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Durdana Islam - Seine River
1. Why did you decide to run in the Manitoba election?
I decided to run in the election because I am extremely disappointed in the policy direction of our province. I believe that my extensive experience in evaluating the impacts of environmental policy would be invaluable in the Legislative Assembly. I wanted to be involved in the policy decisions at the provincial level so that I can make a real impact on our future.
2. Why should a voter consider electing you to represent them?
I am passionate, and I am determined to represent the constituents of Seine River. As a single mom, the challenges I have faced are quite common among my constituents – finding affordable childcare or even access to recreational activities for my children. I understand that life is difficult for many of us as everyday working-class families, and I promise to put the needs of my constituents first, while fighting for a better future for us all.
3. What key issue(s) / topic(s) will you stand for in your role as MLA, and why are these important to you?
I will be fighting for improvements in our healthcare and public education systems. I am also an advocate for policy that pushes Manitobans to lower our carbon footprint. I want a better future for my kids, as well as yours. Healthcare cuts and increasing classrooms sizes aren’t the answer to that. As an educator, I believe that we need to invest more money in public education. As a climate change researcher, I want policy that makes it easier for my constituents make both greener choices and adapt environmentally-sustainable lifestyles.
4. Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
I have faced a lot of bigotry when canvassing, and while this is horrible, it has strengthened my resolve. I am hopeful that my candidacy will make it easier for other visible minorities to run for office one day. And I want it to be normalized, so that the next time a person of color comes knocking on your door, you’d take a second and hear what they have to say.
News that mentions Durdana Islam
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September 16, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - ...aligned riding of Seine River, which includes the neighbourhood of St. Norbert. Morley-Lecomte won with 45 per cent of the vote (4,363), followed by Durdana Islam (NDP - 2,513), James Bloomfield (Lib. - 2,147), and Bryanne Lamoureux (GPM - 658). In Seine River 63.4 per cent of the electorate made it to the...
August 26, 2019
Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...Myshkowsky : Nouveau Parti démocratique Katherine Quinton : Parti vert du Manitoba Rivière-Seine James Bloomfield : Parti libéral du Manitoba Durdana Islam : Nouveau Parti démocratique Bryanne Lamoureux : Parti vert du Manitoba Janice Morley-Lecomte : Parti progressiste-conservateur Lagimodière ...
August 7, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - ...Liberals in St. Norbert, pulling in the third most votes after Jon Reyes (PC) and Dave Gaudreau (NDP). Other candidates in the Seine River include Durdana Islam (NDP), Bryanne Lamoureux (Green), and Janice Morley-Lecomte (PC). In Waverley, another new riding created during the 2018 Electoral Division...
June 24, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - ...Wong (NDP); Tanjit Nagra (Lib.). River Heights - Jon Gerrard (Lib). Tuxedo - Heather Stefanson (PC). Waverley - Jon Reyes (PC). Seine River - Durdana Islam (NDP); Janice Morley-Lecomte (PC). As of June 21, prospective candidates have yet to be announced in the electoral divisions of Fort Whyte and Fort...
June 23, 2019
Winnipeg Sun - ...Sala (St. James) 2. Andy Regier (Rossmere), 3. Amanda Lathlin (The Pas-Kameesak) INCUMBENT 4. Bernadette Smith (Point Douglas) INCUMBENT 5. Durdana Islam (Seine River) 6. Danielle Adams (Thompson) 7. Elliot Macdonald (Kildonan-River East) 8. George Wong (Fort Richmond) 9. Greg McFarlane...