Tom Lindsey

Tom Lindsey
Political Party: NDP
Phone: 204-681-2260
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Green Party lacks candidate in Flin Flon constituency

April 2, 2016

The Reminder - For the 2016 election, Flin Flon has a total of four candidates in Liberal Leslie Beck, Progressive Conservative Angela Enright, New Democrat Tom Lindsey and independent Clarence Pettersen. Both the Progressive Conservatives and New Democrats are ...

Promoting Mining in the Flin Flon Region

March 28, 2016

The Reminder - Tom Lindsey, NDP: I'm focused on what matters most to hardworking families – good jobs, and steady economic growth. I've worked within the mining industry for 40 years. Residents in our riding greatly benefit from this crucial industry. The Manitoba ...

Health care in Flin Flon

March 25, 2016

The Reminder - Tom Lindsey: I understand that quality health care remains a concern for many Flin Flon area residents. That's why we need to continue to make strategic investments in health care, and that's also why we need to stop Pallister's Conservatives from ...

Flin Flon Votes 2016

March 24, 2016

The Reminder - We have spoken to each of the candidates in Leslie Beck (Liberal Party), Angela Enright (Progressive Conservative Party), Tom Lindsey (NDP), and Clarence Pettersen (independent). These profiles are available on the Manitoba Election page. As part of ...

Which political party will Manitoba's electorate favour come April 19?

March 23, 2016

Thompson Citizen - ... where incumbent MLA Clarence Pettersen, who lost the party's nomination to Tom Lindsey in late 2015, is running as an independent, raising the prospect that he'll split the left-leaning vote and allow either the Liberals or Progressive ...

Local Angle: Welcome to Flin Flon's first competitive MLA race in decades

March 19, 2016

The Reminder - Moreover, Tom Lindsey, the NDP candidate, has proven his strength and appeal by unseating Pettersen for the party nomination just months before a tough election. I have been watching politics for a long time. Not everyone could pull off what Lindsey ...

NDP Flin Flon candidate pledges more money for food programs in Northern Manitoba

March 18, 2016

Thompson Citizen - Tom Lindsey said in a March 9 press release that the NDP would double funding to the province's Northern Healthy Foods Initiative and create a new $500,000 Healthy Foods Initiative Fund to support more community gardens, community kitchens and other ...

Pettersen running as an independent

March 16, 2016

The Reminder - “I'm proud of the four-and-a-half years that I've put in. I'm proud of the $180 million that I got committed to this [riding].” Pettersen spent the past term as a New Democrat but lost the party nomination to Tom Lindsey in late 2015. The Reminder will ...

NDP to spend on northern food security

March 9, 2016

Winnipeg Sun -

‘New people with new ideas’: Candidate hopes to keep Flin Flon riding NDP orange

February 18, 2016

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Questionnaire Response

Tom Lindsey - Flin Flon

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

I am running because I believe in the North. We need to continue to invest in health care, education and jobs. Now is not the time for cuts. People encouraged me to run because I’ve been a strong voice in our community and they want me to bring that voice to the Manitoba Legislature.

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

I’m a long-time labour activist who understands the priorities of everyday families. As an outspoken advocate for working people in Flin Flon and Snow Lake, I know how important it is to understand people’s concerns and then work hard to address them. I’ve worked as a Health and Safety Representative for over twenty years, and fought to ensure people can feel secure in their workplace. Through this experience, I have gained the tools required to effectively represent and advocate for our community.

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

We need to encourage growth in new industries. We are fortunate to have mining in our riding, however must continue to diversify. That’s why the NDP are supporting local industry and making record infrastructure investments so we can continue grow the economy and create good jobs that better our communities.

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

We need to bring indigenous and non-indigenous peoples together, so we can work for the common good. I want to stand up for our health care system. We need to continue to invest in quality health care with more doctors, nurses and front line staff. We all rely on our health care system, and many people—my daughter included—work within the health care industry. In addition to that, I want to ensure we invest in good jobs in our community. We can do this by investing in the critical infrastructure required for resource development and transportation, and by making the strategic investments needed to increase mineral exploration.

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

Aside from its people, our riding has been blessed with its natural resources. We also have the skilled workforce necessary to develop them, and many more people willing to be trained and willing to work. For decades, good jobs have come from mining throughout the riding, and these jobs have supported other areas of our economy such as our service and retail industries.

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

In this election, we are faced with a clear choice: Pallister’s cuts to the schools, hospitals, and infrastructure we need, or protecting the services that matter to working and middle-class families. The last thing we need in the North is cuts.