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Neil Johnston - Riel
1. Why did you decide to run in the Manitoba election?
Manitoba needs new ideas to help everyone achieve their life goals. In my career as a health care professional, community volunteer and leader I have seen many people held back by barriers that can be overcome with modest amounts of help. I support the ” rising tide raises all boats” approach of development of our people, communities and province.
2. Why should a voter consider electing you to represent them?
When Manitoba Liberals say we have a plan, we do.
Unlike other parties, the Manitoba Liberal Party has been making detailed policy announcements for months. Simply put, we try to be guided by “the campsite rule” – when you arrive at a campsite, try to leave it better than you found it. It’s a simple idea with a lot of applications whether it’s reconciliation, jobs, health care, education, or our environment – and a new way forward for Manitoba.
We have thoughtful approaches to the things that matter most to Manitobans and the growth of our province: Health, climate and the environment, education, fair taxes and the economy. Visit our web page for more details on these and our full range of policy proposals www.manitobaliberals.ca.
3. What key issue(s) / topic(s) will you stand for in your role as MLA, and why are these important to you?
In no particular order, I have heard these topics mentioned at the door:
- Healthcare, including mental health, and substance dependency (eg. the meth crisis)
- Support for seniors
- Climate change, the environment
- Economic Growth, jobs, fair taxation
- Community Safety
- Support for new Canadians, attracting newcomers to our province.
The Manitoba Liberal Party has progressive, thoughtful and detailed approaches to these and many other issues.
4. Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
I have extensive experience in public service which has prepared me to represent the people of Riel well.
News that mentions Neil Johnston
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January 9, 2020
ChrisD - ...is welcome. “The lack of smoking cessation programs is really quite significant and an important thing we need to work on as a society,” said Neil Johnston, the association’s president and CEO. Manitoba’s smoking rate is slightly below the national average at 14.5 per cent, Friesen said. Illnesses...
January 8, 2020
Winnipeg Sun - ...is welcome. “The lack of smoking cessation programs is really quite significant and an important thing we need to work on as a society,” said Neil Johnston, the association’s president and CEO. Manitoba’s smoking rate is slightly below the national average at 14.5%, Friesen said. Illnesses directly...
January 8, 2020
CTV - ...habit is welcome. "The lack of smoking cessation programs is really quite significant and an important thing we need to work on as a society," said Neil Johnston, the association's president and CEO. Manitoba's smoking rate is slightly below the national average at 14.5 per cent, Friesen said. Illnesses...
August 19, 2019
Winnipeg Free Press - ...it comes to serving the public, Neil Johnston is looking to broaden his horizons. For a second time, the 58-year-old is running for the Manitoba Liberal Party in the provincial constituency of Riel. He previously ran in 2016. “I’m really interested in continuing the public service that I have...
July 9, 2019
CTV - ...many places, including Winnipeg. Although the air quality risk was low Tuesday, a number of air quality statements were issued over the weekend. Neil Johnston from the Manitoba Lung Association told CTV Morning Live’s Nicole Dube Tuesday, there are a number of ways people, especially those with asthma...