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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Federal Equalization Payments to Manitoba to Jump by More Than 10 Per Cent

December 17, 2019

ChrisD - ...next year are to be up $318 million from this year and $1.1 billion from 2015-16, the final year of the former NDP government. NDP finance critic Mark Wasyliw said the extra federal cash should make the province backtrack on cuts it has implemented to some health services and social programs. “This...

Federal equalization payments to Manitoba to jump by more than 10%

December 17, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...next year are to be up $318 million from this year and $1.1 billion from 2015-16, the final year of the former NDP government. NDP finance critic Mark Wasyliw said the extra federal cash should make the province backtrack on cuts it has implemented to some health services and social programs. “This...

Federal equalization payments to Manitoba to jump by more than 10 per cent

December 17, 2019

CTV - ...next year are to be up $318 million from this year and $1.1 billion from 2015-16, the final year of the former NDP government. NDP finance critic Mark Wasyliw said the extra federal cash should make the province backtrack on cuts it has implemented to some health services and social programs. "This takes...

Federal equalization payments to Manitoba to jump by more than 10 per cent

December 17, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...next year are to be up $318 million from this year and $1.1 billion from 2015-16, the final year of the former NDP government. NDP finance critic Mark Wasyliw said the extra federal cash should make the province backtrack on cuts it has implemented to some health services and social programs. "This takes...

Province pushes for unions to join forces on pensions

December 16, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...are also tasked with adopting new disclosure rules to ensure their plan members know how much they are paying in commissions. NDP Finance Critic Mark Wasyliw was concerned about the potential role the government was playing in trying to bring the unions together. “All Manitobans deserve peace of mind...

Pallister wants pension-fund managers working ‘smarter’

December 16, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Provincial pension backgrounder Lamont wondered who would be held accountable if the premier's suggestions don't pan out. NDP finance critic Mark Wasyliw also accused Pallister of meddling. "We know political interference often means big paydays for well-connected insiders while average workers don't...

Manitoba ad seeking Quebec workers draws slow response

December 11, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...a lot of money and there has to be in Manitoba, especially when we’re facing all these cuts, a better use of that money," said NDP finance critic Mark Wasyliw. "This money was used to get the premier some national press. That’s great for the premier, but spend your own money next time." Wasyliw also...

Manitoba seeks to cap public service executive compensation

December 4, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...compliance with the law once it takes effect. Opposition politicians were quick to condemn the proposed legislation Wednesday. NDP finance critic Mark Wasyliw said the Tory government led by Premier Brian Pallister appears bent on "demonizing civil servants and creating scapegoats." "If the government is...

Proposed law would set pay limits for Manitoba public-sector executives

December 4, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...to highlight that almost 200 division staff were making $100,000 a year or more. The superintendent's pay was listed at over $250,000. The NDP's Mark Wasyliw says if the PC government wants to set limits on compensation for public-sector executives, it should do the same in the private sector. (CBC) Mark...

Proposed law would set limits for Manitoba public-sector executives

December 4, 2019

CTV - ...more than $100,000 annually. The Opposition New Democrats are accusing the government of interfering in salary negotiations. NDP finance critic Mark Wasyliw says if the government wants to set salary limits, it should do so in the private sector as well. This report by The Canadian Press was first...

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