Steven Fletcher

Steven Fletcher
Political Party: PC
Phone: 204-284-7846
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CTV Winnipeg

April 3, 2016

CTV News - The provincial electoral division of Assiniboia. CTV Winnipeg Published Sunday, April 3, 2016 3:12PM CST. There is no incumbent in the electoral division of Assiniboia. Manitoba election 2016 candidates: - Steven Fletcher (PC) - Ian McCausland (Liberal)

Fletcher eager to serve again

March 21, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Steven Fletcher knows that when one door closes, another one opens. Having finished an 11-year term as Member of Parliament for Charleswood-St.James-Assiniboia-Headingley, Fletcher intends to stay close to home as he campaigns as the Progressive ...

12 NDP seats to watch in Winnipeg

March 15, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - There are a lot fewer safe seats for the governing NDP in this election than last time around. Here are a dozen NDP seats in the city that appear vulnerable: Assiniboia. Jim Rondeau won handily last time but is not seeking re-election. Steven Fletcher ...

A history of right to die legislation in Manitoba

March 15, 2016

Globalnews.ca - Jess Bowness' obituary asks the public to write politicians to show support for the broadly defined right-to-die legislation, and to urge legislators to act soon. March 2014: Former Manitoba Tory MP, Steven Fletcher introduces two private members bills ...

2015 federal election: How did your Manitoba neighbours vote?

March 2, 2016

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State of the city and questions about vote buying: Politics 204 for Feb. 25

February 25, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Former Conservative MP and current Manitoba provincial candidate Steven Fletcher will weigh in on the report. He, too, had recommended a broad approach be taken. Not a seismic shift: University of Ottawa professor Stu Chambers says assisted suicide ...

Politics 204 for January 28

January 28, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Steven Fletcher Assisted dying fix: Former Manitoba Conservative MP Steven Fletcher is set to testify at the House of Commons special committee studying physician assisted dying. The committee is looking to advise the government on how best to ...

Politics 204 for January 27

January 27, 2016

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Politics 204 for January 12

January 12, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press - Former Tory MP Steven Fletcher “This is the law of the land, and it is coming. People are prepared for it.” — Former Winnipeg Tory MP Steven Fletcher regarding the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba's release of its standard of practice ...

Saying ‘goodbye’ to my friend, former lieutenant governor John Harvard

January 10, 2016

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Questionnaire Response

Steven Fletcher - Assiniboia

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

I have gained a wealth of experience as a federal cabinet minister that can help Brian Pallister and the Progressive Conservative team implement a better plan for Manitoba, and I’d like to put that experience to work for Assiniboia in the Manitoba Legislature.

For the last 16 years the NDP has made a mess that is going to take more than rookies to fix. It’s time for genuine change, with real targets, that brings measurable results, and an end to Greg Selinger’s broken NDP government. The Brian Pallister PC Team and I have a combination of new ideas and the government experience and expertise to get Assiniboia and Manitoba back on track.

During my 11 years as Member of Parliament for our area, I have come to know the people of Assiniboia as constituents, friends and neighbours. I have helped bring funding for improvements like the St. James Arena, Silver Heights Community Centre, CentrePort infrastructure and many other local initiatives.

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

I am a Shaftesbury High School grad and went to the U of M where I graduated with a degree in engineering. After a car accident left me paralyzed from the neck down, I returned to the U of M to complete a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

I believe that public service is a way I can best give back to a city, a province and a country that helped me when I needed help to heal and find my way back to a full and meaningful life. Public service has become the full-time focus of my life.

I am proud that for more than a decade of public service, I championed improvements to the services and infrastructure Canadians and Manitobans rely on. And I am especially proud of how I was able to ensure that Manitoba received its fair share of tax dollars from Ottawa – experience I can continue to use as an MLA here in Manitoba.

Experienced Political Leader

  • Member of Parliament 2004 to 2015, representing Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingly
  • Minister of State (Transport) 2011-2013
  • Minister of State (Democratic Reform) 2008-2011
  • Parliamentary Secretary to two Ministers, 2006-2008
  • Senior Health Critic, 2004

 

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

For starters, Manitoba and Assiniboia residents face too great a tax burden. The NDP government, broke their election promise and hiked the PST a full percent – as a Progressive Conservative government we will roll back the PST to 7% in our first term.

Residents of our province are also tired of suffering some of the longest health and emergency care wait times in all of Canada like those at Grace Hospital. The Progressive Conservative Party has committed to bring genuine change and a plan that brings results by establishing a Wait Times Reduction Task Force and the addition of new personal care home beds.

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

The Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba has committed to reducing the tax burden on Manitobans and we will do so by rolling back the PST to 7% during our first term.

As an MLA I would continue my tradition of hosting community forums (I hosted over 100 during the 11 years I represented this area) as well as other community engagement and interaction events such as BBQs and open houses. These “Fletcher Forums” are a very valuable way for me to get input from Assiniboia residents on issues facing the area. And of course I will also continue to visit throughout the community regularly to hear what matters to my constituents.

And finally, and possibly most importantly, it is my goal to help make a society where everyone, regardless of their ancestry, who they are, level of ability or where they live, has the opportunity to reach their full potential as human beings. I believe government should be there to help when help is needed and get out of the way when it’s not. This is important to me because I believe in the empowerment of the individual and individuals benefit from the fruits of their efforts

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

Assiniboia is a family community with grandparents, kids and grand-kids all mixed in the community and all adding a richness to the experience of the others. As a person who is very connected to my family, Assiniboia is a comfortable and familiar community to be a part of.

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

Only the Brian Pallister Progressive Conservative team and I have the senior government experience and expertise to get Assiniboia and Manitoba back on track.

For the last 16 years the NDP has made a mess that cannot continue, and that is going to take more than rookies to fix. Parents and grandparents are tired of watching their kids and grandchildren move away because they can’t find good jobs, and are tired of low educational standards and long health care wait times.

And while the NDP have created the mess, the Liberals have demonstrated clearly – especially over the last several weeks – that they lack the candidates, the expertise, and the experience to fix the problems that the NDP government is going to leave for us on April 19th.

It’s time for a plan with real targets and measurable results, put together by people with real experience and government expertise.