Mark Wasyliw

NDP candidate in the Fort Garry Winnipeg race.

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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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Tories cut 2,000 civil-service positions in three years

October 1, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...and Executive Council. Among the departments with large reductions were families (160), infrastructure (225) and justice (166). NDP finance critic Mark Wasyliw believes civil servants could become demoralized because they can’t keep up with the extra workload. (Phil Hossack / Winnipeg Free Press files) ...

Manitoba government vows to finish trade agreement with western provinces in brief throne speech

September 30, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...received front-row spots with the Official Opposition. The party elevated the first-time MLAs into major critic roles, as well as Fort Garry MLA Mark Wasyliw, who's the party's deputy house leader and finance critic. The Tories maintained their front bench as is and have largely maintained the same...

NDP installs shadow cabinet as session resumes Monday

September 27, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - be the party's focus in question period and in the estimates process. New MLAs will cover some of the province's most important files, including Mark Wasyliw (Fort Garry) in finance and Uzoma Asagwara (Union Station) in health, seniors and active living. The NDP also designated a second health critic,...

Manitoba NDP introduce their shadow cabinet

September 27, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...critic; Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority critic; Francophone Services critic. -Mintu Sandhu: Manitoba Public Insurance Corporation critic. -Mark Wasyliw: Opposition deputy house leader; finance critic. Twitter:...

Manitoba numbers game

September 26, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...establishment of certain trusts. Fielding said, however, the government has been "working collaboratively" with the auditor general on the issue. Mark Wasyliw of the NDP, who will be sworn in Friday as MLA for Fort Garry, said the government has under-spent its health budget by close to a half-billion...

New Numbers Show Manitoba Government Closer to Balancing Budget

September 26, 2019

ChrisD - sleep-apnea machines. “They’re using these artificial deficits to create an economic crisis that doesn’t exist,” NDP legislature member Mark Wasyliw said. “And they’re using it cynically to justify mean-spirited cuts … that we now know were completely unnecessary.” The government also...

New numbers show Manitoba government closer to balancing budget

September 26, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - sleep-apnea machines. “They’re using these artificial deficits to create an economic crisis that doesn’t exist,” NDP legislature member Mark Wasyliw said. “And they’re using it cynically to justify mean-spirited cuts … that we now know were completely unnecessary.” The government also...

Attend upcoming info sessions

September 23, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...whose boundaries overlap the City’s Waverley West ward and who I will be working with for the coming years: Sarah Guillemard, Jon Reyes and Mark Wasyliw. I’d also like to congratulate all candidates who put their names on the ballot. I know it takes courage and conviction to put your name forward,...

News in brief: Taxi fare prepayment pilot starting Sept. 30

September 23, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...the City of Winnipeg clerk’s department to initiate the byelection process to fill two vacancies on the board. On Sept. 10, former Ward 3 trustee Mark Wasyliw was elected as MLA for Fort Garry. Former Ward 4 trustee Lisa Naylor was elected as MLA for Wolseley. Returning trustees for the school year...

WSD to discuss byelection at first meeting Monday

September 12, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...holding a byelection to replace two of its trustees who were elected to the legislature this week. Lisa Naylor, a representative of Ward 4, and Mark Wasyliw, the Ward 3 representative, were both elected as NDP MLAs in Wolseley and Fort Garry, respectively. Board chairman Chris Broughton said the...

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