David Nickarz

Green candidate in the Wolseley Winnipeg race.

David can be reached on social media,or at david.nickarz@greenparty.mb.ca.

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Questionnaire Response

David Nickarz - Wolseley

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

I’m running for MLA for Wolseley because I’ve lived and worked in this community as a small business owner for many years.  I want to bring a new voice to the legislature because there is a lack of representation for people who care about our planet, poverty and transforming our economy.  After spending almost 30 years as an environmental activist, running for political office is the logical next step.

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

I’ve been active in my community for many years as a small business owner fixing and renovating homes.  I’ve been active on environmental issues for almost 30 years helping to protect people and the planet.  I’ve been an active board member with the West Broadway Community Organisation for 5 years.  I live, work and volunteer in my community.  I live my values and I’m not afraid to take risks if the cause is just.

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

No serious action has been taken on the political level for the climate crisis.  Climate change makes every other issue much harder to deal with and the Green Party is the lone voice willing to take action.  Poverty has taken a strong hold in this province and Greens have novel approaches to helping solve that problem with the Basic Income platform.  Electoral reform is needed so that voting can be fairer, but we also need a more collaborative approach to politics in the Legislature.

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

Voters in Wolseley finally have something to vote for, instead of voting against.  When Greens get elected, as we’ve seen all over Canada, things change.  Climate change, poverty, electoral reform, health and education are all pushed to the forefront with a new voice and real solutions.

News that mentions David Nickarz

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New figures show Manitoba political parties kept a lid on election spending

February 10, 2020

Winnipeg Sun - ...where parties focused their efforts. The cash-strapped Green party was hoping for a breakthrough in the Wolseley seat in Winnipeg. Green candidate David Nickarz spent $28,000 on his campaign — three times as much as what Green leader James Beddome spent in Fort Rouge — but finished second behind New...

New figures show Manitoba political parties kept a lid on election spending

February 10, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - ...where parties focused their efforts. The cash-strapped Green party was hoping for a breakthrough in the Wolseley seat in Winnipeg. Green candidate David Nickarz spent $28,000 on his campaign — three times as much as what Green leader James Beddome spent in Fort Rouge — but finished second behind New...

New Figures Show Manitoba Political Parties Kept a Lid on Election Spending

February 10, 2020

ChrisD - ...where parties focused their efforts. The cash-strapped Green party was hoping for a breakthrough in the Wolseley seat in Winnipeg. Green candidate David Nickarz spent $28,000 on his campaign — three times as much as what Green leader James Beddome spent in Fort Rouge — but finished second behind New...

Manitoba’s political parties slashed spending in 2019 election over 2016 totals

February 10, 2020

CBC Manitoba - ...where parties focused their efforts. The cash-strapped Green party was hoping for a breakthrough in the Wolseley seat in Winnipeg. Green candidate David Nickarz spent $28,000 on his campaign — three times as much as what Green leader James Beddome spent in Fort Rouge — but finished second behind New...

Manitoba political parties kept a lid on election spending, new figures show

February 10, 2020

CTV - ...where parties focused their efforts. The cash-strapped Green party was hoping for a breakthrough in the Wolseley seat in Winnipeg. Green candidate David Nickarz spent $28,000 on his campaign -- three times as much as what Green leader James Beddome spent in Fort Rouge -- but finished second behind New...

A look back at 2019

December 30, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Winnipeg, NDP were able to take some hotly contested seats. In Wolseley, NDP nominee Lisa Naylor defeated the Green Party of Manitoba (GPM) nominee David Nickarz by 917 votes. It was a grassroots campaign versus a national effort, as the GPM put everything they had into securing the riding. In St. James the...

How did your Winnipeg neighbours vote in the 2019 Manitoba election?

October 31, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...Brian Pallister's Progressive Conservative government returned to power. Some of the more notable results revealed include: Green Party candidate David Nickarz managed to win the support of the southern parts of the Wolseley riding, similar to his results in the 2016 provincial election. However, the...

Greens vow to decriminalize illicit drugs

September 21, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...dampened federal campaign spirits, May said the Greens have brought issues to the table in Manitoba "just as we do across Canada." She acknowledged David Nickarz’ close provincial campaign in Wolseley and that Greens have been elected to parliament in four provinces across Canada. "We certainly hope to see...

NDP takes St. James, Wolseley, Notre Dame

September 18, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...the riding with 4,009 votes, or 1,242 more than Richard. Adrien Sala is the new MLA for St. James. In Wolseley, Green Party of Manitoba favourite David Nickarz lost to the NDP’s Lisa Naylor. The NDP swept up St. James from the PCs and held on to its seat in Wolseley on election night. The NDP swept up...

It’s not easy being Green

September 13, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ... Under Beddome's leadership, the Greens fielded a record 43 candidates in the provincial election, but failed to win a seat. Green candidate David Nickarz, the party's best hope for a win, finished second to school trustee Lisa Naylor of the NDP in Wolseley. Beddome disagrees with the notion that the...

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