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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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November 6, 2019
Winnipeg Sun - The Manitoba government is now providing veterans’ organizations a greater share of video lottery terminal (VLT) revenues. Pallister previously promised to make the VLT change a priority for the first 100 days of his recently re-elected government. A Royal Canadian Legion representative said the new revenue is welcome news. Anderson said the amount of new revenue raised through the change will be different for each branch, depending on each location’s number of machines. “They are funds that will help us to keep our legions going and support our membership and programs.
November 5, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - Jean-Gabriel Pageau had a goal for the Senators and Craig Anderson finished with 28 saves. NEW YORK - Cole Bardreau scored his first NHL goal on a penalty shot in the second period, and the New York Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 Tuesday night for their 10th straight win. Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson (41) and reacts after New York Islanders center Josh Bailey (12) scores a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, in New York. The Islanders won 4-1. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK - Cole Bardreau scored his first NHL goal on a penalty shot in the second period, and the New York Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators 4-1 Tuesday night for their 10th straight win.
November 3, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - The Green Bay Packers are in a groove, and now Aaron Rodgers has his go-to wide receiver back, with Davante Adams returning. Chargers: QB Easton Stick, WR Geremy Davis, RB Troymaine Pope, S Roderic Teamer, DT Cortez Broughton, DT Brandon Mebane, DT Justin Jones. CLEVELAND-DENVERBrowns: WR Taywan Taylor, WR Damion Ratley, S Eric Murray, S Damarious Randall, CB Robert Jackson, T Kendall Lamm, Brown. Seahawks: WR Josh Gordon, WR Gary Jennings, WR John Ursua, S Quandre Diggs, DL Quinton Jefferson, S Lano Hill, RB C.J. HOUSTON AT JACKSONVILLE (in London)Texans: WR Will Fuller, CB Bradley Roby, CB Lonnie Johnson, S Tashaun Gipson, LB Tyrell Adams, C/G Greg Mancz, T Laremy Tunsil.
October 19, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - Jost completed his first career hat trick with a pair of goals coming 2:49 apart early in the second period. Jost completed his first career hat trick with a pair of goals coming 2:49 apart early in the second period. Jack Hughes, 18, played in his eighth NHL game after he was selected by New Jersey with the No. Kyle Capobianco posted his first NHL goal for the Coyotes, and Oliver Ekman-Larsson also scored in the first period. More AP NHL: https://apnews.com/NHL and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
October 17, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - FRISCO, Texas - Jeff Heath agrees the Dallas defence hasn't had the impact it did early last season, when that unit often covered for a sagging offence and kept the Cowboys from falling too far out of the playoff picture. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)FRISCO, Texas - Jeff Heath agrees the Dallas defence hasn't had the impact it did early last season, when that unit often covered for a sagging offence and kept the Cowboys from falling too far out of the playoff picture. The Cowboys answered with a touchdown to get within two, but the 2-point conversation attempt failed with 43 seconds remaining. The Cowboys are eighth in scoring defence at 19 points per game after finishing sixth last season. "There's been times where I think we've played well, at other times that we haven't," Heath said.
October 16, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - The slow starts have been much worse during the three-game losing streak that has dropped Dallas back to .500. Combine the deficits against Green Bay and the previously winless New York Jets in the past two losses, and the Cowboys were down 52-6 before coming back. The slow starts have been much worse during the three-game losing streak that has dropped Dallas back to .500. Combine the deficits against Green Bay and the previously winless New York Jets in the past two losses, and the Cowboys were down 52-6 before coming back. The Cowboys are second in the NFL in total offence, but something inside those numbers also illustrates the slow starts.
October 15, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Kyrie Irving (23.8 ppg), G Caris LeVert (13.7 ppg), F Joe Harris (13.7 ppg), F Taurean Prince (13.5 ppg), C Jarrett Allen (10.9 ppg). COACH: Dwane Casey (second season, 11th NBA season). PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Reggie Jackson (15.4 ppg), G Bruce Brown (4.3 ppg), G Tony Snell (6.0 ppg), F Blake Griffin (24.5 ppg), C Andre Drummond (17.3 ppg). PROJECTED STARTING FIVE: G Eric Bledsoe (15.9 ppg), G Wesley Matthews (12.2 ppg), F Khris Middleton (18.3 ppg), F Giannis Antetokounmpo (27.7 ppg), C Brook Lopez (12.5 ppg). COACH: David Fizdale (second season, fourth NBA season).
October 15, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - Team-by-team preview capsules for the NBA's Western Conference:DALLAS MAVERICKSLAST SEASON: 33-49, finished tied for 12th in Western Conference. If the pairing of is successful it could help the Rockets become an offensive juggernaut in the stacked Western Conference. With the Western Conference even more loaded than before, though, it will be tough to measure progress in the standings. KEY ADDITIONS: F Williamson, F Ingram, G Ball, C Favours, G J.J. Redick, G Nickeil Alexander-Walker, C Jaxson Hayes. OUTLOOK: The Jazz are well positioned to take a step forward and become a Western Conference title contender.
October 15, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - That may be a tall order for a team anchored by a pair of 20-year-olds in Jaren Jackson Jr. and Ja Morant and a first-year head coach. MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Veteran centre Jonas Valanciunas chuckled at the idea the revamped Memphis Grizzlies are in a rebuilding process that could take a couple of seasons. GRIZZLIES' NEW DUOFor years the Grizzlies' key players were centre Marc Gasol and Conley. Now their future solidly is in the hands of Jackson and Morant, a couple of talented 20-year-olds. Grizzlies guard Dillon Brook said Morant and Jackson have so much potential, and he's already been impressed by the rookie.
October 2, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - ST. LOUIS - Jakub Vrana scored at 2:51 of overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night in the opener for both teams. The Capitals won 3-2 in overtime. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)ST. LOUIS - Jakub Vrana scored at 2:51 of overtime to give the Washington Capitals a 3-2 victory over the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night in the opener for both teams. He has nine goals and two assists in the four season-opening games, starting with a four-goal game against the Senators in his NHL debut in 2016. Scott Sabourin scored in his NHL debut for Ottawa, Brady Tkachuk, and Bobby Ryan added goals, and Craig Anderson made 37 saves.