Mark Wasyliw

NDP candidate in the Fort Garry Winnipeg race.

Mark can be reached on social media, at mark.wasyliw@mbndp.ca, or by calling 204-421-2201.

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Questionnaire Response

Mark Wasyliw - Fort Garry

1. Why did you decide to run in the Manitoba election?

I am passionate about public education. Over the past three years, I have seen the impact that the Pallister Government cuts to the education system have had, and I have concerns that they are dismantling the Public Education system.  I want to represent my community and ensure we have a public education system we can be proud of.

2. Why should a voter consider electing you to represent them?

I am a life-long resident of South Winnipeg. I grew up in Fort Richmond, Graduated from Fort Richmond Collegiate, completed my first degree at the University of Manitoba and when I moved back from university I settled in the Earl Grey Neighbourhood.  I have represented the north part of the riding as the local school trustee since 2011.  Having been re-elected in 2014 & 2018. I was Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2014-2016.  I have  been active in my community volunteering at my local schools and as a youth football coach with the Corydon Comets Community Club.  I created the full-day kindergarten program at the Winnipeg School Division now located at Earl Grey & Harrow Schools.  I helped create the Province’s only Spanish Language  Immersion Program at Earl Grey School.  I brought Manitoba’s first “Swim to Survive” water safety program to the WSD.

3. What key issue(s) / topic(s) will you stand for in your role as MLA, and why are these important to you?

I am passionate about public education and seeing that we overcome the barriers many students face to successfully learning.  I am concerned about access to healthcare services in South Winnipeg.  The meth crisis has hit parts of Fort Garry very hard and I want to see a strategy in place right away.  In addition, we have housing issues in the riding especially for Seniors who are finding it less and  less affordable of a neighbourhood to live in.  I would like to see more Co-Op Housing in the riding and some geared towards seniors.  Childcare is a critical issue that we need to expand spaces and make it more affordable.  In addition, we have a large newcomer population that needs support integrating including recognising foreign credentials.  We need to support our students including international students by putting programs in place that make university access more affordable and encourages international students to reside in Manitoba after their studies.  Finally, we need to start a conversation about giving the right to vote to permanent residents.

News that mentions Mark Wasyliw

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Manitoba government proposes changes to pre-election ’blackout’ rules

March 30, 2020

Winnipeg Sun - ...from speaking about issues because they were getting advice that they couldn’t speak about a public issue.” But New Democrat legislature member Mark Wasyliw said the proposed exemption is too broad. Ministers would, if the bill is passed, be able to make all sorts of partisan promises using the profile...

Manitoba government proposes changes to pre-election ‘blackout’ rules

March 30, 2020

CBC Manitoba - ...from speaking about issues because they were getting advice that they couldn't speak about a public issue." But New Democrat legislature member Mark Wasyliw said the proposed exemption is too broad. Ministers would, if the bill is passed, be able to make all sorts of partisan promises using the profile...

Le Manitoba veut changer ses règles autour du silence préélectoral

March 30, 2020

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...parler de questions publiques . Cependant, la nouvelle définition de la loi ne plaît pas davantage à l’opposition. Le député néo-démocrate Mark Wasyliw estime que cette proposition est trop large. Les ministres pourraient, estime-t-il, faire des promesses partisanes en usant de leur fonction pour...

Manitoba government proposes changes to pre-election ‘blackout’ rules

March 30, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - ...from speaking about issues because they were getting advice that they couldn't speak about a public issue." But New Democrat legislature member Mark Wasyliw said the proposed exemption is too broad. Ministers would, if the bill is passed, be able to make all sorts of partisan promises using the profile...

Manitoba government proposes changes to pre-election ‘blackout’ rules

March 30, 2020

CTV - ...from speaking about issues because they were getting advice that they couldn't speak about a public issue." But New Democrat legislature member Mark Wasyliw said the proposed exemption is too broad. Ministers would, if the bill is passed, be able to make all sorts of partisan promises using the profile...

Manitoba government proposes looser pre-election ‘blackout’ rules

March 30, 2020

Global News - ...were getting advice that they couldn’t speak about a public issue.” Opposition says exemption is too broad But New Democrat legislature member Mark Wasyliw said the proposed exemption is too broad. Ministers would, if the bill is passed, be able to make all sorts of partisan promises using the profile...

Manitoba Government Proposes Changes to Pre-Election ‘Blackout’ Rules

March 30, 2020

ChrisD - ...from speaking about issues because they were getting advice that they couldn’t speak about a public issue.” But New Democrat legislature member Mark Wasyliw said the proposed exemption is too broad. Ministers would, if the bill is passed, be able to make all sorts of partisan promises using the profile...

NDP says province wasting health funds by paying consultants for policy

February 20, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - ...$1.1 million in fees for a variety of services since 2016. Braid's Ian Shaw heads the province's Health Transformation Office. NDP finance critic Mark Wasyliw decried the use of consultants in place of provincial civil servants. The NDP says the Progressive Conservatives have spent $4.8 million on...

Pallister defends fundraising letter touting work to remove rail blockades

February 14, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - ...increase in more than a decade. Kinew denied his party had taken sides in the protest. On Thursday, Pallister had condemned a tweet by NDP MLA Mark Wasyliw that was critical of the premier's bid to seek an injunction to end the rail blockade in Manitoba. (The province withdrew its bid after learning CN...

Premier Brian Pallister doesn’t attend U.S. trade summit

February 9, 2020

CTV - ...premier and Freeland have an "extremely positive working relationship" and the two have met twice over the last two months. 'Asleep at the switch' Mark Wasyliw, Manitoba NDP finance critic said it feels like the government is "asleep at the switch" and with not having the premier or a high level official at...

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