Manitoba Pre-Election Survey 2007 - ResultsManitoba Wildlands 2007 pre election survey to the leaders of all Manitoba political parties. The survey contains several categories of questions, with short questions in each category. It is designed to encourage clear YES or NO answers. We will post documents we receive, and will show YES, NO, NO ANSWER in the survey chart.
See links below for previous election surveys and commitments from 1999 and 2003 Manitoba elections, and recent federal elections. We also post environmental commitments made in Throne and Budget speeches. Manitoba Wildlands encourages other Manitoba civil society organizations to ask our political leaders questions relevant to the future of our province.
The uncertainty of election dates, and the urgency of environmental issues in Manitoba, prompted this pre election survey.
Manitoba Wildlands' Election Surveys (1999, 2003, 2004, 2006)
Manitoba Government Environmental Commitments - Budget and Throne Speeches (1999-2006)
Will your government establish an energy plan for Manitoba?
Will your government report on progress on the energy plan every two years?
Will your government establish public licensing/assessment standards for new renewable energy projects?
Will your government undertake consultations regarding renewable energy projects before any are licensed/ constructed on crown lands or waterways?
Will your government require Manitoba Hydro to report to the Crown Corporations Committee of the Legislature annually?
Will your government post all current Manitoba hydro water power licences and environmental licenses online?
Will your government act on Clean Environment Commission recommendation to review and license existing hydro system in Manitoba, through a public process?
Will your government require Manitoba Hydro to publicly file its technical reports, data, and scientific findings?
Will your government require regular, independent external audits of Manitoba Hydro (finances, policies, contracts, and negotiations)?
Will your government ensure Manitoba Hydro makes development intentions public?
Will your government require environmental assessment/license for retrofitting, upgrading, or changing existing hydro dams?
Will your government make notifications for changes in water levels, from generation stations public, at least 2 weeks in advance?
Will your government make sure Manitoba Hydro settles all outstanding compensation claims?
Will your government report publicly on actions since the 2002 Climate Change Action Plan, and 2001 Climate Change Task Force report?
Will your government establish third party, independent auditing of climate change actions/ reporting by government and industry in Manitoba?
Will your government establish public posting of emissions data for large emitters in Manitoba, starting at 100,000 tonnes of emissions per year?
Will your government post publicly Manitoba air pollution sources, especially including particulate matter?
Will your government make all Manitoba Hydro emissions and carbon loss public, rather than 'private information' in greenhouse gas inventories?
Will your government establish a public inventory of carbon held in Manitoba soils, forests, lands and waters?
Will your government adopt a 'no net loss of carbon and no net gain in emissions' policy?
Will your government incorporate emissions reduction objectives into environmental licensing and operations standards for all public works?
Will your government mandate renewable portfolio standards and renewable energy quotas with specific targets and deadlines for Manitoba?