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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‘We won’t be part of a hoax’: Manitoba premier on refusal of federal carbon tax proceeds to fund green projects at schools

July 18, 2019

CTV - ...to receive the money. Matching funds aren’t a requirement. Winnipeg School Division board trustee and building and transportation chairperson Mark Wasyliw, who’s also a candidate for the NDP in the September election, called Pallister’s decision shocking. He said the money’s needed for upgrades...

PC financing breach deepens insurance-industry row

July 17, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ... The government's relationship with the insurance industry and private brokers is "an ethical blind spot," said NDP Fort Garry candidate Mark Wasyliw. JOHN WOODS / THE CANADIAN PRESS FILES According to elections commissioner Bill Bowles, Crown Services minister Colleen Mayer, pictured, broke an...

NDP raise contribution issue after Elections commish says case closed

July 17, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...money and now we learn the Minister responsible took illegal corporate contributions from Brian Pallister’s insurance broker friends,” said Mark Wasyliw, NDP candidate in Fort Garry-Riverview. “The Minister broke the law. She should do the right thing and resign.” Wasyliw called it a clear...

News in brief: Five-year-old dies in car collision

June 24, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ... A list of prospective candidates has been posted on the Elections Manitoba website, and include: Fort Garry - Nancy Cooke (PC); Mark Wasyliw (NDP). Fort Richmond - Sarah Guillemard (PC); George Wong (NDP); Tanjit Nagra (Lib.). River Heights - Jon Gerrard (Lib). Tuxedo - Heather...

NDP kick off unofficial election campaign

June 23, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ... 13. Karen Myshkowsky (Southdale) 14. Kurt Morton (Kirkfield Park) 15. Lisa Naylor (Wolseley) 16. Lonnie Patterson (Brandon East) 17. Mark Wasyliw (Fort Garry) 18. Matt Wiebe (Concordia) INCUMBENT 19. Mike Moyes (Riel) 20. Mitch Obach (Selkirk) 21. Nahanni Fontaine (St. Johns) INCUMBENT ...

BRODBECK: Trustees’ anti-amalgamation petition is wrong

June 2, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ... WSD’s board has traditionally been dominated by NDP trustees. And they are no fans of the Pallister government. At least two WSD trustees, Mark Wasyliw and Lisa Naylor, intend to run as NDP candidates in the next provincial election. Broughton says participation in the petition campaign is not...

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