Liberal candidate in the Assiniboia Winnipeg race.
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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.
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Renfroe’s slam leads 6 HRs as Red Sox rout Blue Jays 13-4
July 20, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - BUFFALO, N.Y. - Hunter Renfroe hit a grand slam, Kiké Hernández drove in three runs with two homers and the Boston Red Sox snapped a two-game losing streak with a 13-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday night. Martinez broke out of a slump with four hits as the Red Sox improved their AL-leading road record to 29-19. Red Sox starter Nick Pivetta (8-4) allowed four runs on 11 hits and two walks while recording four strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings. Tyler Naquin drove in four runs for the Reds with five hits, including a tying single in the 10th. Carlson and Paul Goldschmidt hit home runs in the sixth, the fourth time this season the Cardinals hit back-to-back homers.
Escobar HR, single lead Nats past Padres in series finale
July 18, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - Framber Valdez (5-2) yielded four runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings, striking out four and walking two. Ohtani added to his major league-leading home run total in the ninth inning, hitting his first since the All-Star break. Hector Neris pitched the ninth inning for his 12th save. Kolby Allard (2-6) allowed five runs, seven hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings. Happ (5-5) took the loss, giving up seven runs on 11 hits and a walk in seven innings.
Tropical storm pounds East Coast after killing 1 in Florida
July 8, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - A jogger makes his way along Bayshore Blvd., in Tampa, Fla. as a wave breaks over a seawall, during the aftermath of Tropical Storm Elsa Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Tropical storm warnings were in effect along the coast from North Carolina to Massachusetts. Pedestrians dash across the intersection of Greene and Duval streets as heavy winds and rain associated with Tropical Storm Elsa passes Key West, Fla., on Tuesday, July 6, 2022. Shawn Frazier, 61, reinforces tarps over his Tampa home's roof ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa on Tuesday, July 6, 2021. The U.S. Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued 13 people after their boat capsized off of Key West as Tropical Storm Elsa approached.
Ohtani’s 32nd home run helps Angels beat Red Sox 5-4
July 7, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shohei Ohtani hit his major league-leading 32nd homer, a season high by a Japanese player in the major leagues, helping the Los Angeles Angels beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Wednesday. DeGrom allowed two runs and four hits in seven innings with 10 strikeouts and no walks — his seventh start with double-digit strikeouts this season. Andrew McCutchen had a two-run homer for Philadelphia. Wheeler (6-5) yielded seven runs, four earned, on eight hits in 5 2/3 innings. ASTROS 4, ATHLETICS 3HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve hit a three-run homer and Kyle Tucker’s tiebreaking solo shot in the seventh inning lifted Houston over Oakland.
Tropical storm kills 1 in Florida, hurts 10 at Georgia base
July 6, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - Wind moves the grass and palm trees under a cloudy sky after the passage of Tropical Storm Elsa in Havana, Cuba, Monday, July 5, 2021. The coasts of Georgia and South Carolina were under a tropical storm warning. Forecasters predicted Elsa would remain a tropical storm into Friday, and issued a tropical storm watch from North Carolina to Massachusetts. Tropical Storm Elsa continued to track north after dropping heavy rain in the Tampa Bay area. Pedestrians dash across the intersection of Greene and Duval streets as heavy winds and rain associated with Tropical Storm Elsa passes Key West, Fla., on Tuesday, July 6, 2022.
Pirates stop Brewers’ 11-game win streak with 2-0 victory
July 4, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Anderson pitched seven sparkling innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped Milwaukee’s 11-game winning streak Sunday with a 2-0 victory over the Brewers. PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler Anderson pitched seven sparkling innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates snapped Milwaukee’s 11-game winning streak Sunday with a 2-0 victory over the Brewers. David Price (4-0), the fifth of eight Dodgers pitchers, tossed two scoreless innings on what manager Dave Roberts planned as a bullpen day. Tigers reliever Gregory Soto was forced to change his glove before pitching the ninth inning with a 6-2 lead. Tyler Alexander (1-1) pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings for the win.
Five things the Jets can learn from this year’s playoffs
July 2, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - How many of you have tuned out the Stanley Cup final simply out of spite? How many of you have tuned out the Stanley Cup final simply out of spite? Regardless of your personal habits, there's no question the powers-that-be within the Jets organization are keeping a close eye on things. And in a copycat league, here's five valuable pointers the Jets can take away from this year's playoffs. Now, back to the Stanley Cup final.
Elks roll with the changes
June 29, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - No team in the CFL has gone through more changes since the 2019 season than the Edmonton Elks. No team in the CFL has gone through more changes since the 2019 season than the Edmonton Elks. Here is an early season preview of the Elks, in what is the second instalment of a Free Press series titled, Around the CFL. The questions now is how the Elks plan to arrange the secondary, and what exactly can they expect from their newcomers? 3) RB Terry Williams — the last time the Elks returned a kickoff or punt for a touchdown was back on Aug. 28, 2015.
Strasburg yields 1 hit in 5 1/3 innings in return for Nats
May 21, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - Laureano hit a solo homer in the ninth for insurance and the third four-hit game of his career. Tyler Anderson (3-4) gave up nine runs, 10 hits — seven for extra bases — and two walks in five innings. After Lee’s hit, Johneshwy Fargas hit a two-run triple but was thrown out trying to stretch his hit into an inside-the-park homer. Diego Castillo (1-2), who worked 1 1/3 innings, allowed Vladimir Guerrero Jr. second homer of the game, a two-run shot in the 12th. Anthony Kay allowed two runs, four hits, four walks and struck out over four innings.
Bieber extends strikeout record, pitching Indians past Cubs
May 11, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber pitched out of some early trouble before extending his strikeout record and César Hernández hit a two-run homer, sending the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber pitched out of some early trouble before extending his strikeout record and César Hernández hit a two-run homer, sending the Cleveland Indians to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night. Ohtani allowed one run and four hits with one walk in seven innings, his longest start of the season. ATHLETICS 3, RED SOX 2BOSTON (AP) — Chris Bassitt struck out a season-high 10 over seven effective innings and Oakland beat Boston. Jake McGee pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 10th save.