Nancy Cooke

PC candidate in the Fort Garry Winnipeg race.

Nancy can be reached on social media, at nancycookefortgarrypc@gmail.com, or by calling 204-791-3679.

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Questionnaire Response

Nancy Cooke - Fort Garry

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

I believe in the potential of Manitoba to be a place where people from all over the world will choose to live, work and raise their families.

As a woman, I believe it’s important to have balanced representation in the Manitoba Legislature that is closer to the reality that women represent 50% of the population.

I am also proud to be a member a diverse team of candidates including 22 women.  The PC team has shown support for important public safety issues including the introduction of whistleblower protection for workplace harassment at the Manitoba Legislature. Our team has also promised to strengthen the Employment Standards Code to grant leave for victims of sexual violence and to introduce Clare’s Law so that people can know if their intimate partners have a history of domestic violence.

I decided to run in this election to work with the PC Team to ensure that we continue to fix the finances in order to make Manitoba affordable for families and attractive to businesses.  As a business owner, I know how important local businesses are to our economy.  They provide services to the community and jobs.  A strong business community is important for a vibrant economy.

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

I have lived in South Winnipeg for over twenty years. I believe in the potential of Winnipeg and Manitoba to be a community where families and businesses can thrive, and I want to do everything I can to help move our community forward.

Through my experiences as a parent, Occupational Therapist, Special Assistant to the Minister of Infrastructure, and as the chair of a Parent Council for 10 years, I’ve developed a variety of skills that I will to put to work for the people of Fort Garry and Manitoba including leadership, collaboration with teams, and solution focused problem solving.

My many years of volunteering and fundraising for groups such as Special Olympics, Manitoba League for Persons with Disabilities, Tourette Syndrome Foundation, Manitoba Chapter, and the ALS Society have taught me about the importance of strong advocacy, and I know I will be a strong advocate for Fort Garry.

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

As the MLA for Fort Garry, my job would be to address the concerns that are important to the people of Fort Garry.  I believe a strong representative is engaged with the community and works to address their priorities.

I have heard from people at the doors in Fort Garry that affordability is a key issue.  People want the be able to buy a home, raise a family and stay in their homes as they age.  Our PC Team is focused on making Manitoba affordable through a variety of measures including keeping our promise to reduce the PST to 7% and reducing ambulance fees by half.

I want to continue that work with our PC Team and help make life more affordable for Manitoba families. I’m proud to have raised my family in South Winnipeg and I want that to be possible for the next generation.

I will work with our PC Team to continue to move Manitoba forward with our Guarantee to provide a $2020 tax rollback, invest $2 billion in healthcare, build 20 schools in Manitoba, create 40,000 private sector jobs and implement our Made-in-Manitoba Green Plan.

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

I have enjoyed meeting the people of Fort Garry and listening to their priorities over the last 5 months. I will work to earn your support and the privilege of representing Fort Garry as your PC MLA.

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Wasyliw wins Fort Garry for NDP

September 10, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...lawyer at Bueti Wasyliw Wiebe where he is a founding partner. In a race with no incumbent, Wasyliw defeated Progressive Conservative candidate Nancy Cooke to take seat. Voters in Fort Garry cast ballots in favour of Cooke 2,998 times, but at the end of the night the traditionally left-leaning...

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

September 10, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...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 between Wasyliw and PC Nancy Cooke and while the early results lived up to the billing, the rookie New Democrat prevailed. Read Full...

Personal experience pushed Larkins to run

September 3, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...climate change and I want to 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 - ...and in 2011 for school trustee in the Louis Riel School Division. Cooke currently manages Elm Park Dental, where her husband practises dentistry. Nancy Cooke is running to become MLA for Fort Garry with the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba. A local business manager and community volunteer is...

School trustee seeks provincial seat

September 3, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ... "It’s not perfect but it’s a start to try to fix the accessibility problem," Wasyliw said. Also running in Fort Garry are PC candidate Nancy Cooke, Manitoba Liberal Party candidate Craig Larkins, and Green Party of Manitoba candidate Casey Fennessy, who did not respond to a request for an...

10 ridings to watch in the Manitoba provincial election

August 28, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...Allum won by 300 votes in a tough race that included PC candidate Jeannette Montufar and Green Party Leader James Beddome. Who is running? Nancy Cooke (PC), Casey Fennessy (Green), Craig Larkins (Liberal), Mark Wasyliw (NDP). Why is it in play? It is an open race and both the NDP's Mark Wasyliw...

Pallister among candidates operating campaign offices without permit

August 23, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...of the City of Winnipeg's occupancy permits database shows. SASHA SEFTER / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS PC Leader Brian Pallister and Fort Garry candidate Nancy Cooke’s shared campaign office located at 1391 Pembina Hwy. A search of the City of Winnipeg's occupancy permits database revealed the office doesn't...

Fort Garry a tooth-and-nail fight

August 18, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...10. Seeking election are lawyer and Winnipeg School Division trustee Mark Wasyliw of the NDP; businesswoman and one-time city council candidate Nancy Cooke of the Progressive Conservatives; and political staffer and former broadcaster Craig Larkins of the Liberals. With the redrawing of electoral...

Free Press Head Start for Aug. 12

August 12, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...with five nominees for MLA (from left); Audrey Gordon (Southdale), Jasmine Brar (Burrows), Susan Boulter (River Heights), Aman Sandhu (The Maples), Nancy Cooke (Fort Garry). Campaign could start today: Regardless of when the provincial election begins, the next legislative assembly will likely be the most...

University Crescent infill gets CMHC financing

August 9, 2019

Winnipeg Free Press - ...MLA Sarah Guillemard, St. Norbert-Seine River city councillor Markus Chambers, and Waverley West city councillor Janice Lukes. Local MLA candidates Nancy Cooke (Fort Garry - PC) and Fiona Haftani (Waverley - Lib.) were also on hand. SUPPLIED IMAGE An artist's rendering of the new development at 30...