2018 all-candidate environmental survey: A coalition of Winnipeg Environmental Organizations are compiling questions for an all-candidate (Mayoral and Councilor) survey with questions relating to the environment. These results will be posted here by October 15th.

Mayoral candidate responses from Mayoral Fast Pitch and Forum: The Environmental Needs of Winnipeg which took place on September 18:

Brian Bowman Fast Pitch

Tim Diack Fast Pitch

Doug Wilson Fast Pitch

Umar Hayat Fast Pitch

Venkat Machiraju Fast Pitch

Jenny Motkaluk Fast Pitch

Don Woodstock Fast Pitch

Mayoral candidate responses to yes/no questions:

In addition to garbage and recycling pick-up, will you support green bin compost collection to ensure we keep organics out of the landfill?

Brian Bowman: Yes
Umar Hayat: Yes
Jenny Motkaluk: Yes
Doug Wilson: Yes
Tim Diack: Yes
Venkat Machiraju: Yes
Don Woodstock: Yes

Will you direct the Public Works Department to create a package of walking and cycling infrastructure priority projects worth more than $100 Million dollars and put it as a top priority for the next round of funding from the Investing in Canada Plan?

Brian Bowman: Yes and no
Umar Hayat: Yes
Jenny Motkaluk: No
Doug Wilson: Yes
Tim Diack: No
Venkat Machiraju: No
Don Woodstock: Yes

Would you support protecting public health by maintaining the ban on these so-called "cosmetic pesticides" as a municipal by-law in Winnipeg, in the event of provincial changes?

Brian Bowman: Yes
Umar Hayat: Yes
Jenny Motkaluk: Yes
Doug Wilson: Yes
Tim Diack: Yes
Venkat Machiraju: Yes
Don Woodstock: No

Will you commit to completing the downtown protected bike lane network in your next term?

Brian Bowman: Yes
Umar Hayat: Yes
Jenny Motkaluk: No
Doug Wilson: Yes
Tim Diack: Yes
Venkat Machiraju: No
Don Woodstock: Yes

Will you support full funding of the Active Transportation Network – Winter Maintenance Strategy, passed by council on June 21st, 2018, in the 2019 Budget?

Brian Bowman: Yes
Umar Hayat: Yes
Jenny Motkaluk: No
Doug Wilson: Yes
Tim Diack: Yes
Venkat Machiraju: Yes
Don Woodstock: Yes

Do you support a single-use plastic bag ban for the city of Winnipeg?

Brian Bowman: Yes
Umar Hayat: No
Jenny Motkaluk: No
Doug Wilson: Yes
Tim Diack: Yes
Venkat Machiraju: Yes
Don Woodstock: Yes

Are you willing to adopt the sustainability principles set out in OurWinnipeg?

Brian Bowman: Yes
Umar Hayat: Yes
Jenny Motkaluk: Yes
Doug Wilson: Yes
Tim Diack: Yes
Venkat Machiraju: Yes
Don Woodstock: Yes

Would you support implementing a policy for the City of Winnipeg, similar to what has been implemented in Vancouver, that prioritizes walking, cycling, public transit and shared-vehicles over single occupant vehicles?

Brian Bowman: No
Umar Hayat: No
Jenny Motkaluk: No
Doug Wilson: Yes
Tim Diack: Yes
Venkat Machiraju: Yes
Don Woodstock: Yes

Will you commit to improving and expanding Winnipeg’s tree canopy?

Brian Bowman: Yes
Umar Hayat: Yes
Jenny Motkaluk: Yes
Doug Wilson: Yes
Tim Diack: Yes
Venkat Machiraju: Yes
Don Woodstock: Yes