The Canadian CED Network Manitoba's 2011 Provincial Election Resource Page

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Help make CED a priority this provincial election with CCEDNet Manitoba's Election Guide

CCEDNet Manitoba's Questions for Candidates:

CCEDNet Manitoba has developed a list of questions you can use to find out where candidates in this provincial election stand when it comes to building fair, sustainable, and resilient Manitoban communities.

The questions are based on  policy resolutions that were voted on by CCEDNet Manitoba members at the Policy Summit which took place on November 16, 2010.

Letters to the Party Leaders:

CCEDNet Manitoba has sent letters to the three main party leaders asking for their positions on and commitments to supporting communities in Manitoba. We have asked that the parties respond by August 31, 2011. Read the letters below:
CCEDNet Manitoba, the Manitoba Co-operative Association, and the Economic Development Council for Manitoba Bilingual Municipalities have sent letters to the three main party leaders asking for their positions on and commitments to supporting co-operative development in Manitoba. Read the letters below (available in French and English):

CCEDNet Manitoba is an active member of Make Poverty History Manitoba, which has sent letters to the three main party leaders asking for their commitments to supporting poverty reduction in Manitoba. The parties were asked to respond by September 12, 2011. Read the letters below:

CCEDNet Manitoba is an active partner in the I Vote Because Food Matters election campaign. The three main parties have responded to the campaign's questionnaire on food security. Read what they had to say below:

The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada submitted letters to the three main Parties to find out where they stand on building more housing co-ops and maintaining housing affordability for low-income Canadians. Read the responses here.

Links to other Election Resources:

I Vote Because Food Matters

I Vote Because Food Matters is a non-partisan campaign to get voters and political parties talking about food in the 2011 Manitoba provincial election. Visit its website to find information about why food is important, policy ideas, downloadable posters, links to contact party leaders, and much more. You can also signup to say that 'food matters to you when you vote.' This list of signups will be shared with candidates to demonstrate that food is an important issue to Manitobans.
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I'm Voting to Make Poverty History

Make Poverty History Manitoba (MPHM) has developed a strategy to engage Manitobans in making poverty an election issue and to encourage all Manitobans to vote to make poverty history. Visit its website to learn the five steps you can take to put poverty on the 2011 electoral agenda. You can also sign up to endorse MPHM’s campaign goals so candidates will be informed that you are voting to make poverty history.
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Past Events:

Election Forum on Food

  • Monday, September 12th, 7pm-10pm
    Location: Winnipeg Free Press News Café, 237 McDermott Avenue
    Coordinator: I Vote Because Food Matters campaign;
    Stefan Epp -
    Watch a video of the forum here

Election forum on Disability Issues

  • Tuesday, September 13th, 7pm-9:30pm
    Location: Viscount Gort, 1670 Portage Avenue
    Brian Stewart -

Election Forum on Housing

Election forum on the Environment

  • Wednesday, September 14th, 7pm
    Location: First Unitarian Church, 603 Wellington Crescent
    Coordinators: Manitoba Eco-Network, Green Action Centre, the Provincial Council of Women, and the Green Action Committee of the First Unitarian Church
    Josh Brandon - (204) 898-6460

‘So You Think You Can House’

Provincial Candidates Forum on Downtown

  • Monday, September 19th, 5pm-7pm
    Location: Portage Place Shopping Centre, Edmonton Court
    Coordinator: Downtown Winnipeg Biz

 Election Forum on Safety, Justice, and Youth

Election Forum on Hunger and Poverty

Portage la Prairie Community Revitalization Corporation Meet the Candidates Forum

Election Forum on Immigration and New Canadians

  • Wednesday, September 28th
    Location: Wellington School, Multi-Purpose Room, 690 Beverley Street
    Coordinator: Daniel Macintyre/St. Matthews Community Association
    Jen Nagy -