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Mike Urichuk - Morden - Winkler
1. Why did you decide to run in the Manitoba election?
I believe that local voices need to be heard in local choices. I am running to represent the voice of my region that is calling for sustainable and effective public services, responsible fiscal and ecological management, addressing poverty, supporting parents by offering more childcare positions, and by empowering local businesses, farmers, communities, and municipal leaders.
2. Why should a voter consider electing you to represent them?
Voters should always take a look at the local candidates and ensure that their values are reflected in how the candidate behaves and in the priorities that they emphasize. I am a local teacher and father who strives to help those around me grow. As a teacher I have experienced first-hand how Bill-28 is hindering the local voice of teachers and school divisions. Seeing the introduction of Bill-26 (an amendment to the Public Schools’ Act) before the K-12 education review received any feedback has me concerned with how meaningful this public consultation was. I believe in local voice, good stewardship of our ecosystems, proper fiscal management, more collaborative politics, and supporting families, children, and communities. If you believe in the same things, I humbly ask for your vote.
3. What key issue(s) / topic(s) will you stand for in your role as MLA, and why are these important to you?
As Morden-Winkler’s MLA I will represent my constituents and their concerns:
- Availability of childcare and home care
- Empowering local voices
- Repealing Bill-28
- Proper management of our resources (fiscal and ecological)
- Providing adequate supports for people living with a disability
- Making politics more collaborative
My wife and I are lucky enough to have a fantastic public daycare for our daughter but many parents are not able to find a daycare spot and others aren’t able to afford a spot. Although some families make it work by having one parent at home, this is not an option for everybody. We need to empower families by offering the public supports that will allow them to have a choice in how they raise their children. Empowering local voices means empowering families as well as municipalities; empowering school divisions as well as seniors. As Morden-Winkler’s MLA, I will be your voice in the legislature, advocating for the change that you need to make your community a better place.
4. Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
As a supporter of local voice, I believe that every one should vote. If you are not sure if you can get to the voting station, phone your RO office as they have a number of supports that they can offer to you to make it accessible. Check out this link for details on voter accessibility: https://www.electionsmanitoba.ca/en/Voting/Accessibility. Regardless of who you support, let your voice be heard and vote for the candidate that you believe will represent your priorities and values in the legislature. Thank you very much for educating yourself by reading about your candidates and I hope to earn your vote on September 10th.
News that mentions Mike Urichuk
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September 10, 2019
CBC Manitoba - ...Friesen will be re-elected in Morden-Winkler. The other candidates vying for the riding were Robin Dalloo of the NDP, Liberal David Mintz and Mike Urichuk of the Greens. In Steinbach, Kelvin Goertzen of the PCs is projected to keep the riding he's held since 2003. All but one Tory cabinet minister...
September 6, 2019
Pembina Valley Online - ...be investments to reflect that growth." Also running in the Morden-Winkler constituency is Robin Dalloo for NDP, David Mintz for the Liberals and Mike Urichuk for the Green Party. Election day is September...
September 5, 2019
Pembina Valley Online - ...not." In the Morden-Winkler constituency, Robin Dalloo is running for NDP, incumbent Cameron Friesen for the PC party, Mintz for the Liberals and Mike Urichuk for the Green Party. Election day is September...
September 4, 2019
Pembina Valley Online - ...is encouraging residents to let their voices be heard and cast their vote on September 10. Putting his name into the ring for a second time, Mike Urichuk says although the democratic process is quite demanding, he wanted the locals to have a local to speak on their behalf. "We need to have...
August 28, 2019
Pembina Valley Online - ...Liberals. In the Morden-Winkler constituency, Robin Dalloo is running for NDP, Cameron Friesen of the PC party, David Mintz for the Liberals and Mike Urichuk of the Green Party. Five candidates are running for Borderland, which covers communities such as Emerson and Altona, including Loren Braul of the...
August 21, 2019
Pembina Valley Online - ...election this fall. Incumbent PC Cameron Friesen is joined on the ballot by Robin Dalloo of the NDP, David Mintz representing the Liberals and Mike Urichuk of the Green Party. While the Winkler Chamber of Commerce held a forum Wednesday evening to provide voters with a chance to hear from the...
August 13, 2019
Pembina Valley Online - ...Party members and three Independents. The constituency of Morden-Winkler has three candidates. Incumbent MLA Cameron Friesen of the PC Party, Mike Urichuk from the Green Party and the N-D-P's Robin Daloo. In Midland constituency Cindy Friesen of the NDP, Liberal Julia Sisler and the Green Party's...