Tom Lindsey

Tom Lindsey
Political Party: NDP
Phone: 204-681-2260
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Manitoba Justice Minister Gord Mackintosh won't seek re election

January 29, 2016 - ... Elmwood: Jim Maloway (incumbent); Fort Garry Riverview: James Allum (incumbent); Fort Richmond: Kerri Irvin-Ross (incumbent); Fort Rouge: Jennifer Howard (dropped out); Flin Flon: Tom Lindsey (held by NDP's Clarence Pettersen - lost own nomination) ...

Local Angle: New candidate means questions for Flin Flon NDP

December 18, 2015

The Reminder - Tom Lindsey is in, Clarence Pettersen is out, and the hotly contested NDP nomination race that made it so is the talk of the Flin Flon constituency. Pettersen's loss of the NDP nomination for the 2016 election is a bitter pill to swallow for the one ...

Manitoba MLA who openly criticized premier loses NDP nomination

December 12, 2015

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Lindsey defeats Pettersen for NDP nomination

December 11, 2015

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Flin Flon city councillor running for provincial Liberals

December 10, 2015

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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.