Archive for April, 2007


Friday, April 13th, 2007

PC MANITOBA CAUCUS, APRIL 12, 2007 – The NDP is losing the war on crime in Winnipeg because it has no concrete plans to combat the growing problems, says Leader of the Official Opposition, Hugh McFadyen and PC Justice Critic, Kelvin Goertzen.

Premier Gary Doer and his Justice Minister Dave Chomiak claim to be concerned about the problem, but under the NDP watch, crime is becoming a growing concern for Manitobans,” said McFadyen. “Year after year, we hear empty promises that it’s ready to get serious about crime, but unfortunately, the baby steps taken by this NDP government to date have been ineffective and misdirected, doing nothing to address the real problems that keep people from feeling safe in their homes and in their communities.”

McFadyen said Manitoba has highest rate of homicides committed using a firearm, the highest rate of robberies and the second highest rate of violent crimes.

“We see headlines such as, “Victim shot in vehicle: Man fights for his life after receiving wound to his head’ and” Woman, 77, brutally attacked: Widow hospitalized after men force way into Fort Rouge home “on a daily basis,” he said. “This is not the image that will make Manitoba attractive to people who are considering visiting or moving to our province.”

Goertzen said Winnipeg is still the reigning auto theft capital of Canada and despite nearly eight years of promises to crack down on the problem.

“The number of attempted auto thefts is continuing to rise, with the period of January 1, 2007 until April 3, 2007 seeing a 43% increase over the same period in 2006,” said Goertzen. “It’s not only a matter of our cars being stolen anymore. It’s gotten to the point where more than 2000 attempts to steal cars are made each month and people don’t feel safe walking down streets in their communities.”

“The NDP has lost all credibility when it comes to tackling auto theft in Manitoba,” he concluded. “If Manitobans want to feel safe, there needs to be change to the justice system and they need to vote for that change.”


Ken Waddell, For Concordia, For Manitoba

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

Isn’t it time our community becomes a safe place to take a leisurely stroll? Don’t you want to have your child find work right here in Manitoba? Shouldn’t something be done now to help our environment recover and flourish? I’d like to hear what you think I should be doing to make life better for you and your family.

I want to get to know all of you and hopefully this website will help you start getting to know me. I am proud to be the PC Manitoba candidate in Concordia. By electing me as your MLA I know I can give Concordia the attention it needs and deserves. I love our province, having been born and raised at Holland, Manitoba, spending four years in the Fort Rouge and Fort Garry area as a young adult. I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture from the U. of M.

In 1971 we moved to Neepawa, Manitoba. I worked for Manitoba Agriculture, farmed, ran an auction business and have for the past 18 years been co-owner with my wife of The Neepawa Banner and The Rivers Banner weekly newspapers. Over the last three years we have implemented a succession plan to turn our business interests over to the management of our very capable staff. My full resume and background can be found on the Biography page and our newspapers can be read on-line at

My wife Christine and I moved to Winnipeg last year. We are dedicated to Manitoba and its people. I believe that the PC Manitoba Party, lead by Hugh McFadyen, can do a lot more for Manitoba and the people of Concordia than the current NDP government. It’s time for a change in government and its time for Gary Doer to retire. I am pledging my time and abilities to bringing good government and good representation for the people of Concordia to the Manitoba legislature.

You can help me become your next MLA by volunteering, by offering advice or by donating funds to the campaign. Please call me at 226-2247 and I will be happy to discuss a brighter future for the people and families of Concordia. This is a Sunrize Group internet solution (204)226-2247