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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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May 19, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - ...cheques are mailed out, they do not include a message from the premier or cabinet ministers. The amendment brought forward by NDP finance critic Mark Wasyliw requires "the information or material must not include the name, image or title of a member of the executive council." It was agreed to...
May 13, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - ...paid by the premier has not been conveyed to him," the spokeswoman said in a statement. Raising the matter in the legislature on Thursday, NDP MLA Mark Wasyliw questioned the premier's assertion that he didn't apply for the amnesty. "This premier dodged his taxes, then he said they were paid. It turns out...
May 6, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - ...want to be able to get back to capacity, and make their own money and have employees back and do those things on their own," Eichler added. Mark Wasyliw, the NDP’s deputy house leader and official critic for finance, said that’s not exactly true. "Businesses aren’t monolithic like this...
May 1, 2021
Winnipeg Sun - ...to hold the NDP accountable. But do try to sift through the stench and use some common sense when you hear NDP Leader Wab Kinew or finance critic Mark Wasyliw wax on about the injustices of those far less unfortunate than them. firstname.lastname@example.org Twitter: @JoshAldrich03 Share this article in your...
April 30, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - ...deal with a company no one had heard of and wasted $7.2 million of Manitobans’ money in the process," said a statement from NDP finance critic Mark Wasyliw. "This is crony capitalism at its finest — the premier focusing on insider deals and political wins instead of rolling out a vaccine strategy...
April 30, 2021
CBC Manitoba - ...the vaccine, Sorenson said. The news makes Pallister look like he rushed the deal for a political win and now Manitobans will be "ripped off," said Mark Wasyliw, finance critic for the Opposition NDP, in a statement to news media. The money spent on the Providence deal could have been put toward the vaccine...
April 15, 2021
Winnipeg Sun - ...the NDP is leading the way with Hydro Critic Adrian Sala being found guilty of having broken the workplace harassment policy and NDP Finance Critic Mark Wasyliw promoting a protest in front of Premier Brian Pallister’s house on his social media. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has...
Manitoba PCs say law must pass before sending education tax rebate cheques — but opposition unsure about that
April 14, 2021
CBC Manitoba - ...different, as the new statute requires a bill to be tabled and passed before anything can be done, said Goertzen. But Opposition NDP finance critic Mark Wasyliw doesn't believe that's accurate, citing the $200 cheques sent to seniors nearly a year ago for pandemic relief. "That didn't have any legislation,...
April 14, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - ...education property tax rebates this year and next. "The government can issue cheques whenever it wants through a cabinet directive," finance critic Mark Wasyliw said, pointing to the one-time, $250 pandemic relief cheques the province sent to seniors in June. Wasyliw couldn’t say if — or how — the NDP...
April 8, 2021
Winnipeg Free Press - ...for Policy Alternatives. The Pallister government’s big education tax reduction for property owners leaves renters behind, NDP finance critic Mark Wasyliw said. On Thursday, he estimated the premier would receive a $4,000 education property tax rebate this year. "We won’t be dignifying Mr....