Tony Hill

Green candidate in the Selkirk Southern Manitoba race.

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Tony Hill - Selkirk

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

Beautiful Lake Winnipeg is under siege by phosphorous pollution. Experts say if this pollution is left unaddressed, it will render our lake unsafe for swimming and it will have devastating consequences on our fishing industry. As citizens of the Interlake and Selkirk Riding, we have a great responsibility to our lake. We take in its beauty. We kayak its waters. And we play along its shores. It gives us so much, and yet we take it for granted. To those of us who live next door to Lake Winnipeg as its closest neighbour, we cannot take it for granted any longer. It is in danger and it needs our help.

Moreover, the global climate crisis is the biggest threat we face.  The time for action—real action—on addressing climate change is now. As a firefighter, I know the value of arriving to the scene and taking action as quickly as possible. There can be no more delay. Acknowledging our climate crisis is not alarmist-thinking, it is forward thinking. And, taking action on our climate crisis is not anti-progress, it is solution focused. These are the reasons I am running in this election.

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

Since retiring as a Captain with the Winnipeg department a year ago, I have discovered a new calling: protecting the environment and saving Lake Winnipeg and the Interlake’s wetlands. Throughout my career as a firefighter, I lived and worked by a code of honour. As the Green Party candidate for the Selkirk Riding, you can count on me.

When I watch my seventeen year old daughter studying for exams and preparing for university, I can’t help but worry for her future and the future of her generation. I believe the future is Green and I hope you’ll join me in the fight to save our planet.

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

The Green Party has a well-prepared platform, including a proposed and costed-out guaranteed income program, universal child care, and a fully-developed plan for reducing carbon emissions and growing the green economy. The Green Party is neither left, nor right. We are forward.


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Congress in standoff on virus aid, but first checks coming

April 8, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - The White House prefers quick passage of infusion for small business payrolls, the official said. That leads to the standoff because without bipartisan co-operation, no proposal is likely to be approved as Congress is all but shuttered amid the virus outbreak. But Democrats want assurances the small business funds go to minority-owned and other companies that may be under-banked without easy access to financial institutions. It's an issue that has been raised by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and others who said millions of small business owners struggled to access the aid. Republicans swiftly countered that Democrats were blocking fast action on the small business aid.

Prescription for a pandemic

April 3, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - The confusion during SARSLike the current COVID-19 pandemic, SARS was a coronavirus linked to bats that surfaced in China. Ideally, governments would fund public health adequately to pull staff from secondary duties without affecting core responsibilities, such as vaccination programs. Unclear budgetsDespite the organizational co-ordination borne from the Naylor report, many suspect the fire-department model has never been funded sufficiently to actually work. A year after that pandemic, provincial governments unanimously agreed that they had to do more to fund public health. He’s also concerned about public health being under the control of public servants.

Taylor Swift surprises some of her fans with money donations

March 26, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - FILE - This Jan. 23, 2020 file photo shows Taylor Swift at the premiere of "Taylor Swift: Miss Americana" in Park City, Utah. Swift is helping fill the blank space where incomes have gone for several of her fans. TAYLOR SWIFT SENDING MONEY TO FANSTaylor Swift is helping fill the blank space where incomes have gone for several of her fans. Publishing's annual national convention, BookExpo, has been postponed until July. The singer says the livestream show will be a good way to connect with fans in an “unfiltered and raw” manner.

House passes aid bill after Trump declares virus emergency

March 14, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - Scott Applewhite)The White House was under enormous pressure, dealing with the crisis on multiple fronts as it encroached ever closer on the president. “Through a very collective action and shared sacrifice, national determination, we will overcome the threat of the virus,” Trump said. White House spokesman Judd Deere said she was evaluated by the White House Medical Unit. Several lawmakers, including some close to Trump, have also been exposed to people who tested positive for the virus, and are self-isolating. Graham announced Friday that he also met with the Australian official who has now tested positive.

