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.

Their response to our candidate questionnaire can be read below.

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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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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...

Manitoba NDP introduce their shadow cabinet

September 27, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...critic. -Nello Altomare: Education critic. -Uzoma Asagwara: Health critic. -Diljeet Brar: Sport, culture and heritage critic; agriculture critic. -Ian Bushie: Indigenous affairs critic. -Amanda Lathlin: Opposition deputy whip; families critic. -Tom Lindsey: Opposition deputy caucus chair; labour and...

Northern federal election hopefuls face off in Thompson

September 20, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...the Liberal MLA for the northern riding of Keewatinook, ultimately leading to the provincial Liberals being unseated in that riding by NDP candidate Ian Bushie. The northern youth drumming circle played the drum at Thursday's forum. (Ramraajh Sharvendiran/CBC) The Liberal candidate was joined by...

Letters, Sept. 14

September 14, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...record in office and a more multi-faceted approach deserved the nod over the Green candidate. With attention to First Nations issues, the NDP’s Ian Bushie won in Keewatinook and the party swept all of the northern seats. In terms of diversity, the election of two black MLAs has been noted, along with a...

Manitoba Liberal leader stays on despite losing official party status

September 12, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...announced earlier this year that she was running in the federal election. Her northern Manitoba district of Keewatinook was won by New Democrat Ian Bushie on Tuesday. Lamont said he plans to bring forward a bill that would reduce the number of seats required for official party status but acknowledged...

Manitoba Liberal leader staying on despite losing official party status

September 12, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...announced earlier this year that she was running in the federal election. Her northern Manitoba district of Keewatinook was won by New Democrat Ian Bushie on Tuesday. Lamont said he plans to introduce a bill reducing the number of seats required for official party status but acknowledged it could be...

Manitoba Liberal leader staying on despite losing official party status

September 12, 2019

Global News - ...announced earlier this year that she was running in the federal election. Her northern Manitoba district of Keewatinook was won by New Democrat Ian Bushie on Tuesday. READ MORE: Fewer voters turn out for 2019 election than 2016, says Elections Manitoba Lamont said he plans to introduce a bill...

More women, more people of colour but fewer Indigenous MLAs in Manitoba legislature

September 12, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ... One Filipino (Malaya Marcelino in Notre Dame) and five Indigenous NDP candidates were also elected (party leader Wab Kinew in Fort Rouge, Ian Bushie in Keewatinook, Bernadette Smith in Point Douglas, Nahanni Fontaine in St. John's and Amanda Laithlin in The Pas-Kameesak). For the PCs, Filipino...

Meet the 13 rookie MLAs elected in Manitoba

September 11, 2019

CTV - ...spare time, Wasyliw volunteers with his local parent advisory council, advocates for the wrongfully convicted, and coaches football. Keewatinook: Ian Bushie (NDP) A fresh face to the NDP, Ian Bushie has been elected as MLA of Keewatinook in northern Manitoba, beating out Liberal incumbent Jason Harper. ...

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