to defeat including Health Minister Sharon Blady in Kirkfield Park and Labour Minister Erna Braun in Rossmere. Longtime cabinet minister David Chomiak is running ...

PC Scott Fielding unseats NDP's Sharon Blady

April 19, 2016

CTV News - Former Winnipeg city councillor Scott Fielding has won the Kirkfield Park riding, CTV News declares. The Tory unseated incumbent NDP candidate Sharon Blady, who has held the seat since 2007. Blady narrowly won the 2011 provincial election with 46 per ...

Upsets and surprises across the province

April 19, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Kirkfield Park. The NDP's Sharon Blady only won by 21 votes in 2011, and PC Scott Fielding is a popular former city councillor, so there's a good chance it'll change hands. Rossmere. Erna Braun is the incumbent and was elected as NDP MLA in 2007.

Manitoba NDP Leadership

April 19, 2016 (blog) - I think Sharon Blady should seriously consider a run, even if she loses her own seat. I saw her at a poverty forum, and she did a bang-up job defending the NDP, which is no easy feat for a government that's been in power with the baggage that's ...

Manitoba election: 15 constituencies to watch

April 18, 2016 - It was the one to watch during the last election. It was the tightest race; New Democrat Sharon Blady won by only 21 votes. This time, Blady, who was most recently in cabinet as health minister, is being challenged by Scott Fielding, who was a city ...

9 Manitoba ridings to watch on election night

April 18, 2016 - Kirkfield Park: Prior to the 2007 election, this riding was held exclusively by the Tories since its creation in 1981. However, in 2007 NDP MLA Sharon Blady won by over 1,000 votes more than the PC candidate. She repeated the victory in 2011—but by ...

Pallister on hot seat and Elections Manitoba complaints: Politics 204 for April 15

April 15, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - That was the margin of victory in the Kirkfield Park riding for New Democrat Sharon Blady in the 2011 election. Sharon Blady, the health minister in the Selinger government, is working to retain her seat. Progressive Conservative Scott Fielding, it ...

Unprecedented lies from NDP

April 14, 2016

Winnipeg Sun - Because that's the message NDP candidates like Sharon Blady, Deanne Crothers and Wab Kinew are sending to families and kids -- that's it's OK to smear people and make up things about them in order to win. Elections should be about debating ideas and ...

Bonnie Bricker speaks out at mental health forum in Winnipeg

April 7, 2016 - It was attended by Liberal candidate and physician Jon Gerrard, NDP candidate and Health Minister Sharon Blady and Progressive Conservative candidate and opposition health critic, Myrna Driedger. Manitoba has a long way to go to providing adequate ...

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Questionnaire Response

Sharon Blady - Kirkfield Park

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

After growing up here and raising my kids in this neighbourhood, it has been an honour to work for my neighbours. Over the past 8 years we have together invested in our community in terms of funding for smaller class sizes, renovations and expansion projects for community clubs, daycares and churches and our ACCESS Centre, QuickCare Clinic and a variety of projects at the Grace Hospital. The most recent projects being the construction of the new MRI suite and Emergency Department at our beloved Grace to ensure even better care. Now is not the time for cuts.

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

My experiences as a single-mom, community activist, university educator, author, cancer survivor, domestic violence survivor, and as someone who lives with a mood disorder, have all shaped my work. These lived experiences have given me empathy, insight and the passion to continue to make Manitoba a better place. It has meant that I bring a balance of professional and compassionate skills. I have seen how smart strategic investment, rather than cuts and austerity, reap rewards beyond anything that can be measured by ‘return on investment’ – how does one place a dollar value on a higher quality of life, a child’s health and well-being, or the peace of mind associated with compassionate care.

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

I would like to bring more investment to our neighbourhood to support the diversity of families that call our community home. We need to support both children and seniors, so that the ‘sandwich generation’ is able to reap the benefits of multi-generational connections, rather than feel the strain of multiple responsibilities. It is part of the reason that, as Minister of Health, I am working to improve Home Care system, so that it can better support families across the province. As the birthplace of Home Care, Manitoba remains a leader in this area, and we have been asked by the federal government to work with them to share our knowledge and experience with others across the country. While I appreciate the recognition of our work over 40 years, I would like to build an even stronger system and ensure that it remains publicly funded and accessible.

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 believe in investing in people through early childhood education, smaller class sizes for early years, supportive schools with GSAs and safe spaces that protect our children from bullying. Those foundations, along with strong social supports, like PAX and Roots of Empathy, help our children and give them mental health and social tools that mean they can proceed to well-supported post-secondary and apprenticeship training to build their lives and careers here at home. By investing in healthcare, with a strong focus on prevention, we can continue to sustain the strongest economy in the country for ongoing success, by growing a healthy population that is able to rise to the opportunities that a thriving economy presents.

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

I value the friends, family and loved ones who live here. Everyday there are conversations with school classmates, friends of my parents, or teachers who have taught my children and me. I would like to continue to build on these relationships because it is this personal investment in the neighbourhood that makes me strive to always do better to work people.

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

There is a great deal at stake in this election for my neighbourhood and for this province, and I hope that people see the bigger picture and put things in perspective regarding what they may lose after April 19th. My commitment to my constituency is grounded in a lifetime of connection to this neighbourhood and the people here.