Mitch Obach

NDP candidate in the Selkirk Southern Manitoba race.

Mitch can be reached on social media, at mitch.obach@mbndp.ca, or by calling 431-688-3775.

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Questionnaire Response

Mitch Obach - Selkirk

1. Why did you decide to run in the Manitoba election?

I decided to run in this election because too many people feel disconnected with their provincial government. They want to be heard and they want a more collaborative approach from their elected officials. I have nearly completed a Master’s Degree in Community Development and I have learned that local residents are experts in their own communities. I have developed the skills to get work done in our community and will always listen to my constituents to best understand what change you want.

2. Why should a voter consider electing you to represent them?

If elected I will implement an aggressive community engagement strategy. I will personally visit every residence in Selkirk and St. Andrews by the end of 2020, in order to hear directly from you how I can best serve our community. I will let you know through social and print media when I will be in your neighborhood so you can have your questions ready.

Voters should consider me because I am the only candidate in Selkirk that can defeat Brian Pallister. I am pragmatic, hard-working and above all will always put our community first!

3. What key issue(s) / topic(s) will you stand for in your role as MLA, and why are these important to you?

At this point I have canvassed most of the constituency and the overwhelming issue that is raised with me is concerns over where Brian Pallister is taking our Healthcare system. Residents have told me that since closing Seven Oaks ER our own Selkirk ER has seen dramatic increases in wait times and our nurses are overworked and understaffed. We will re-open Seven Oaks ER to take the pressure off of Selkirk as well as hire and train more nurses.

4. Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I am a teacher with the Lord Selkirk School Division most recently teaching Grade 8 and 9 English at Lockport School. I enjoy working with young people and I have been very active as a youth sports coach for 20 years. As a youth sports head coach, I have won three provincial championships (one in baseball, two in football) and I founded the Interlake Thunder Football Club in 2011. The club has allowed hundreds of local boys and girls the opportunity to play tackle football and several have gone on to play collegiate and junior football after graduating from high school. In 2016 my wife and I founding the Interlake Players Traveling Musical Theatre Company and we tour our shows across the Interlake helping raise money for community charities and non-profits. I am dedicated to making our community the best it can be! 

News that mentions Mitch Obach

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Election 2019: Provincial candidates give little reaction to biofuel mandate promise

September 9, 2019

Manitoba Cooperator - ...to help reduce emissions.” ADVERTISEMENT The forum, held by the Manitoba Farm Writers and Broadcasters Association, was also on August 27. Mitch Obach, who represented the NDP, said his party would respond to the news release. He said the province needs to look at more options for electric...

Election 2019: Electoral forum raises rural issues

September 9, 2019

Manitoba Cooperator - ...Hayward is the candidate for Lac du Bonnet, and worked in federal agriculture for 33 years, according to the party’s website. ADVERTISEMENT Mitch Obach is the NDP candidate for Selkirk. He is a teacher in the Lord Selkirk school division and worked for the former NDP government in agriculture,...

Hog barn ban less of an issue this election

September 5, 2019

The Producer - ...a contraction in both hog farming and pork processing in Manitoba. “We’ll definitely look at options for expansion,” NDP Selkirk candidate Mitch Obach, whose party brought in the moratorium, said in an interview after an election forum on agricultural issues. Manitobans go to the polls Sept. 10. ...

Man. election lacks controversy

September 5, 2019

The Producer - ...who spoke at the same agriculture policy debate as Eichler and other party representatives. ADVERTISEMENT New Democratic Party Selkirk candidate Mitch Obach said rural Manitoba is much different than Winnipeg, and needs policies focused on that reality. Green Party candidate for Notre Dame, Martha Jo...

Manitoba premier blames CRTC rate change for Bell’s cuts to rural internet program

August 28, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...merger was more about helping his corporate friends in Toronto make money than sticking up for rural Manitoba families," said Selkirk NDP candidate Mitch Obach. "Bell Canada made a decision to cut services to rural Manitobans and Brian Pallister is supporting it." Bell 'holding communities hostage' The...

NDP Candidate Addresses Ag Concerns

August 12, 2019

Pembina Valley Online - ...rising education taxes on farmland is a key concern for producers heading into next month's provincial election. Mitch Obach is the NDP's candidate for Selkirk. "It's been an issue for a long time and I know the recent review of the taxation levels has had an impact as well," he said. "We brought...

NDP kick off unofficial election campaign

June 23, 2019

Winnipeg Sun - ...(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 22. Nello Altomare (Transcona) 23. Sam Okoi (Springfield-Ritchot) 24. Sarah Pinsent...