CBC Manitoba's election debate on infrastructure
Candidates from 4 parties discuss where they stand on infrastructure issues
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.
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 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.
- Brian Bowman praises city infrastructure pledge from Manitoba Liberals
- Manitoba NDP pledge to boost tourism industry, 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.