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

2018 all-candidate environmental survey: A coalition of Winnipeg Environmental Organizations compiled questions for an all-candidate (Mayoral and Councilor) survey with questions relating to the environment. The results are listed below.

Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry

Michael Thompson – Completed Survey
Bryanna Spina – Completed Survey
Jeff Palmer – Completed Survey
Peter Koroma – Completed Survey
Sherri Rollins – Completed Survey
Harry Wolbert – Completed Survey
Steph Meilleur – Did not complete survey


QUESTION 1

Should the City of Winnipeg demonstrate leadership in protecting the environment, reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change?

Absolutely Should Should Indifferent Should not Definitely should not
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

How will your commitment be reflected in the operating and/or capital budgets?

  • Michael Thompson: To push for issues that reduce our carbon foot print and continue to position our city services to be green. Factoring in how our infrastructure can be done to best practices towards the environment.
  • Bryanna Spina: No further response
  • Jeff Palmer: Climate change is the single most important environmental issue our community faces. I will support initiatives that address climate change such as responsible land use planning.
  • Peter Koroma: For example, investing to improve infrastructure from public transit to bike paths and walkways, to make these options more convenient and safe for Winnipeggers, thereby reducing carbon emissions from vehicles.
  • Sherri Rollins: Protecting a budget for the Winnipeg Climate Action Plan.
  • Harry Wolbert: No further response

QUESTION 2

How important do you think public transit will be to Winnipeg’s ability to meet the 2030 and 2050 emissions targets set out in Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 3

Will you work with the Office of Sustainability to ensure the adoption and implementation of the new Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

How will this be reflected in city budgets?

  • Michael Thompson: To grant incentives to private projects that have low energy usage. Upgrade community centres with solar energy and possible wind energy where applicable. Phase in electric vehicles in to the city fleet. Continue work to digitize work flows.
  • Bryanna Spina: No further response
  • Jeff Palmer: No further response
  • Peter Koroma: Sustainability and environmental impact should always be considered when reviewing capital projects.
  • Sherri Rollins: Protecting budget for office, and meaningful implementation of the climate action plan.
  • Harry Wolbert: No further response


QUESTION 4

Will you support policies and funding that will reduce the number of cars on the road?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

If so, where will the funding come from?

  • Michael Thompson: Lobby the other levels of government to provide funding to public transit and support for infrastructure work with focus given to active transportation.
  • Bryanna Spina: A combination of repurposing budgets from different departments – Transit, Public Works
  • Jeff Palmer: I will support initiatives that provide alternatives to personal vehicles.
  • Peter Koroma: A major part of my platform is proposing a full and final long-term plan for Bus Rapid Transit. Winnipeg deserves a transparent plan, and where funding will come from is never an easy answer, which is why we never get a fully costed plan. However, we have a federal government that wants to invest in public transit infrastructure and a provincial government that relies on our city to form government. With the right leadership at City Hall, proving both the environmental and economic benefits of BRT, I’m confident we can work out a costed long term plan to have a more connected city.
  • Sherri Rollins: No further response
  • Harry Wolbert: I will encourage more Winnipeggers to use our public transportation system. This will help reduce the number of cars on the road. As a City Councillor, I will “lead by example” and take public transit to and from work each day.

QUESTION 5

Are you committed to the reestablishment of electrified transit in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

If so, how will such a commitment be reflected in city budgets?

  • Michael Thompson: I am supportive of light rail transit. The question is if the rest of council supports this type of transportation.
  • Bryanna Spina: No further response
  • Jeff Palmer: I support replacing existing transit with electrified transit as existing vehicles are retired.
  • Peter Koroma: If by “electrified transit” you mean the current transit fleet needs to be modernized and all new busses should be electric, I agree that we should budget accordingly. This reduces carbon emissions and the cost for fueling the fleet in the long run.
  • Sherri Rollins: 1. Electrification plan overtime. 2. Lobby hard with federal and provincial government for alternative revenue streams and against holdouts and withdrawals like the guaranteed 50/50 transit deal 3. Support for New Flyer Industries
  • Harry Wolbert: By cancelling all plans to build additional Bus Rapid Transit corridors. I would put that money and any future transit funding from federal government towards the full-conversion of Winnipeg’s fleet of 623 transit buses.


