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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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. ...

Après le 10 septembre, une assemblée plus diversifiée | Élections Manitoba 2019

September 11, 2019

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...Sandhu dans The Maples), une députée de la commnauté philippine (Malaya Marcelino dans Notre Dame) et 5 Autochtones (Wab Kinew dans Fort Rouge, Ian Bushie dans Keewatinook, Bernadette Smith dans Point Douglas et Amanda Laithlin dans The Pas-Kameesak). Le PC compte aussi un élu de la communauté...

Meet the rookies: Manitobans elect 13 new MLAs

September 11, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...the inclusion of transgender, two-spirit and non-binary students and staff, according to her candidate profile on the NDP website. Keewatinook: Ian Bushie (NDP) Ian Bushie won in Keewatinook. (NDP) The geographically gargantuan northern Manitoba riding flipped from red to orange Tuesday night, with...

Liberals drop all-important fourth seat, lose official status

September 10, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...minister and longtime MLA Eric Robinson. The party suffered a fatal blow in the massive eastern Manitoba riding of Keewatinook, where NDP candidate Ian Bushie obliterated Jason Harper with nearly 80 per cent of the vote. Lamont held onto his St. Boniface seat Tuesday night, joining only longtime River...

NDP sweep in northern Manitoba, while rural south stays blue, CBC projects

September 10, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...But Klassen has moved on to run federally for the Liberals in the riding of Churchill-Keewatinook Aski. CBC News projects the NDP candidate Ian Bushie will take the seat. He faced Jason Harper with the Manitoba Liberals. In Thompson, CBC News projects New Democrat Danielle Adams will triumph over...

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