Ian Bushie

NDP candidate in the Keewatinook Northern Manitoba race.

Ian can be reached on social media, at ian.bushie@mbndp.ca, or by calling 204-830-1637.

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Questionnaire Response

Ian Bushie - Keewatinook

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

I decided to run for office to make a difference and to ensure that our people’s voices are heard and respected and to ensure that our communities are treated fairly and equitably.

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

I am a member of the Hollow Water First Nation based on the eastern shore of Lake Winnipeg. I have served my community as chief, councilor, community program director and chairperson of various boards and committees. I have operated my own business in Hollow Water for over 20 years and currently employ 9 community members full time. I am an experienced negotiator and facilitator and pride myself on being a role model for members of our nation. I welcome the opportunity to work for my community, our riding and the people of Manitoba.

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

The biggest issues facing our community are healthcare, education and child welfare. I want to focus my attention on reducing the amount of children in care living outside of their communities.

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

I’m excited to be running for a party led by Wab Kinew!

News that mentions Ian Bushie

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Province plans three years of 2.5% Hydro rate hikes

July 8, 2021

Winnipeg Free Press - ...through debate." Related Items Click to Expand Articles Jul 8, 2021: Tories' big Hydro lie just got fatter Dan Lett And her NDP caucus colleague Ian Bushie, critic for Indigenous affairs, issued a statement later in the day, decrying the plan to impose a third rate increase in just over a year on First...

Manitoba seeks 2025 target for outlet channel megaproject

June 30, 2021

Winnipeg Free Press - ...over Métis concerns around the outlet channels, such as whether linking bodies of water will hurt fish stocks. NDP Indigenous affairs critic Ian Bushie argued the project would be further ahead if the province had worked earlier with Indigenous communities and Ottawa, instead of being "ineffective...

‘It should be treated like a crime scene’: Manitoba being called on to search all residential school grounds

May 31, 2021

CTV - ...the schools. "I was aware that children were being buried around the school area, in the bushes, in the grounds." Inside the Legislature NDP MLA Ian Bushie asked the provincial government if it will financially support searching burial sites. Eileen Clarke, the Indigenous and Northern Relations...

Indigenous land acknowledgement ‘talked out’ of legislature

May 18, 2021

Winnipeg Free Press - ...land acknowledgement at the start of the daily proceedings at the Manitoba legislature did not go to a vote last week. On Thursday, NDP MLA Ian Bushie’s resolution got "talked out" — with members speaking about the bill until the allotted time ran out. "It was very strategic and methodical for...

Legislature to consider Indigenous land acknowledgement

May 13, 2021

Winnipeg Free Press - ...1937. It was adopted by the legislative assembly on April 13, 1937. The private member’s resolution, which was introduced by northern NDP MLA Ian Bushie, says "in an era of reconciliation, it is imperative for the legislature to acknowledge and honour the Indigenous communities" and that the province...

La Cour d’appel donne raison au Manitoba dans une dispute avec la Fédération métisse

May 8, 2021

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...Manitoba et lui permettre d’annuler d’autres ententes avec des peuples autochtones. La critique de l'opposition pour les questions autochtones, Ian Bushie, estime que toute cette affaire montre que le gouvernement progressiste-conservateur préfère livrer des batailles juridiques plutôt que de...

Judge sides with province in appeal of decision on $67.5M payout to Manitoba Metis Federation

May 8, 2021

CBC Manitoba - ...peoples. The Manitoba Metis Federation will seek leave to appeal the case to the Supreme Court of Canada, president David Chartrand says. (CBC) Ian Bushie, the Opposition NDP's Indigenous affairs critic, said the entire case indicates the Progressive Conservative government's intention to fight in...

Manitoba Liberal pushes federal Liberals on child welfare

December 4, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...sent straight to your inbox every morning. Sign Up I agree to the Terms and Conditions, Cookie and Privacy Policies, and CASL agreement. NDP MLA Ian Bushie (Keewatinook) said Lamont's timing was "somewhat disappointing." "During the provincial election, he made no mention of (the tribunal ruling) at...

MLA Lindsey returns to provincial legislature

October 16, 2019

The Reminder - ...his portfolio will look like as part of an expanded NDP caucus. He said he’ll be the northern and labour critic, working closely with new MLAs Ian Bushie and Jamie Moses. “I share some of the duties with Ian Bushie for Indigenous and Northern Affairs,” Lindsey said. “He looks after the...

Danielle Adams sworn in as Thompson MLA, named critic for childcare, housing, disability and poverty

October 2, 2019

Thompson Citizen - ...with families—is she intentionally interpreting the policy differently in order to spend less supporting children?” Another rookie NDP MLA, Ian Bushie (Keewatinook), the party’s Indigenous affairs critic, attacked the government Oct. 2 for underfunding the Northern Healthy Foods Initiative by...

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