QUESTION 6

Will you advocate for fully subsidized public transit?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 7

Do you agree with the following statement? “Increasing transit ridership can contribute to a reduction of other municipal expenditures.”

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 8

Will you commit to completing the downtown protected bike lane network?

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 9

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

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 10

Will you support city investment in community gardens?

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 11

Phosphorus from Winnipeg’s water treatment plants is a small portion of the problem faced by Lake Winnipeg. Will you work collaboratively with all relevant jurisdictions and levels of government to protect Lake Winnipeg?

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 



QUESTION 12

Will you enact policies that reduce our city’s consumption of natural gas, specifically in new and retrofitted buildings?

Will highly prioritize  Will prioritize moderately Indifferent Will not prioritize Will oppose
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 13

How important is it that Winnipeg meets its emission reduction goals, once they are set?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 14

Will you advocate for policies to limit suburbanization (urban sprawl)?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

If yes, how will these policies be reflected in city budget?

  • Michael Thompson: Continuing to build outward makes it harder and hard for the city to maintain a higher level of services for the entire city. I support looking at our city plan to address this issue.
  • Bryanna Spina: No further response
  • Jeff Palmer: There is not necessarily a budget implication to these policies.
  • Peter Koroma: It is a balancing act between a growing and successful city that includes new developments and keeping our beautiful green spaces and parks that make our city what it is today. I don’t believe the two have to be mutually exclusive, and I think it is important that we plan ahead as we look to grow to 1 million people. For our budget, that means putting the needs of the communities first while still carving out space for the city’s growth and expansion.
  • Sherri Rollins: Equity in budgeting including increasing improvement funding for neighbourhood renewal.
  • Harry Wolbert: No further response

QUESTION 15

Will you promote Indigenous leadership in city planning?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 16

Will you build more water fountains in public spaces?

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 17

How great a priority is it for the city to update its water treatment plants to stop releasing untreated water into our rivers and lakes?

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent A minor priority Not a priority at all
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

How would you raise revenue to deal with the issue?

  • Michael Thompson: To audit and prioritize the infrastructure need to be address first and then work with other levels of government. Working together to address the concerns in financial partnership.
  • Bryanna Spina: No further response
  • Jeff Palmer: No further response
  • Peter Koroma: Raising revenue and committing to do this has been an issue for quite some time. The City needs to look to other levels of government for assistance with a project of this magnitude, but we should also take a long-term approach to stretch out the cost over time and reduce it in the short term.
  • Sherri Rollins: Align budget with climate and sustainability goals
  • Harry Wolbert: No further response

QUESTION 18

Will you commit to supporting the development of a greenway and parks master plan?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 19

The Parks and Urban Forestry budget has effectively been eliminated over the last decade despite a dedicated 4.8% allocation in the budget. All of this in the face in a battle against Dutch Elm Disease and the impending Emerald Ash Borer. Recognizing the importance of Winnipeg’s tree canopy to the city’s resilience to extreme heat driven by climate change, will you restore funding to ensure proper tree care?

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 20

Will you advocate for curbside compost pickup?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 

How would you raise revenue to fund this project?

  • Michael Thompson: Winnipeg is a city in different and unique geographical setup. We need a hybrid answer to this question and not a one size fits all solution. The majority of homes have places for a compost area. I would recommend that all homes receive a compost bin if they don’t have one already. For downtown and apartments look at what areas they have and community locations with in a 10 minute walk for a community compost area. Not everyone composts so we need to build it in to our culture and community effort. We have more land and space than we think that is under used.
  • Bryanna Spina: No further response
  • Jeff Palmer: No further response
  • Peter Koroma: No further response
  • Sherri Rollins: Push for more equitable and sustainable budgeting and meaningful budget for the Winnipeg Climate Action plan.
  • Harry Wolbert: No further response

 


QUESTION 21

Do you support reforming the municipal building code to mandate more sustainable buildings?

