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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 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.
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.