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Jeff Anderson - Assiniboia
1. Why did you decide to run in the Manitoba election?
I was compelled to run for office by something my 15 old son said while we were watching the evening news of yet another ER closure. He turned to me and said, Dad I don’t see any future in this province for me.”
Hearing that made me realize that something must be done to improve the current state of affairs and the future outlook for all Manitobans.
For 40 years Manitoba voters have chosen the NDP or PCs to govern and yet we remain a “have not” province.
I know that Manitoba can be a “have” province. We can “have” a better economy, we can “have” a healthcare system that meets the needs of Manitobans, and we can “have” a safer and cleaner environment.
We can do better!
2. Why should a voter consider electing you to represent them?
As a long time teacher and coach I’ve seen young people strive for greatness and achieve it! In the same way, I believe we have the ability to achieve great things.
During this campaign, I’ve heard directly from people on the doorsteps about the issues that they are concerned about. They are concerned about the job prospects for their kids, they’re concerned about the state of our healthcare system, they’re concerned about the poor condition of our roads and bridges, and they’re concerned about the dramatic rise in poverty and addictions.
I know that Manitoba can be a “have” province. We can have a better economy that works for all, we can have a healthcare system that meets the needs of Manitobans, and we can have a safer and cleaner environment.
For the first time in a long time the Manitoba Liberals offer a credible and strong alternative to the tired policies of the other parties. We offer the best way forward on the vital issues we face.
3. What key issue(s) / topic(s) will you stand for in your role as MLA, and why are these important to you?
Five years ago my family struggled to find an appropriate long term care facility for my mother who suffered with dementia. We were fortunate enough to find a place where she could live in dignity and comfort, but this experience taught me that much more must be done to close the gaps in services that still leave too many Manitobans to fall between the cracks.
The Liberal party promise to build 1200 new seniors housing units across the province in the next five years, and unlike the other parties, we’ll keep that promise. We’ll also increase the funding for homecare by 10% in the first year, as well as the funding for seniors programming. The Liberals will restore and expand the Life Saving Drug Plan eliminated by the Tories, and will work to lower drug costs for all Manitobans.
As an educator, I have worked through the cut backs from the previous PC government. I fear that their plans for Manitoba schools will take us back decades. The Liberals offer a education plan that will make our students more employable and adaptable in the changing world of work. We believe investment over cut backs is the way forward.
4. Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
I believe that many Manitobans are looking for a new way forward, and a change from the tired politics we have endured for so long. The Manitoba Liberals propose ideas that are modern and well researched. We have a leader in Dougald Lamont who is smart and understands the trials many Manitobans face putting a roof over their families’ heads and food on the table. We believe that the answer to our problems will not be found by cutting social programs, health care, or education, but by investing in our economy, our youth, and our seniors, and by putting people back to work. Raising the minimum wage, promoting entrepreneurs and providing people with a living wage are all ideas whose time has come.
The Liberal Party is offering a new way forward. On September 10th, I hope we can have your support.
News that mentions Jeff Anderson
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April 23, 2020
Winnipeg Free Press - In this still image from video provided by the NFL, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow puts on a Cincinnati Bengals cap after being selected first overall by the team during the NFL football draft, Thursday, April 23, 2020. (NFL via AP)For all the uniqueness of this NFL draft, including the angst over a potential communications fiasco, things looked and sounded pretty normal Thursday night. The NFL cancelled all draft activities in Las Vegas when the national shutdown of large gatherings began. CORRECTS LOCATION TO THE PLAINS, OHIO, INSTEAD OF ATHENS, OHIO - In this still image from video provided by the NFL, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow appears in The Plains, Ohio, during the NFL football draft Thursday, April 23, 2020. The Cincinnati Bengals chose Burrow with the first pick in the NFL draft Thursday, April.
April 1, 2020
Winnipeg Free Press - For the first time since 2001, the Patriots will enter a season without Tom Brady as the clear-cut starter under centre. In that same span, the rest of the AFC East has resembled the turnstiles at Penn Station, starting a combined 55 players at quarterback. The Jets have used 16 players at the position since the start of the 2001 season, the Bills 19 and the Dolphins 20. Fun fact: Fitzpatrick has started for all three of the Patriots' division rivals, while Pennington (Jets, Dolphins) played for two. ... Fitzpatrick's 93 combined starts are the most by any QB in the AFC East not named Brady since 2001.
March 1, 2020
Winnipeg Free Press - RED SOX 4, BRAVES 2Nathan Eovaldi struck out four over three scoreless innings in the start for Boston. TIGERS 10, YANKEES 4Spencer Turnbull allowed just one hit over three scoreless innings, striking out three. Jon Lester worked three scoreless innings, allowing two hits and striking out four. Cleveland starter Adam Plutko allowed three runs on three hits an a walk over two innings, striking out two. Jose Suarez allowed a walk over three scoreless innings in the start for the Angels.