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 22

Do you think there is a litter problem in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 23

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

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 24

Many cities worldwide, and many cities larger than Winnipeg, have divested funds to a) support a global transition away from fossil fuels and b) to hedge public funds away from increasingly risky institutional investments. Will you explore the possibility of divesting Winnipeg’s investment holding from the fossil fuel industry?

Yes and will work to generate support Yes Indifferent No Will oppose
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 25

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

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 26

Are you willing to include green and fair budgeting principles that incorporate polluter pay and mobility pricing for motor vehicles, credits for lower income people, enhancements to a more affordable public transit and active transportation alternatives?

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 27

Will you work towards making Winnipeg more resilient to climate-related crisis such as flash-floods, prolonged drought and heat waves?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 28

Do you support a municipal declaration recognizing citizen’s rights to a healthy environment?

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 29

Will you work towards making Winnipeg more resilient to climate-related crisis such as flash-floods, prolonged drought and heat waves?

One of the biggest threats we face as a society It is an important issue Indifferent It is not a major issue Climate change is not real
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 30

Globally poor and marginalized communities are least able to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Do you recognize socio-economic inequality as an environmental issue?

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 31

Will you commit to exploring the possibilities for reducing commercial and retail food waste?

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 32

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 (or other Federal cost share programs)?

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 33

If you support the creation of a package of walking and cycling infrastructure priority projects worth less than $100 million, what level of funding would you support?

$20-$40 million $40-$60 million $60-$80 million $80-$100 million More than $100 million Do not support
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 34

Given the calls at a Federal level to revisit TransCanada’s cancelled EnergyEast pipeline project, will you oppose it to keep Winnipeg’s water supply safe?

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 35

Vision Zero began as a Swedish road safety initiative in 1997. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. Human life and health are paramount values and can never be exchanged for other benefits within society. In Canada, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Surrey have adopted Vision Zero or initiated safety plans based on Vision Zero principles. To improve the viability of active transportation, will you support the adoption of a Vision Zero Policy for Winnipeg and push for the creation of a Road Safety Strategy based on Vision Zero principles?

Yes No
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 36

The wastewater upgrades for the city of Winnipeg are the most expensive projects ever undertaken, and the health of Lake Winnipeg is at stake. We must be leaders on water protection if we are going to save Lake Winnipeg. The required upgrades for the North End treatment plant haven’t started even though an environmental order was issued for them 15 years ago. Winnipeg is releasing too much water pollution into our rivers and lakes, yet previous city administrators have ducked responsibility to fix the problem.

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent Not a priority Would oppose
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 


QUESTION 37

How much of a role can municipal governments play in transitioning to a low-carbon economy?

A major role Somewhat of a role A slight role No role No need to transition
Michael Thompson
Bryanna Spina
Jeff Palmer
Peter Koroma
Sherri Rollins
Harry Wolbert

 

Charleswood-Tuxedo

Kevin Nichols – Completed survey
Ken St. George – Completed survey
Kevin Klein – Did not complete survey
Grant Nordman – Did not complete survey



QUESTION 1

Should the City of Winnipeg demonstrate leadership in protecting the environment, reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change?

Absolutely should Should Indifferent Should not Definitely should not
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George


How will your commitment be reflected in the operating and/or capital budgets?

  • Kevin Nichols: In my platform, I would purchase electric vehicles for City staff and replace/increase the Transit Fleet with electric buses. This would be a start and would be part of a move to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly. Also, promote responsible development in order to preserve as much natural green space as possible.
  • Ken St. George: Dedication of funding within municipal budget, as well as accountability of same with our Provincial counterparts, specifically dedicated portions from federal transfer payments from Alberta crude, and dedicated portions from carbon tax if it should be implemented.


