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Brandon-Souris constituents have candidates from four parties

Before you cast your ballot, if you have not yet done so, take a good look at who they are. Perhaps these few words will lead you to dig deeper.

Brandon - Souris

BAER, Tylor

People's Party of Canada

Tylor Baer is a 22 year-old with a passion for freedom, coming from a faith-based, home-grown background which founded an immense passion for creative arts, business, and politics. Being a small business owner/independent contractor, Tylor occasionally moonlighted as a disc jockey pre-pandemic.

He says: I want to first represent the average Canadian who is sick of lockdowns and the draconian medical tyranny that is being perpetuated by our government. I want to see Canadians be re-affirmed in their protected rights and freedoms under our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. I oppose the segregation that would inevitably be created by vaccine passports.

In terms of the local area, one thing that I think will be absolutely crucial to this riding is the farming industry, as is the case with much of Manitoba. I intend to strongly support the PPC agenda of phasing out the supply management system over the next number of years to level the playing field between big and small farms, and to see Canada’s farmers be able to sell their products internationally. Furthermore, to help both farmers and the everyday people whose food they grow, I will be in full support of repealing the carbon tax to help lower the cost of living on everyday Canadians, enabling individuals and families to keep food on their table and a roof over their head(s) without breaking the bank.

 

BRANCONNIER, Linda

Liberal Party of Canada

The Empire-Advance was unsuccessful in attempts to reach Ms. Branconnier by publication time.

 

HODGINS, Whitney

New Democratic Party


Whitney Hodgins grew up in the Turtle Mountains just south of Boissevain and Deloraine, Manitoba. She is a 2020 Graduate from Brandon University who double majored in Anthropology and History. She works as a security professional in the pandemic and is a person who lives with autism. For the last decade she has been a public speaker and advocate for disability justice and mental health initiatives across central Canada.

She was the first disabled executive at the Brandon University Students' Union and served on the Canadian Federation of Students Manitoba. Immediately before the election Whitney was the Chairperson of the Manitoba League of Persons with Disabilities, where she played a critical role in reducing the deficit for the organization as well as advocating for vaccine prioritization for vulnerable Manitobans living with a disability, many of whom who have an autoimmune condition or other complex health needs.

Her advocacy has been formally recognized for its profound impact as she has been the recipient of the Future Leaders of Manitoba Award, became a CBC Manitoba Future 40 Finalist, as well as recently has been nominated in three categories for YMCA Westman's Women of Distinction Awards.

 

MAGUIRE, Larry

Conservative Party of Canada

I was born and raised right here in Westman. I farmed all my life and then served as the MLA for Arthur Virden from 1999 to 2013 and now serve as the Member of Parliament for Brandon-Souris.

On day two of the campaign we released our entire platform titled: Canada’s Recovery Plan. It's a very detailed plan that is focused on the future. That’s what Canada needs after the past year and half.

We need to support our farmers and rural communities. We need to support our families and seniors. We need to support our oil and gas workers. And we need to tackle high prices and fight inflation.

Erin O’Toole and Canada’s Conservatives will secure jobs by recovering every one of the million jobs lost during the pandemic within one year, secure accountability by enacting a new anti-corruption law to clean up the mess in Ottawa, secure mental health through our Canada Mental Health Action Plan, secure our country by creating a strategic stockpile of essential products and building the capacity to manufacture vaccines at home and secure Canada’s economy by balancing the budget over the next decade.

This election is about how we get Canada back on its feet and rebuild our economy, our jobs, and our way of life. Canada’s Conservatives will focus relentlessly on jobs, wages, and our economy and finances back on track as quickly as possible versus what is currently happening in Ottawa.

You can review the platform at www.LarryMaguire.com under the Issues column.