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?
Manitoba Liberal Party Candidate - Malli Aulakh
No response received
The Manitoba Party Candidate - Bill Sullivan
No response received
New Democratic Party Candidate - Erna Braun
Answer 1. My mother is visually impaired and has had to learn to how to manage in our community and depends on supports provided by home care. Home care providers have helped us develop strategies that have raised her quality of life. Supporting and strengthening home care is absolutely critical to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those who face barriers.
Answer 2. Rossmere is a diverse community with different neighbourhoods and populations. Our seniors are very active, but many have barriers to getting around. The inter-connectivity of trails and walk ways, including their maintenance, is an issue that is raised often as these trails help seniors move around the neighbourhood in a safe way. I have been working with many of the seniors’ complexes to ensure that our active transportation routes and other trails take into account the use from our community's senior population. Whenever I receive concerns from the seniors’ blocks about walkways or snow clearing impediments, I work with City Councillors to reduce and resolve these concerns quickly.
Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba Candidate - Andrew Micklefield
Answer 1. I have a family member who had to take significant time off work because of an injury and on a separate occasion, a surgery. These situations affected her mobility, and for a time she was unable to drive.
Answer 2. I have noticed in the winter that public walkways are not always well cleared of snow. This not only restricts access for disabled people, but also creates possible hazards for others, too. I am ready to sit down with interested parties to hear how things can improve in this regard and if necessary, to bring forward your requests for improvements to policy or legislation.