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CBC Manitoba's election debate on infrastructure

In the third of this week's five election debates, CBC News gave voters the opportunity to ask representatives from each party about their infrastructure platforms on Wednesday evening.

Candidates from 4 parties discuss where they stand on infrastructure issues

Roxane Dupuis (NDP), Scott Fielding (PC), Kevin Nichols (Green) and Johanna Wood (Liberal) joined the CBC's Chris Glover for a debate on infrastructure and how to pay for it. 13:17

From patching potholes to improving roads and bridges, all of Manitoba's political parties have ideas on how tax revenue should be spent on infrastructure.

Liberal Johanna Wood, left, Kevin Nichols of the Green Party, Roxane Dupuis of the NDP and Scott Fielding of the PCs join the CBC's Chris Glover for a debate on infrastructure issues Wednesday evening. (Marjorie Dowhos/CBC)
In the third of this week's five election debates, CBC News gave voters the opportunity to ask representatives from each party about their infrastructure platforms on Wednesday evening.

In a live online chat moderated by CBC's Chris Glover and Donna Lee, viewers were invited to send in questions that were answered by a candidate from each party. The candidates also had the opportunity to ask each other questions.

You can read what the candidates said below. Taking part were:

  • Roxane Dupuis — NDP candidate for Dawson Trail.
  • Scott Fielding — Progressive Conservative candidate for Kirkfield Park.
  • Kevin Nichols — Green Party candidate for Charleswood.
  • Johanna Wood — Liberal candidate for Fort Garry-Riverview.

All this week, CBC Manitoba is hosting a nightly debate on the election issues facing voters. Chris Glover will be joined by representatives of the political parties on CBC Television and online from 6:15 to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday. Join the live chat and engage with the parties and other voters by visiting cbc.ca/manitoba.

This debate is in addition to, and does not replace, the leaders' debate that will be broadcast live on CBC Television on April 12.

If you missed our debate on Tuesday night on education, you can see the parties' responses to the online questions here. You can also catch up on Monday's debate on health care.


If elected, the Liberals promise to use one point of PST revenue to support municipal priorities. They also commit to improving traffic safety in rural Manitoba.

The NDP say they already give more than one per cent of PST revenues to the municipalities. The NDP adds that they intend to deliver more housing, retail, and commercial space to downtown Winnipeg, as well upgrade parks. 

The PCs promised to spend a billion dollars per year on infrastructure and plan to work with municipalities across the province to improve services. They have pledged to reduce the PST to 7 per cent if elected.

When it comes to infrastructure the Greens focus on pledges that reduce negative environmental consequences while promoting human wellness. This includes supporting a carbon tax and using the revenues towards environmental infrastructure.