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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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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.
December 21, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - Adam Henrique had a goal and an assist, John Gibson made 28 saves as the Ducks snapped a two-game skid. Ryan Pulock tied the game at 5-5 when he blasted a slap shot past Gibson at 13:19 of the third period. Patrick Laine had two goals for the Jets, who had lost three of their past four games. Alex Stalock allowed six goals on 28 shots in goal for Minnesota before being removed midway through third period. OILERS 4, CANADIENS 3EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Riley Sheahan got the tiebreaking goal in the third period, lifting Edmonton past Montreal.
December 16, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard (25) runs the ball against New York Jets linebacker Neville Hewitt (46) during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)NEW YORK - Jonotthan Harrison entered training camp as the New York Jets' centre, eager to establish himself as a reliable starter. The 28-year-old Harrison has stepped in, as he did last season, and helped solidify a once shaky offensive line. “It definitely was a funky season," Harrison said Monday. A lot of injuries, a lot of changes, and a lot of that is out of our control.
December 8, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - The Patriots, who can extend their NFL record to 11 consecutive playoff berths with a win, will also be missing a key offensive cog. KANSAS CITY-NEW ENGLANDChiefs: RB Damien Williams, CB Rashad Fenton, CB Morris Claiborne, OL Jackson Barton, OL Nick Allegretti, TE Deon Yelder, QB Chad Henne. Patriots: C Ted Karras, DL Byron Cowart, CB Joejuan Williams, QB Cody Kessler, OL Korey Cunningham, TE Ryan Izzo, RB Damien Harris. Bills: RB T.J. Yeldon, S Dean Marlowe, OG Ike Boettger, RT Ty Nsekhe, WR Duke Williams, TE Tommy Sweeney, DT Vincent Taylor. Packers: WR Ryan Grant, CB Kevin King, RB Dexter Williams, CB Tony Brown, CB Ka'dar Hollman, G/T Adam Pankey, T Yosh Nijman.
November 24, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - PHILADELPHIA - Rashaad Penny ran for a career-best 129 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown, Russell Wilson threw one TD pass and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Philadelphia Eagles 17-9 Sunday. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)PHILADELPHIA - Rashaad Penny ran for a career-best 129 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown, Russell Wilson threw one TD pass and the Seattle Seahawks beat the Philadelphia Eagles 17-9 Sunday. Tom Brady made the most of what he had, tossing a first-quarter touchdown pass to rookie N’Keal Harry and completing a 32-yard pass to rookie Jakobi Meyers. His touchdown pass to Washington gave the Steelers a 10-7 lead and got thousands of Terrible Towels twirling at Paul Brown Stadium. Driskel finished 20 of 32 for 207 yards, with a touchdown pass and the three interceptions.
November 17, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - Cousins hit Stefon Diggs for a 54-yard touchdown pass that brought the crowd noise to a deafening level and cut the lead to 23-20. Cousins hit Stefon Diggs for a 54-yard touchdown pass that brought the crowd noise to a deafening level and cut the lead to 23-20. RAVENS 41, TEXANS 7BALTIMORE (AP) — Lamar Jackson threw four touchdown passes, ran for 86 yards and helped Baltimore roll to its sixth straight victory, over Houston. PATRIOTS 17, EAGLES 10PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Julian Edelman threw a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown pass to Phillip Dorsett and New England rallied for a victory over Philadelphia. Matt Ryan improved to 7-1 in his past eight starts against the Panthers, throwing for 311 yards including a 6-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Ridley.
November 16, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - Eichel shot early and often Saturday and had the first four-goal game of his career, leading the Sabres to a 4-2 win over the Ottawa Senators. Eichel shot early and often Saturday and had the first four-goal game of his career, leading the Sabres to a 4-2 win over the Ottawa Senators. Eichel opened the scoring 1:28 into the second period, using his speed in the right circle and beating Anderson high to the glove side. “We did just enough to be competitive, but we didn’t quite do enough to take control of that game,” Senators defenceman Mark Borowiecki said. “At the moment, all I can say is it’s a day-to-day situation.”NOTES: Sabres C Rasmus Asplund played in his first career game.
November 16, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - GLENDALE, Ariz. - Darcy Kuemper stopped 37 shots and slammed an opponent to the ice during a brawl in the second period, and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 Saturday. GLENDALE, Ariz. - Darcy Kuemper stopped 37 shots and slammed an opponent to the ice during a brawl in the second period, and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Calgary Flames 3-0 Saturday. STARS 5, OILERS 4, OTEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jamie Benn scored 1:14 into overtime, and Dallas beat Edmonton for its third consecutive win. It was the 371st career goal and 713th point for Carter, who also played his 500th game with the Kings. Luke Kunin, Zach Parise and Carson Soucy, who netted his first NHL goal, scored for the Wild.
November 15, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - The NFL in February settled the collusion grievance Kaepernick and former teammate Eric Reid had filed. Of course, the reason Kaepernick hasn't played in a game since New Year's Day 2017 goes beyond football. The NFL in February settled the collusion grievance Kaepernick and former teammate Eric Reid had filed. The NFL gave Kaepernick a 2-hour deadline to accept the offer on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the bizarre arrangement. He's determined to showcase his skills in front of anyone willing to watch.