QUESTION 2

How important do you think public transit will be to Winnipeg’s ability to meet the 2030 and 2050 emissions targets set out in Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 3

Will you work with the Office of Sustainability to ensure the adoption and implementation of the new Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Will work hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work with Will oppose
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

How will this be reflected in city budgets?

  • Kevin Nichols: Funding for sustainable green development should be incorporated like any other City department, and work in conjunction with City departments to ensure Winnipeg is on target or exceeding the target of the Climate action plan.
  • Ken St. George: Due to the long term planning of the initiative, it is difficult to determine exactly how this will reflect within city budgets. We do need to create sources of revenue to promote this sustainability, which I have announced in my platform. Inter governmental department borrowing must also be stopped. I have proposed a portal of entry fee, to commuters from bedroom communities entering Winnipeg daily, to increase revenue, and promote such an initiative. I have also proposed a reduction and/or exemption of growth/impact fees for new home builds to harness sustainable and renewable energy sources. Accountability of dedicated spending through Provincial and Federal levels will also be imperative.


QUESTION 4

Will you support policies and funding that will reduce the number of cars on the road?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

If so, where will the funding come from?

  • Kevin Nichols: My platform contains provisions to increase ridership on Transit, which includes the purchase and increase of the Transit fleet with electric buses, lowering of fares and increased frequency of bus service with increased security for drivers and passengers.
  • Ken St. George: Due to the long term planning of the initiative, it is difficult to determine exactly how this will reflect within city budgets. We do need to create sources of revenue to promote this sustainability, which I have announced in my platform. Inter governmental department borrowing must also be stopped. I have proposed a portal of entry fee, to commuters from bedroom communities entering Winnipeg daily, to increase revenue, and promote such an initiative. I have also proposed a reduction and/or exemption of growth/impact fees for new home builds to harness sustainable and renewable energy sources. Accountability of dedicated spending through Provincial and Federal levels will also be imperative.


QUESTION 5

Are you committed to the reestablishment of electrified transit in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

If so, how will such a commitment be reflected in city budgets?

  • Michael Thompson: Increased funding to cover the extra cost of electric buses, petition the various levels of government to assist with infrastructure necessary to sustain electric buses.
  • Ken St. George: Transformation to an electric fleet can be achieved, I believe fully in 25 years. Our Transit system is well behind other urban centers in modernization due to funding gaps. As our traditional diesel buses age, we need to replace them with electric ones. Utilize articulated electric buses on established BRTs, and focus on shorter more efficient routes to developing communities. Important to note, nothing can be achieved to improve Transit without safety promotion, to actually retain new drivers, for this is the current issue, and is top priority.


QUESTION 6

Will you advocate for fully subsidized public transit?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 7

Do you agree with the following statement? “Increasing transit ridership can contribute to a reduction of other municipal expenditures.”

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 8

Will you commit to completing the downtown protected bike lane network?

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 9

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

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 10

Will you support city investment in community gardens?

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 11

Phosphorus from Winnipeg’s water treatment plants is a small portion of the problem faced by Lake Winnipeg. Will you work collaboratively with all relevant jurisdictions and levels of government to protect Lake Winnipeg?

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 12

Will you enact policies that reduce our city’s consumption of natural gas, specifically in new and retrofitted buildings?

Will prioritize highly Will prioritize moderately Indifferent Will not prioritize Will oppose
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 13

How important is it that Winnipeg meets its emission reduction goals, once they are set?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 14

Will you advocate for policies to limit suburbanization (urban sprawl)?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

If yes, how will these policies be reflected in city budget?

  • Kevin Nichols: To increase inner city revitalization and limit urban sprawl, the City could provide incentives to developers who choose to build housing in the inner city.
  • Ken St. George: I would like to promote the idea of infill builds, beyond its current capacity. Our immigration laws federally will make development of policy to limit urban sprawl complex and multi-dimensional. We may have to consider an amalgamation of nearby communities in rural municipalities to harmonize sprawl and greenspace.


