Jeff Anderson

Liberal candidate in the Assiniboia Winnipeg race.

Jeff can be reached on social media, at jeffanderson55@shaw.ca, or by calling 204-479-8922.

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Questionnaire Response

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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September 8, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - In a picture posted on Instagram before New England's banner-raising ceremony, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski posed shirtless with the six Super Bowl trophies. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton passes against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in Seattle. Bears fans can take solace in knowing that nine teams that lost on opening weekend ended up winning the Super Bowl. The NFL season already is so unpredictable that Antonio Brown is a New England Patriot. More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL

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September 7, 2019

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Red Sox beat Yankees 6-1 as 7 pitchers combine for 3-hitter

September 6, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - The Yankees lead atop the East dropped to 8 1/2 games over Tampa Bay, a 5-0 winner at home against Toronto. The defending World Series champions remained 6 1/2 games out of the AL's second wild-card spot with 21 games to play. The defending World Series champions remained 6 1/2 games out of the AL's second wild-card spot with 21 games to play. The Yankees lead atop the East dropped to 8 1/2 games over Tampa Bay, a 5-0 winner at home against Toronto. However, embattled closer Edwin Diaz (2-7) gave up a one-out, two-run homer to J.T.

Bills’ backups stage big rally late, beat Vikings 27-23

August 29, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - Third-string quarterback Kyle Sloter hit Ameer Abdullah for a 15-yard touchdown pass, and De'Angelo Henderson scored on a 3-yard run for the Vikings (3-1). Third-string quarterback Kyle Sloter hit Ameer Abdullah for a 15-yard touchdown pass, and De'Angelo Henderson scored on a 3-yard run for the Vikings (3-1). Pittsburgh's Rudolph continued to outperform Josh Dobbs, completing 7 of 11 passes for 125 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown pass to Johnny Holton. The second-year quarterback from Oklahoma State led three drives resulting in a touchdown, field goal and a missed field goal to give the Steelers a 16-10 halftime lead. Beathard threw one touchdown pass for San Francisco (3-1), but his best play might have been on a downfield block that sprung Jeff Wilson for a 41-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.

Jefferson’s performance takes flight for Bombers

August 28, 2019

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BOMBSHELLS: Bombers Hecht stands by comments on PEDs and teammate Harris after suspension

August 28, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - “Let me know if you need a work out program after you’re done your 2 week vacation,” Hecht wrote on Twitter. With Harris preparing to serve a two-game suspension, Hecht said at practice Wednesday he stands behind both his previous statements and his teammate. Andrew and I have spoken, we’ll continue to do so, and that’s where I’m gonna leave it. Either way, Hecht doesn’t think his strong stance will affect his relationship with Harris. I think lying is the tool of the coward, so I’m not gonna hide my stance on anything.

MANITOBA VOTES: Liberal candidate says he was attacked in apartment building

August 20, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - A Manitoba Liberal Party candidate said he was attacked while canvassing at an apartment building in his south Winnipeg riding on Monday afternoon. Jeffrey Anderson, who is running for the Liberals in St. Vital, says he was knocking on doors along with two supporters when a man started berating one of his supporters about being in the building. At that point the six-foot-four Anderson intervened and the man started making threats and allegedly reached into his pocket for something. “That’s kind of what happened.”Anderson said he called 9-1-1, and the man started talking about conspiracy theories and then started punching and kicking him. I just hope that no other candidate ever has to go through it.”The man’s mother got in on the action too, Andersen added, once the punches started flying.

Hampson’s single in 10th rallies Rockies past Marlins, 7-6

August 18, 2019

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Liberals add to roster of candidates

July 9, 2019

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