News from Minto

Summer not the same without volunteers

All eyes are on Winnipeg as we host the Canada Summer Games. The games showcase Canada’s up and coming athletes, many of whom will go on to compete internationally, and even in the Olympics in the years to come. Equally important, the Games will leave a legacy of...

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Every kid deserves great teachers

Like many of you, I was very lucky to have wonderful public school teachers. Whether it was Dorothy Young in Grade 4, John Coutts and Dennis Schrofel teaching us history and letting us debate current events (they once came down to watch three of their former students...

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Still working on new wing for Tec Voc

Metro readers have a strong connection to James A. Richardson International Airport. Citizens of St. James and the West End are used to airplanes overhead. More than any other folks in the province, we know how important airlines and aerospace are to our province. We...

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Ways to make a difference

By Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Times January 09, 2016 For many of us, the New Year is a time to make resolutions — a time to commit to changing the way we do things. The most common resolutions...

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Wishing your family the best in 2017!

Andrew Swan wishes you and your family happy holidays and a prosperous new year! The new year is also a natural time to think about new ideas. If you have thoughts on how we can continue improving our community, please get in touch with Andrew’s constituency office...

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Let’s keep building a diverse province

Unless your family is Indigenous, it is a fact that either you or your family immigrated to Manitoba. Our newest Manitobans arrive as refugees, as business owners, as caregivers, and most often as nominees under the Provincial Nominee Program (PNP), sponsored by family,...

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Packing up for a big move

This fall we will be moving to a new constituency office. Our current location, at the corner of Lipton and Sargent, has served our community well over the years. I have worked at this office since I was elected in 2004, for 12 years sharing space with MP Pat Martin. Before...

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Enjoying summer in the West End

By Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro July 11, 2016 I want to thank the people in Minto for re-electing me as MLA for the constituency of Minto. It’s been some time since the election...

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Armoury a hive of activity

By Andrew Swan - MLA for Minto As published in The Metro February 1, 2016 One of the most imposing buildings in the West End is the red-bricked Minto Armoury, which has stood on St. Matthew’s Avenue...

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It’s time to tear up the tracks

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro December 7, 2015 Just about every school kid makes at least one trip to the Manitoba Museum. One of the most popular attractions is the Urban Gallery, which...

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Legislation Outlawing Inactivity Fees on Mall Gift Cards Takes Effect December 1st: Swan

November 30, 2015 As of tomorrow, December 1st, our NDP government’s legislation outlawing inactivity fees on shopping centre gift cards will come into effect—just in time for the holiday season. This closes a loophole that allowed companies...

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May the Irish Club always walk in sunshine

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro October 26, 2015 The West End is home for many vibrant organizations, supported by proud Manitobans who are also fiercely proud of their heritage. The...

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Winnipeg getting its close-up in film biz

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro September 15, 2015 Andrew joined Minister Ron Lemieux a...

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Celebrating Winnipeg’s Portuguese community

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro August 14, 2015 Immigrants from many countries and their families have made up the fascinating blend of cultures in the West End for...

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Legislation Passes to Outlaw Inactivity Fees on Shopping Centre Gift Cards: Swan

New rules will create a fairer deal for Manitobans July 2, 2015 This week, the Manitoba government passed legislation outlawing inactivity fees on shopping centre gift cards. This closes a loophole that currently...

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Scandinavian centre right at home in West End

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro June 24, 2015 Scandinavia is much more than IKEA, Lego, and the Swedish women’s soccer team (although those things alone are a good...

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Community groups hard at work

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro May 12th 2015 MLA Andrew Swan, MP Pat Martin and community members participate in this year’s Spring Clean Up, organized by the Daniel...

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NDP Government Invests in Rent Assist, Education & Training to Support Low-income Families: Swan

May 1, 2015 Earlier today, our NDP government announced new Budget 2015 initiatives for low-income Manitobans, including expanding the Rent Assist benefit to a maximum 75% of the Median Market Rate (MMR). “All Manitoba families want to build...

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Symbols of courage in our own neighbourhood

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro March 31, 2015 The Winnipeg Falcons, Canada’s first O...

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Manitoba Tax Credits - Helping You and Your Family

Nurturing Creative Kids The Children’s Arts and Cultural Activity Tax Credit provides parents of children under 16 with a 10.8% income tax credit on up to $500 of eligible e...

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If your kids start singing Lightfoot, blame me

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro February 23, 2015 Students and teachers across Manitoba are currently celebrating I Love to Read Month in February. Students...

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Minto Constituency Office Open House

Dear Friends, You are invited you to join me in celebrating the holiday season at the Minto Constituency Office Open House on Monday, December 15th from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. The holidays are a great time to get together with family, friends and neighbours. I...

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West End home to great food, entertainment

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro November 26th 2014 What if you suddenly had a lot more time to spend in Winnipeg’s West End? I do now, and I’m looking...

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Tools available to winterize your home

Tools available to winterize your home By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro October 15th 2014 It’s hard to accept that winter is already on its way. Leaves are down,...

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Building partnerships in the West End

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro September 2, 2014 (Left) Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto, celebrates w...

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“Project CTO” Plaque Unveiling

August 22, 2014 On behalf of the Premier, I am here with you today as we collectively recognize the 100th anniversary of Canada’s internment operations during the First World W...

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Nothing like door-knocking

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro July 22, 2014 Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto, out canvassing this summer in front of one of his favourite homes on Victor Street. People...

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Restorative justice benefits everyone

By: Andrew Swan - MLA for Minto As published in The Metro June 10th 2014 Our neighbourhoods continue to become stronger and safer. Police tell us that crime rates for almost every type of offence continue to drop. For the first...

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Student crew keeps community clean

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro March 18, 2014 Diversity is an exciting part of West End life. I was reminded of this when the West End BIZ’s dining guide arrived...

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Time to dust off storybooks and get reading

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro February 5, 2014 February is I Love to Read Month across Manitoba. This celebration encourages students and their families to make reading...

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Some road safety tips for the holidays

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro December 18, 2013 The holiday season is upon us, and I hope you are enjoying time with friends and family. For many of us, the new...

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Be Santa to a senior this Christmas season

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro November 21, 2013 As the MLA for Minto, one of my favourite things to do is to visit with seniors. Whether talking to...

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Celebrate area’s Aboriginal heritage

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro October 16, 2013 The West End continues to be a place where we celebrate diversity. It’s up to everyone to move forward...

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Here’s to a new school year

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro September 11, 2013 Another school year has begun. Students across the province dusted off pencils, scribblers and three-ring binders,...

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West End sports on the go

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro August 7, 2013 Andrew congratulates some of the players f...

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Real Solutions that Work for Minto

Instead of resorting to short-sighted cuts, I’m working to protect families and build our future in Minto. Investing in Winnipeg Roads, including Dominion Street and $20 million for R...

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Plenty of tools for new immigrants

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro June 26, 2013 The West End is amazingly diverse. It has always been a place many new Manitobans come to call home. My grandfather...

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West End residents deserve a clean, safe neighbourhood

By: Andrew Swan, MLA for Minto As published in The Metro May 15, 2013 I have been proud to represent Winnipeg’s West End for nearly nine years. In that time, I’ve enjoyed talking...

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McFadyen Doesn't Take Crime Seriously

While police and prosecutors are working hard to tackle crime in our city and province supported by investments from the NDP government , Hugh McFadyen’s PCs are out making jokes about crime. Crime is no laughing matter, said Swan. Manitobans expect leadership an...

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