QUESTION 15

Will you promote Indigenous leadership in city planning?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 16

Will you build more water fountains in public spaces?

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 17

How great a priority is it for the city to update its water treatment plants to stop releasing untreated water into our rivers and lakes?

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent A minor priority Not a priority at all
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

How would you raise revenue to deal with the issue?

  • Michael Thompson: Reduce unwarranted spending by the City on pet projects.
  • Ken St. George: As per earlier answer, water and waste is an infrastructure issue. I am aware that the department would likely be sustainable, and working towards improvements, if it were not for inter-department borrowing.


QUESTION 18

Will you commit to supporting the development of a greenway and parks master plan?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 19

The Parks and Urban Forestry budget has effectively been eliminated over the last decade despite a dedicated 4.8% allocation in the budget. All of this in the face in a battle against Dutch Elm Disease and the impending Emerald Ash Borer. Recognizing the importance of Winnipeg’s tree canopy to the city’s resilience to extreme heat driven by climate change, will you restore funding to ensure proper tree care?

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 20

Will you advocate for curbside compost pickup?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

How would you raise revenue to fund this project?

  • Kevin Nichols: I like the idea of curb side compost however, this should not be forced on citizens as many people use home composting as a way to reduce waste. I would like to see the sale of the compost bins for home use continue. I am not in favour of giving everyone a bin and charging them $125 on their tax bill.
  • Ken St. George: Would prefer community drop off compost centers, until more education and public engagement is evident to support quantitative data that curbside pickup is feasible and sustainable fiscally.


QUESTION 21

Do you support reforming the municipal building code to mandate more sustainable buildings?

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 22

Do you think there is a litter problem in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 23

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

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 24

Many cities worldwide, and many cities larger than Winnipeg, have divested funds to a) support a global transition away from fossil fuels and b) to hedge public funds away from increasingly risky institutional investments. Will you explore the possibility of divesting Winnipeg’s investment holding from the fossil fuel industry?

Yes and will work to generate support Yes Indifferent No Will oppose
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 25

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

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 26

Are you willing to include green and fair budgeting principles that incorporate polluter pay and mobility pricing for motor vehicles, credits for lower income people, enhancements to a more affordable public transit and active transportation alternatives?

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 27

Will you work towards making Winnipeg more resilient to climate-related crisis such as flash-floods, prolonged drought and heat waves?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 28

Do you support a municipal declaration recognizing citizen’s rights to a healthy environment?

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 29

What is the level of threat we are facing due to climate change?

One of the biggest threats we as a society face It is an important issue Indifferent It is not a major issue Climate change is not real
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 30

Globally poor and marginalized communities are least able to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Do you recognize socio-economic inequality as an environmental issue?

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 31

Will you commit to exploring the possibilities for reducing commercial and retail food waste?

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 32

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 (or other Federal cost share programs)?

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 33

If you support the creation of a package of walking and cycling infrastructure priority projects worth less than $100 million, what level of funding would you support?

$20-$40 million $40-$60 million $60-$80 million $80-$100 million More than $100 million Do not support
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 34

Given the calls at a Federal level to revisit TransCanada’s cancelled EnergyEast pipeline project, will you oppose it to keep Winnipeg’s water supply safe?

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 35

Vision Zero began as a Swedish road safety initiative in 1997. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. Human life and health are paramount values and can never be exchanged for other benefits within society. In Canada, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Surrey have adopted Vision Zero or initiated safety plans based on Vision Zero principles. To improve the viability of active transportation, will you support the adoption of a Vision Zero Policy for Winnipeg and push for the creation of a Road Safety Strategy based on Vision Zero principles?

