Questions Asked of Candidates
1. How have disability issues affected you and your family?
2. What do you see as being the greatest accessibility challenges within your constituency and what will you do to address these challenges?
The Manitoba Party Candidate - Albert Ratt
Disabilities is an important issue in my life as my wife and children have invisible disabilities that need to be addressed. So disabilities to me matter very much election or not. It's a serious issue that needs to be recognized and brought to the forefront at every levels. While campaigning I have met a lot of people with disabilities of all kind. During my every day job I work and help people with many types of disabilities seen and unseen. So to answer the questions put forth in a nutshell, disabilities do matter to me at every level. I hope I have said what you want to hear and if elected, I will make disabilities my number one priority. But if not elected, I will continue to make a difference in the lives of all people I meet on the job and at home.
New Democratic Party Candidate - Jim Maloway
Answer 1: My long-time insurance business partner, friend and former long-time City Councillor, Magnus Eliason, was legally blind. He was a man of great accomplishment who over came tremendous barriers. He helped me understand the incredible abilities of people living with disabilities and the importance of empowering people to reach their full potential.
Answer 2: Elmwood has many older buildings and we need to continue to make improvements that increase accessibility. In many ways, our NDP government has led the way on these improvements, but more needs to be done, and I will continue to support these measures.
Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba Candidate - Sarah Langevin
No response received