The latest developments on COVID-19 in Canada

March 13, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank GunnThe latest news on the COVID-19 global pandemic (all times Eastern):11:10 p.m.Ontario is barring personal visits to inmates in its adult provincial jails to try to keep COVID-19 out. 1:10 p.m.Canada's deputy chief public health officer is outlining some best practices for people to follow during the COVID-19 pandemic. 11:55 a.m.Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu says every Canadian has to do their part to keep the COVID-19 pandemic at bay. Staying home when you're sick, coughing into your elbow and washing your hands is critical, the health minister says. 11:45 a.m.Ontario is reporting 19 new COVID-19 cases today, bringing the total to 79.

Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

February 26, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - Under fire about the government's response, he put Vice-President Mike Pence to lead the administration's response. Pence on Thursday named the State Department's global health doctor to co-ordinate the coronavirus response. The newest case from California brings the total number infected in the U.S. to 60, most of them evacuated from outbreak zones. During his tenure as Indiana's governor, Pence faced criticism for his response to a public health crisis in the southern part of the state. Indiana law at the time prohibited needle exchanges, exacerbating the outbreak, which primarily infected intravenous users of the painkiller Opana.

Trump urges calm even as US reports worrisome new virus case

February 26, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - President Donald Trump, and first lady Melania Trump, step off Air Force One upon arrival, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. At a White House news conference, Trump sought to minimize fears as he insisted the U.S. is “very, very ready” for whatever the COVID-19 outbreak brings. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the urgent $2.5 billion plan for coronavirus he sent to lawmakers will prepare the nation in case of an outbreak in the U.S. and help other nations unprepared to handle the threat. Trump credited border restrictions that have blocked people coming into the U.S. from China for keeping infections low so far. Indiana law at the time prohibited needle exchanges, exacerbating the outbreak, which primarily infected intravenous users of the painkiller Opana.

Lightning beat Penguins 2-1 in OT for 8th straight victory

February 11, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH - Yanni Gourde's wrist shot from in close 2:45 into overtime gave the streaking Tampa Bay Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night. Gourde's seventh goal of the season created a mob scene near the Pittsburgh net as Tampa Bay improved to 20-2-1 since Dec. 23. Mikhail Sergachev scored his ninth goal and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 35 shots for Tampa Bay, which played the third period and overtime without leading scorer Nikita Kucherov. MAPLE LEAFS 3, COYOTES 2, OTTORONTO (AP) — Kasperi Kapanen scored 3:43 into overtime and Toronto beat Arizona. Semyon Varlamov stopped 35 shots as New York beat its Metropolitan Division rival for the third time in three meetings this season.

Raptors beat Pacers, win a franchise-record 12th straight

February 5, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, Terence Davis had 11 and Fred VanVleet added 10 to help the Raptors earn their 12th straight home win over Indiana. Malcolm Brogdon scored 24 points and Justin Holiday added 22, but the Pacers lost their third straight. Gordon Hayward added 23 points and Jaylen Brown finished with 18 to help the Celtics win their fifth straight. Collin Sexton scored 23 points and Kevin Love had 20 for the Cavaliers, who have lost 12 of 13. Dillon Brooks had 18 points for Memphis, which played without forwards Jae Crowder and Solomon Hill.

OHL: McCourt stars in OT as Firebirds beat Otters 4-3; Flint wins six straight

January 31, 2020

Winnipeg Free Press - FLINT, Mich. - Riley McCourt completed his hat trick 3:57 into overtime as the Flint Firebirds edged the Erie Otters 4-3 on Friday in Ontario Hockey League action. —-67'S 5 BULLDOGS 2HAMILTON — Marco Rossi's goal 14:08 into the third period was the winner as Ottawa skated past the Bulldogs. — Pavel Gogolev scored twice as Guelph downed the Wolves. Daniil Chayka, with the winner, Jacob Roach and Jacob Maillet also scored for the Storm (24-18-5). — Philip Tomasino and Kyle MacLean both scored twice as the Generals drubbed Peterborough.

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