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 36

The wastewater upgrades for the city of Winnipeg are the most expensive projects ever undertaken, and the health of Lake Winnipeg is at stake. We must be leaders on water protection if we are going to save Lake Winnipeg. The required upgrades for the North End treatment plant haven’t started even though an environmental order was issued for them 15 years ago. Winnipeg is releasing too much water pollution into our rivers and lakes, yet previous city administrators have ducked responsibility to fix the problem.

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent Not a priority Would oppose
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 37

How much of a role can municipal governments play in transitioning to a low-carbon economy?

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent Not a priority Would oppose
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 

 

Daniel MacIntyre

Josh Brandon – Completed survey
Cindy Gilroy – Completed survey
Miah Sarowar – Did not complete survey



QUESTION 1

Should the City of Winnipeg demonstrate leadership in protecting the environment, reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change?

Absolutely should Should Indifferent Should not Definitely should not
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy


How will your commitment be reflected in the operating and/or capital budgets?

  • Josh Brandon: I work towards a comprehensive climate change action plan with targets and timelines for achieve real reduction in greenhouse gases both on a corporate and community wide level. This should include emission reductions in buildings, landfills and other operations as well as strategic investments in transit and active transportation infrastructure.
  • Cindy Gilroy: I am committed to using all aspects of city services to find ways to adapt to climate change including electric buses, city wide composting, green retrofit on city buildings, and investments in active transportation


QUESTION 2

How important do you think public transit will be to Winnipeg’s ability to meet the 2030 and 2050 emissions targets set out in Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 3

Will you work with the Office of Sustainability to ensure the adoption and implementation of the new Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Will work hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work with Will oppose
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

How will this be reflected in city budgets?

  • Josh Brandon: In developing operating budgets, every department should make an analysis of how its operations will meet the goals set out in the Climate Action Plan.
  • Cindy Gilroy: I think that when we produce budgets we have to look at them from a climate lens. We need to provide every opportunity to help the city and citizens to make choices that reflect the dire situation we face.


QUESTION 4

Will you support policies and funding that will reduce the number of cars on the road?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

If so, where will the funding come from?

  • Josh Brandon: No further response
  • Cindy Gilroy: Funding will come from general revenue, property taxes and I see a opportunity to use growth fees to supply needed funding.


QUESTION 5

Are you committed to the reestablishment of electrified transit in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

If so, how will such a commitment be reflected in city budgets?

  • Josh Brandon: Electric buses should be priorities when phasing out old buses or expanding the fleet. The city should establish a pay as you save type reserve fund to fund the additional cost of new electric buses based on saving in fuel and maintenance. 
  • Cindy Gilroy: Well I think we need to provide funding for some buses and we have to provide the network to supply the mechanisms to grow it moving forward.


QUESTION 6

Will you advocate for fully subsidized public transit?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 7

Do you agree with the following statement? “Increasing transit ridership can contribute to a reduction of other municipal expenditures.”

Yes No
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 8

Will you commit to completing the downtown protected bike lane network?

Yes No
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 9

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

Yes No
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 10

Will you support city investment in community gardens?

Yes No
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 11

Will you enact policies that reduce our city’s consumption of natural gas, specifically in new and retrofitted buildings?

Will prioritize highly Will prioritize moderately Indifferent Will not prioritize Will oppose
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 12

How important is it that Winnipeg meets its emission reduction goals, once they are set?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 13

Will you advocate for policies to limit suburbanization (urban sprawl)?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

If yes, how will these policies be reflected in city budget?

  • Josh Brandon: I support expanded development fees as well as increasing the proportion of automobile infrastructure that is paid through automobile generated fees and taxes.
  • Cindy Gilroy: The introduction of the growth fee, development along major corridors, using TIF, density bonuses and inclusionary zoning to promote housing in the inner city.


QUESTION 14

Will you promote Indigenous leadership in city planning?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 15

Will you build more water fountains in public spaces?

Yes No
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 16

How great a priority is it for the city to update its water treatment plants to stop releasing untreated water into our rivers and lakes?

