Andrew Frank

PC candidate in the Concordia Winnipeg race.

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Questionnaire Response

Andrew Frank - Concordia

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

To work to ensure that Manitoba is a province where families find it affordable to live, that has healthcare and educational systems among the best in Canada, has a growing economy so my sons don’t have to move elsewhere to find good jobs and to chart a responsible course in addressing climate change.   In short to make Manitoba a place where our citizens can prosper and others choose to make it their new home!

2. Why should a voter consider electing you to represent them?

Over the past nearly 30 years I have had first hand experience in helping the most vulnerable in our society through my involvement with our local Harvest Food Bank, ensuring students have the resources and environment to excel while on a school board and the challenges of starting and developing a company that manufactures unique Smart products that serve medical, sports and consumer markets.    This all has provided me the empathy to understand the needs of the community and tools to help build the consensus, and implementation plans necessary to bring new solutions to challenges we all face as we go forward together in Manitoba

3. What key issue(s) / topic(s) will you stand for in your role as MLA, and why are these important to you?

Key issues for me as an MLA are Education, Healthcare and growing Manitoba’s economy.

With a child still in school and a business that is always looking for skilled employees I want to see an education system that equips our children to benefit from the employment opportunities and needs that Manitoba businesses have as they grow.   Healthcare has to improve to keep pace with an aging population and new technologies.  Thirty years of experience in helping those with medical challenges has given me insight into how we can better serve Manitobans.  Our economy has to grow to support the services and programs our community needs and to provide local opportunities for our children as they enter the workplace.

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

Deficits and debt means that Manitoban dollars that could solve Manitoban’s needs are not available to do so.  I am in favor of balancing the budget to free more resources for improving infrastructure, education and Healthcare.

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AFC South adds pass-rushing skill to already-loaded division

April 29, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - (AP Photo/John Amis, File)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The division that led the AFC in sacks in 2019 might be even tougher to block next season. Two-time and reigning division champion Houston used its first two picks to land TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock (second round) and Florida pass rusher Jon Greenard (third). 13 overall, to San Francisco for 2018 Pro Bowl defensive tackle DeForest Buckner. ON THE MOVEDivision opponents have to be glad to be rid of four stars: receiver DeAndre Hopkins, defensive tackle Jurell Casey, cornerback Jalen Ramsey, and Campbell. Hopkins, Casey, Ramsey and Campbell made a combined 14 Pro Bowls as part of the AFC South, all since 2015.

Online vigil shares music, messages of support in memory of N.S. victims

April 24, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - Nova Scotia residents with personal connections to those killed spent the week gathering recordings of music and tributes from public figures, including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Premier Stephen McNeil and Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby, originally from the province, for "Nova Scotia Remembers." A piper plays "Amazing Grace" as local residents look on during a local vigil in Wentworth, N.S. 22 people are dead after a man went on a murderous rampage in Portapique and several other Nova Scotia communities. "I'm in Pittsburgh but being from Nova Scotia, my heart and mind is home with all of you," said Crosby, whose Golden Goal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics led to a cross-country celebration. George Canyon, Jenn Grant, Reeny Smith, and Classified were among the Nova Scotia musicians who recorded musical performances for the 90-minute event that was streamed online and broadcast by CBC, CTV and several radio stations.

Chiefs open in draft after keeping most of their free agents

April 16, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2020, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid speaks during a press conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Kansas City Chiefs coach is hunkered down in his basement, trying to avoid going out in public as he works from a makeshift office consisting of a computer, an iPad and an old side table. They used options to keep running back Damien Williams and linebacker Damien Wilson, and they franchised defensive tackle Chris Jones. They could add depth in the defensive backfield, which remains thin, or begin to address positions that could become problems next year: linebacker, running back and defensive tackle. COST-CONTROLLED HELPRegardless whether the Chiefs pick in the first round, their four remaining selections will be crucial.

MLB ballparks will remain eerily empty on ‘opening day’

March 25, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - There will be empty ballparks on what was supposed to be Major League Baseball's opening day. The start of the MLB regular season is indefinitely on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. With the start of the Major League Baseball season indefinitely on hold because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, ballparks will be empty Thursday on what was supposed to be opening day. The Texas Rangers are scheduled to play their home opener in their new home on March 31 against the Los Angeles Angels. “Prior to every baseball season, you're always working very aggressively to get ready for opening day.

