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Andrew Podolecki - Portage La Prairie
1. Why did you decide to run in the Manitoba election?
The changes and cuts in the public services have been harming Manitobans, and now there are indications that our economy is slowing and peoples earnings are no longer growing.
As a former health-care worker the cuts and changes have been extremely detrimental to the quality of our care along with supporting front line workers. Instead of just voicing my displeasure, i decided to be an advocate by putting my name forward to run in saying, people need an advocate who will stand up for vital public services and helping people get ahead in life.
2. Why should a voter consider electing you to represent them?
I would be a tireless advocate for their community no matter the issue, regardless of how big or small the issue may be. I would welcome all peoples opinions and keep an open-door policy to ideas and suggestions regardless of political opinions to ensure good community growth and a strong local advocate to the community.
3. What key issue(s) / topic(s) will you stand for in your role as MLA, and why are these important to you?
Health-care: The changes and cuts to health-care have led to longer wait-times, over-worked and over-stressed staff, and a deterioration of the quality of health-care. As a former health-care worker, I understand the importance of improving health-care is listening to the front-line workers and meeting the needs they have, to perform their jobs properly to improve patient outcomes and reduce wait times.
-Keep vital public services and crown corporations in the hands of the public instead of privatizing.
-Raise minimum wage to $15/hr.
-reverse the cuts to rent assist.
-Keep tuition frozen to the rate of inflation to keep post-secondary affordable.
-Keep student loans interest-free to keep debts minimized.
-We will also NOT bring in a health-care premium which the PCs have continued to dodge in answering.
Environment: I want to build a sustainable economy to reduce our impact on the environment, and cleaning up Lake Winnipeg.
-Support the funding of the North End Pollution Centre to reduce Nitrogen and Phosphorus run-offs.
-Reverse the 50/50 transit funding cuts to fund proper transit services to reduce car use.
-Support Cap and Trade carbon pricing plan to make big polluters pay.
-Make Manitoba Hydro a truly Green Company by investing in Solar, Wind, and Geothermal energy.
News that mentions Andrew Podolecki
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December 27, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - ...Liberals, received 860. Wishart, 65, of Portage la Prairie, started his third term as Portage MLA. He received 4,489 votes compared to 1,521 for Andrew Podolecki (NDP) and 843 for Charles Huband (MLP). Driedger received 6,075 votes, easily defeating second-place New Democratic Party candidate Sophie...
September 10, 2019
The Graphic Leader - ...a third term as MLA of Portage la Prairie. Wishart has received approximately 64 per cent of the vote with just a few polls left to be reported. Andrew Podolecki of the NDP received 22 per cent of votes while Liberal candidate Charles Huband got 12 per cent. Agassiz incumbent Eileen Clarke of the Tories...
September 10, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - ...la Prairie voters have returned Ian Wishart to office for a third term. NDP candidate Andrew Podolecki and Liberal Party candidate Charles Huband proved to be no contest for Wishart, 65. Wishart captured 3,791 votes, with Podolecki a distant second with 1,342, with 42 out of 46 polls reporting on...
September 3, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - ...basis, through the regional health authorities, to local health care providers and facilities. This gives the local community greater authority. Andrew Podolecki (Manitoba New Democratic Party): We’ve heard from people all across the province and we know that health care is in crisis. We will end the cuts...
September 3, 2019
The Graphic Leader - ...Conservative MLA, Ian Wishart, is seeking reelection for his third term and is challenged by Charles Huband of the Liberals and the NDP’s Andrew Podolecki. The Portage electoral district has been held by the Conservative Party since 1977. Get to know the candidates: Ian Wishart – Progressive...