When you run into a candidate, whether through social media, walking down the street, or knocking at your door, ask them these questions that directly affect your community:
- What will you do to have Main Street north of Manitoba Ave. (Provincial HWY 320) renewed?
The Province invested in the renewal of Main Street from Heap to Manitoba. Main Street north of Manitoba is a provincial highway in poor condition.
- What will you do to have the Selkirk Bridge repaired, repainted and resurfaced?
The historic Selkirk Bridge connects the City of Selkirk to East Selkirk, the east side of Winnipeg and the beaches. Thousands of people use it every day. It has been allowed to deteriorate and needs to be renewed.
- What will you do to make the intersection of Manitoba Ave. and Easton Dr. safer and less confusing by aligning it with Agnes Ave?
The Province and Selkirk Council’s Manitoba Avenue Taskforce recommended in 2017 the intersection of Manitoba Ave and Easton Drive be relocated to connect with Agnes Avenue making the intersection, a part of Highway 9A, less complicated and much safer.
- What will you do to support making Manitoba municipalities exempt from paying PST, saving Selkirk over $800,000 per year?
Manitoba municipalities are exempt from paying GST. If the Province of Manitoba exempted municipalities from paying the PST, Selkirk would save $800,000 or more annually, money that could be better used to repair our roads, sewers, parks and recreation facilities.
- What will you do to help return the amount of funding Selkirk receives from the province for road renewal from $249,000 to $400,000 per year?
Prior to 2017, the City of Selkirk was eligible to receive $400,000 per year to support the improvement and maintenance of our roads. In 2018 this program was eliminated and in 2019, the Province, pressured by the Association of Manitoba Municipalities (AMM), created a new funding system that provides Selkirk with only $249,000 per year.
- What will you do to support the creation of a multi-year program to increase the Municipal Assistance Grant at the rate of growth in Manitoba’s GDP?
Municipalities are responsible for 60% of Canadian infrastructure yet receive just 8 cents of every tax dollar to get the job done. The Province of Manitoba has frozen municipal funding at 2016 levels. The (AMM) is calling on all parties to commit to providing annual increases to municipal funding at the rate of economic growth in Manitoba.
- What will you do to reject the plan to move Selkirk Linen to Winnipeg and fight to keep good paying jobs in Selkirk?
In its report to the Province of Manitoba, the consulting firm of KPMG recommended closing Selkirk Linen and moving its operations to Winnipeg. This would mean losing over 50 good paying jobs right here in Selkirk.
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