Manitoba Wildlands sent its 2007 pre election survey to the leaders of all Manitoba political parties: New Democratic Party (NDP), Progressive Conservatives (PC), Liberal Party of Manitoba (LIB), and the Green Party of Manitoba (GR). The survey contains several categories of questions, with short related questions in each category. It is designed to encourage clear YES or NO answers. We are posting 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.
appoint an Environmental Commissioner and Auditor for Manitoba, having both a public policy and regulatory auditing role? YES/NO
put in place an Environmental Bill of Rights for Manitobans? YES/NO
separate environmental inspection, auditing, licensing, policy, hearings, etc. from the department that manages or protects resources? YES/NO
make the Clean Environment Commission independent of the minister, by including it with the Office of the Environmental Auditor? YES/NO
maintain online archives of public policy announcements, reports, documents regarding lands and waters and the environment? YES/NO
indicate (via notice on departmental website) when a public policy is being retired, updated, or replaced? YES/NO
list current public policies regarding lands and waters and Manitoba's environment in an easy to access, online tool? YES/NO
re-establish and fill all scientist and biologist positions in government as of 10 years ago? YES/NO
fulfill federal/national environmental, water protection, conservation, species standards which Manitoba has signed on to (includes Council of Ministers of the Environment policies, and guidelines, all Ministers' Councils' policies and guidelines)? YES/NO