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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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...

Meet the 13 rookie MLAs elected in Manitoba

September 11, 2019

CTV - ...a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from the University of Manitoba. He is one of the first black MLAs in the province’s history. Fort Garry: Mark Wasyliw (NDP) Mark Wasyliw will represent the new riding of Fort Gary for the NDP. The lawyer, school trustee and father of three holds a master’s...

Decision 2019: The inside story with Richard Cloutier

September 11, 2019

Global News - ...and regain their base toward the centre of that target. Two Winnipeg School Trustees won for the NDP in Wolseley (Lisa Naylor) and Fort Garry (Mark Wasyliw). But that’s it. If the NDP are to win again they need to appeal to suburban voters where childcare, taxes, and education are key issues. The...

Meet the rookies: Manitobans elect 13 new MLAs

September 11, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...his candidate profile states, including the East Side Road project, which connected isolated First Nations via an all-season road. Fort Garry: Mark Wasyliw (NDP) WSD trustee Mark Wasyliw won in Fort Garry for the NDP. (CBC) With his win in Fort Garry Tuesday night, lawyer and Winnipeg School Division...

Wasyliw wins Fort Garry for NDP

September 10, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Democratic Party and was elected on Tuesday evening with 3,994 ballots cast in his favour, or 42.3 per cent of the vote, with all polls reporting. Mark Wasyliw will pack up his trustee desk at the Winnipeg School Division with voters in Fort Garry deciding to send him instead to the legislature. Mark...

Tight-race roundup: Results of Manitoba’s battleground constituencies

September 10, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - news and features delivered in your inbox every evening. Sign Up Wasyliw wins Fort Garry for the NDP NDP Candidate in Fort Garry-Riverview Mark Wasyliw. Posted: 10/09/2019 10:01 PM New Democrat Mark Wasyliw easily won the new riding of Fort Garry. This riding race was expected to be a toss-up...

Les circonscriptions à surveiller aux élections provinciales 2019 | Élections Manitoba 2019

September 9, 2019

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - candidat sortant dans cette circonscription puisque le néo-démocrate James Allum ne se représente pas et laisse sa place à un nouveau venu, Mark Wasyliw. La dernière fois, le NPD l’avait emporté de justesse face aux conservateurs par moins de 300 voix d’écart. THOMPSON Candidats en lice:...

Personal experience pushed Larkins to run

September 3, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - jump on and get started, get rolling and start fighting for our planet." Also running in Fort Garry are PC candidate Nancy Cooke, NDP candidate Mark Wasyliw, and Green Party of Manitoba candidate Casey Fennessy, who did not respond to a request for an...

Cooke carrying PC banner in Fort Garry

September 3, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - absolutely emergency care here: you call an ambulance and they will take you where you need to go," she said. Also running in Fort Garry are Mark Wasyliw (NDP), Craig Larkins (Liberal), and Casey Fennessy (Green), who did not respond to a request for an...

School trustee seeks provincial seat

September 3, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...involved in this because I wanted to be a knowledgeable voice about public education and advocate for public education at the provincial level.” Mark Wasyliw, who has served as trustee with the Winnipeg School Division since 2011, is running for MLA with the Manitoba New Democratic Party in Fort Garry. ...

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