MLA for Morden-Winkler Carrie Hiebert took part in her first spring session in the Manitoba Legislature.  

She gave an update on how things went. 

"In the legislature, things are going pretty good. I think I've had the opportunity in Question Period to ask questions of the current government about different things and concerns of our community. So that's been important to me to advocate for our community, that's my number one goal. That's been really good for me. I've got a lot of responsibilities there, which have been really good, but the learning curve has been really high and I'm up for the challenge. I think it's going well so far." 

She explained the focus of the PC party in opposition.  

"Our main goal is to make sure we hold the current government accountable for what they've promised, and what they want to do, and what they said they're going to do. And just to make sure that we have them continue to put on the forefront the concerns that we have both here in our constituency and in the province as well, like healthcare for example, and mental health and housing. These are big problems, big concerns in our community and our province and across the country. My goal is to work collaboratively. We need to make sure we all work together for the greater good and that's what I want. But when that doesn't happen, then my job is to make sure that I try to encourage them to do the things that we need as a community, as a province." 

MLA for Morden-Winkler Carrie HiebertMLA for Morden-Winkler Carrie Hiebert

She is home for a week now to spend in the constituency.  

"Things are going really great in the constituency. I've been able to do a lot of events and different meetings and tours of different businesses and industries. I'm heading off to Bueller Active Living Centre this week, and I've got a bunch of meetings set up with people locally from Morden and Winkler, both constituents, so I'm looking forward to that. It's been a great spring for that. Connecting with the community is my number one goal." 

She has a message for those she represents. 

"I just want to say thank you again to our constituents in Morden-Winkler for putting me in this position and supporting me throughout the last year. It's been an honour for me to do this job. I don't take it lightly. It's very important to me. Just want to say thanks for having faith in me to do this job, and I'm working really hard so I can do the best I can."  

Monday afternoon, many gathered at Hiebert's new constituency office on 4th Street in Winkler on the Northend of the MCC building. 

"I'm really excited to have a space that we can work out of, and that people can just come when they need to. Wherever you are in Morden and Winkler, please come by. We tried to get into a popular area with there's lots of traffic. We're right across to the Winkler CW clinic. We're close to the MCC Thrift store. We're trying to keep it as much centralized as we can, just so that we're available for you. So please come on down and meet with me and my staff." 

The office for MLA for Morden-Winkler Carrie Hiebert is located at 367-4th Street Winkler.