N.S. judge agrees with Mi’kmaq band, requires further talks on Alton Gas project

March 24, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - A Nova Scotia judge has ruled the operators of a project to store natural gas in underground caverns must delay their project until further talks with a Mi'kmaq community are complete. The Sipekne'katik First Nation argued last month before Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Frank Edwards that Alton Gas's consultations with the community were insufficient. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew VaughanHALIFAX - A Nova Scotia judge has ruled the operators of a project to store natural gas in underground caverns must delay their project until further talks with a Mi'kmaq community are complete. The Sipekne'katik First Nation argued last month before Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice Frank Edwards that Alton Gas's consultations with the community were insufficient. Miller released her government's decision last April to give Alton Gas industrial approval for the project near Shubenacadie, saying Mi'kmaq communities were treated appropriately.

Winnipeg Free Press

March 20, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Some students think public education could improve with tighter caps on class sizes. RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Manitoba Education Minister Kelvin Goertzen: "Our students are as capable as any students in Canada." RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Sansome kindergarten teacher, Johanna Gerelus, reading and engaging her young students through play. RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Nadia Hagman, a Grade 8 teacher at Acadia Junior High in southwest Winnipeg. RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Glenlawn Collegiate Grade 9 student Thea Lechelt in her Indigenous education class.

Key additions and subtractions for AFC teams in free agency

March 19, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)WHERE TEAM NEEDS IMPROVEMENT: Left tackle remains priority, likely taken care of with No. DENVERWHERE TEAM IMPROVED IN FREE AGENCY: Rather than breaking bank for Byron Jones or D.J. INDIANAPOLISWHERE TEAM IMPROVED IN FREE AGENCY: Addressed biggest potential hole on offence by re-signing LT Anthony Castonzo. LA CHARGERSWHERE TEAM IMPROVED IN FREE AGENCY: Upgraded offensive line by trading for RG Trai Turner and adding RT Bryan Bulaga. TENNESSEEWHERE TEAM IMPROVED IN FREE AGENCY: Outside pass rush got much-needed boost adding DE Vic Beasley Jr.

Politics in the time of COVID-19: campaigns in Canada, U.S. pivot amid outbreak

March 11, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - Candidates seeking to replace Andrew Scheer as leader of the federal Conservatives are exploring options for what their leadership campaigns might look like without public events — more livestreaming, telephone town calls and more social media activity. Six others are still trying to raise the necessary money and support, and have exactly two weeks to do it — all while keeping one eye on the latest recommendations from public health officials. Both campaigns have promised to assess their plans regularly and go day-to-day on whether to press ahead with scheduled events. Late Wednesday, the Biden campaign cancelled planned "large crowd events" in Chicago and Miami, replacing them with virtual events "at the request of elected officials in Illinois and Florida." Trump's public health challenge could quickly become a political problem if he chooses to ignore his government's own advice.

Judge, Stanton likely to start on IL; Sale elbow hurting

March 3, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - ANGELS 11, INDIANS 7Michael Hermosillo had a three-run homer and RBI single for the Angels. RANGERS 6, GIANTS 5Wilmer Flores hit his first home run and Buster Posey added an RBI single for San Francisco. Ian Happ led off the game with a home run and added an RBI single. Willson Contreras had a two-run single for Chicago. Ryan Goins had a two-run single.

Trudeau says time for blockades to end, Indigenous leaders to work with government

February 21, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - Hereditary chiefs of the Wet'suwet'en Nation oppose the work on their traditional territory, despite support from elected band councils along the pipeline route. have left traditional Wet'suwet'en territory entirely and Coastal GasLink, the pipeline company, ceases work in the area. The Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs were visiting their supporters at Tyendinaga to thank them and held a news conference afterward. This is just the latest in an increasing pile-on of federal, provincial and business leaders pressing Trudeau and the federal government to end the blockades. He said his government continues to be ready to engage in talks with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs.

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