February 18, 2020
Winnipeg Free Press - PITTSBURGH - Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Tuesday night. Tristan Jarry stopped 34 shots while picking up his 13th win in his last 17 games. Frederik Andersen stopped 19 shots for Toronto, and has allowed 13 goals in his last three starts. BLUES 3, DEVILS 0ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ivan Barbashev scored twice and St. Louis snapped a season-worst five-game losing streak. Nikolaj Ehlers had a goal and two assists and Patrik Laine scored a goal into an empty net and added one assist.
February 7, 2020
Winnipeg Free Press - He's Outta Here: Manager AJ Hinch, RHP Gerrit Cole, RHP Will Harris, C Robinson Chirinos, OF Tony Kemp. Going campin': The Astros enter the spring reeling from a sign-stealing scandal that cost manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow their jobs. He's Here: INF-OF Tony Kemp, C Austin Allen, LHP T.J. McFarland, 2B Ryan Goins, RHP Zach Lee, C Carlos Perez. He's Outta Here: 2B Jurickson Profar, RHP Blake Treinen, LHP Ryan Buchter, RHP Homer Bailey, LHP Brett Anderson, RHP Tanner Roark. He's Here: Manager Joe Maddon, 3B Anthony Rendon, RHP Dylan Bundy, RHP Julio Teheran, C Jason Castro, RHP Matt Andriese.
February 7, 2020
Winnipeg Free Press - The Nationals head to spring training with mostly the same squad that won the World Series. FILR - In this Dec. 17, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg smiles during a baseball media availability at Nationals Park in Washington. The Nationals head to spring training with mostly the same squad that won the World Series. Girardi arrives with a winning pedigree, having led the Yankees to three AL East titles, six post-season appearances and a World Series championship. Mattingly will spend spring training sorting out prospects for a rotation that should be the team's strength.
February 1, 2020
Winnipeg Free Press - Buffalo Sabres forward JAck Eichel (9) and goalie Carter Hutton (40) celebrate a 2-1- victory following the overtime period of an NHL hockey game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)BUFFALO, N.Y. - Jack Eichel scored 36 seconds into overtime, and the Buffalo Sabres stopped Columbus' six-game win streak with a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jackets on Saturday. Carter Hutton made 22 saves for his irst win since a 4-3 overtime victory against San Jose on Oct. 22. Playing their first game since Jan. 21, the Panthers were shut out for the first time this season. STARS 3, DEVILS 2, OTNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Joe Pavelski scored 1:39 into overtime to lift Dallas over New Jersey. Arizona has lost all three games out of the break, including back-to-back overtime games at home.
January 28, 2020
Winnipeg Free Press - Ottawa Senators forward Tyler Ennis skates during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)BUFFALO, N.Y. - Mike Reilly scored the go-ahead goal 8:48 into the third period, and the Ottawa Senators snapped a seven-game road skid with a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Tyler Ennis had a goal and assist and Jean-Gabriel Pageau also scored for Ottawa, which had gone 0-4-3 on the road since a 5-2 win at Edmonton on Dec. 4. “To see him score that goal after the two blocked shots, I would love to see the camera on our bench. The three power-play goals were the most by Ottawa since a 4-3 overtime win at Winnipeg on Feb. 16, 2019. NOTES: Ottawa improved to 2-5-5 in its past 12, a slump that began after a 3-1 win over Buffalo on Dec. 23.
January 8, 2020
Winnipeg Free Press - The company behind this billion-dollar bet is Quibi (KWIH-bee), which is preparing to offer movies, shows and other short form video designed for viewing in short bursts on mobile devices. Company executives argued at CES that Quibi will offer the first entertainment platform designed exclusively for the phone. “That's the challenge.” Among other things, he noted, it's already possible for people to watch those other services in the same quick bites Quibi plans. Quibi executives at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas showed off technology on Wednesday designed to make video viewing on the phone easier. For instance, it will let you watch full-screen video whether you hold the phone upright or sideways.
January 2, 2020
Winnipeg Free Press - Eichel was awarded the penalty shot after Edmonton's Oscar Klefbom interfered with the Sabres' captain as he attempted to break in alone across the Oilers' blue line. Eichel then scored when he drove in on net from the left wing and snapped a shot inside the far post. BLUE JACKETS 2, BRUINS 1, OTBOSTON (AP) — Pierre-Luc Dubois scored 52 seconds into overtime, Elvis Merzlikins stopped 25 shots and Columbus beat Boston. Vatrano and Colton Sceviour scored 44 seconds apart in the final minute of the second period to put the game out of reach. Brad Richardson followed with his second goal and Carl Soderberg had his 12th a minute later.