Ralph McLean

Green candidate in the The Pas - Kameesak Northern Manitoba race.

Ralph can be reached on social media, or at ralph.mclean@greenparty.mb.ca.

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Questionnaire Response

Ralph McLean - The Pas - Kameesak

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

I am running because I feel northerners have been ignored for far too long. The other parties have neglected us, and it has evolved into an abusive relationship with our government. We need a stronger voice, someone who is present, engaging and proactive. We are paying for government services in the north that we are not receiving, which includes provincial and federal elected representatives who have been conspicuously absent. Greens do politics differently; we flip politics on its head and we put constituents back in charge. If I am your elected representative on election night. You are my boss, and I’m your employee. People have forgotten that government is supposed to work for you, not the other way around.

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

I am from The Pas and my family still lives here. I have come back to the community in the last couple years to fight for it because of provincial and federal government neglect and if we keep going down this path we are doomed. No one is fighting for us and no one knows we even exist. This endless seesaw of voting in the other parties is getting us zero progress. Two times zero is still zero. If I do just one thing in my time in office, it will be one thing more than either the NDP or PCs have done in the last 20 years. I can promise absolutely nothing other than fighting for you, kicking and screaming, and standing in people’s doorways to get the attention you deserve. When you mark your ballot, it is because you want progress, not to be ignored. I will give my support to any party on any vote that best helps the north. I have 12 years of billion dollar capital infrastructure project experience in a supervisory/management role where my job was to fix chaos where we had thousands of bottlenecks and production delays.

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

Greens have a platform, but it is the constituents we are fighting for, so I am not going to tell you what I am going to do, you are going to tell me what to do. Again, you are my boss if elected on election night.

My conversations with constituents at the door include a wide-ranging issues and topics. The biggest concern is health care cuts and the fact that hundreds of seniors have to travel to Winnipeg on their own dime to access basic medical services that is not available in the north. Other conversations are centered around lack of affordable housing for seniors, new arrivals to our communities and the ever-growing homeless population.

We have a substantive infrastructure deficit that has exponentially grown with decades of neglect to the point that it is now detrimental to us being able to grow in the north because we cannot encourage new people and new businesses to move here.

Critical infrastructure just in the town of The Pas needs provincial help now. Specifically, this is the sewage lagoon upgrade. If we don’t act very soon, we won’t be able to flush a toilet in 5 years.

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

When they were looking for volunteers, I put my hand up. When I look at the other candidates, I don’t get a warm fuzzy feeling from them, just more of the same feeling of dread. I really hope you are interested in not being ignored anymore. I have come back to fight for my hometown, the north and the riding in general. I’m fighting for every single dollar, every single job and every single person in the north. I will work with anyone from any party to ensure we see progress. If I am elected, as a Green I’m duty bound to govern in the best interests of all constituents. So regardless of your political stripe, be it Green, NDP, Liberal or PC, you are still my boss and you will still have a voice in the legislature. I want you yelling at me for four years, it will be the only way I know that something is wrong. I promise I won’t fill out a hurt feelings report. You should be mad, angry actually. Mark your ballot to stop being ignored and choose Ralph McLean Green Party of Manitoba.

News that mentions Ralph McLean

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Niki Ashton says NDP will offer real alternative for Northern Manitobans in Oct. 21 federal election

September 11, 2019

Thompson Citizen - ...that the Churchill-Keewatinook Aski race will be a five-way contest between Ashton, Liberal Judy Klassen, Conservative Cyara Bird, Green candidate Ralph McLean and People’s Party of Canada candidate Kenneth Klyne. It projected the Liberal party to win nearly 38 per cent of the popular vote and Ashton 36.3...

Manitoba Votes: Lindsey and Wride battle continues, NDP likely to win three northern ridings

September 10, 2019

The Reminder - ...received 1,941 votes with 35 of 54 polls reporting, leads second-place PC Ron Evans by a massive margin. Evans has received 704 votes so far. Green Ralph McLean is in third with 513 votes. Province-wide, the PC party has a confirmed majority, slated to win 35 seats to the NDP’s 19 and the Liberals’...

Manitoba Votes: PC majority confirmed, Wride catching up Lindsey lead

September 10, 2019

The Reminder - ... The Pas-Kameesak has will also likely see an NDP win, as Amanda Lathlin leads PC Ron Evans by over 750 votes with 24 of 54 polls reporting. Ralph McLean, the Green candidate, is in third place. With numbers rolling in province-wide, there’s a return to form for the PC party across much of...

Manitoba Votes: PC majority likely, NDP candidates lead in north

September 10, 2019

The Reminder - ...win for NDP incumbent Amanda Lathlin. At 9 p.m., Lathlin was leading with 769 votes – 618 more votes than PC star candidate Ron Evans. Green Ralph McLean sits third with 79 votes, while Ken Brandt, the Liberal candidate, sits last with 30 votes. The race in Thompson appears close. Kelly Bindle, the...

MKO encouraging Indigenous people to get out and vote with awareness campaign

September 4, 2019

Thompson Citizen - ...become the next Member of Parliament for the Churchill-Keewatinook Aski riding: incumbent Niki Ashton (NDP), Cyara Bird (Progressive Conservatives), Ralph McLean (Green Party), Judy Klassen (Liberals) and Ken Klyne (People’s Party). For more information on these two upcoming elections, please visit the...

Tory minister accused of interference after fishing licence granted to PC candidate

July 22, 2019

CBC Manitoba - ...to the NDP's Oscar Lathlin by just over 200 votes. This election he will face off against Amanda Lathlin, the incumbent NDP MLA for The Pas, and Ralph McLean for the Green Party. Manitobans head to the polls on Sept. 10 and nominations close on Aug. 26. A judge is scheduled to hear the application on...

Five candidates signed up in Churchill-Keewatinook Aski

July 11, 2019

The Reminder - ...process.” Klassen was acclaimed as Liberal candidate at an event July 3 in her hometown of St. Theresa Point. The federal Green Party named Ralph McLean its candidate. McLean is a former environmental monitor in the oil and gas industry who was born in The Pas. He is known for his work with the Royal...