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent A minor priority Not a priority at all
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

How would you raise revenue to deal with the issue?

  • Josh Brandon: Winnipeg should reduce the growing administrative levy that currently removes $30 million from water and waste and dedicate these funds towards improving our water and waste water infrastructure.
  • Cindy Gilroy: No further response


QUESTION 17

Will you commit to supporting the development of a greenway and parks master plan?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 18

The Parks and Urban Forestry budget has effectively been eliminated over the last decade despite a dedicated 4.8% allocation in the budget. All of this in the face in a battle against Dutch Elm Disease and the impending Emerald Ash Borer. Recognizing the importance of Winnipeg’s tree canopy to the city’s resilience to extreme heat driven by climate change, will you restore funding to ensure proper tree care?

Yes No
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 19

Will you advocate for curbside compost pickup?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

How would you raise revenue to fund this project?

  • Josh Brandon: Compost collection should be paid through general revenue, rather than through a regressive fee on water bills. 
  • Cindy Gilroy: No further response


QUESTION 20

Do you support reforming the municipal building code to mandate more sustainable buildings?

Yes No
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 21

Do you think there is a litter problem in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 22

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

Yes No
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 23

Many cities worldwide, and many cities larger than Winnipeg, have divested funds to a) support a global transition away from fossil fuels and b) to hedge public funds away from increasingly risky institutional investments. Will you explore the possibility of divesting Winnipeg’s investment holding from the fossil fuel industry?

Yes and will work to generate support Yes Indifferent No Will oppose
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 24

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

Yes No
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 25

Are you willing to include green and fair budgeting principles that incorporate polluter pay and mobility pricing for motor vehicles, credits for lower income people, enhancements to a more affordable public transit and active transportation alternatives?

Yes No
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 26

Will you work towards making Winnipeg more resilient to climate-related crisis such as flash-floods, prolonged drought and heat waves?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 27

Do you support a municipal declaration recognizing citizen’s rights to a healthy environment?

Yes No
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 28

What is the level of threat we are facing due to climate change?

One of the biggest threats we as a society face It is an important issue Indifferent It is not a major issue Climate change is not real
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 29

Globally poor and marginalized communities are least able to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Do you recognize socio-economic inequality as an environmental issue?

Yes No
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 30

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 found of funding from the Investing in Canada Plan (or other Federal cost share programs)?

Yes No
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 31

If you support the creation of a package of walking and cycling infrastructure priority projects worth less than $100 million, what level of funding would you support?

$20-$40 million $40-$60 million $60-$80 million $80-$100 million More than $100 million Do not support
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 32

Given the calls at a Federal level to revisit TransCanada’s cancelled EnergyEast pipeline project, will you oppose it to keep Winnipeg’s water supply safe?

Yes No
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 33

Vision Zero began as a Swedish road safety initiative in 1997. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. Human life and health are paramount values and can never be exchanged for other benefits within society. In Canada, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Surrey have adopted Vision Zero or initiated safety plans based on Vision Zero principles. To improve the viability of active transportation, will you support the adoption of a Vision Zero Policy for Winnipeg and push for the creation of a Road Safety Strategy based on Vision Zero principles?

Yes No
Kevin Nichols
Ken St. George

 



QUESTION 34

The wastewater upgrades for the city of Winnipeg are the most expensive projects ever undertaken, and the health of Lake Winnipeg is at stake. We must be leaders on water protection if we are going to save Lake Winnipeg. The required upgrades for the North End treatment plant haven’t started even though an environmental order was issued for them 15 years ago. Winnipeg is releasing too much water pollution into our rivers and lakes, yet previous city administrators have ducked responsibility to fix the problem.

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent Not a priority Would oppose
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 



QUESTION 35

How much of a role can municipal governments play in transitioning to a low-carbon economy?

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent Not a priority Would oppose
Josh Brandon
Cindy Gilroy

 

Elmwood-East Kildonan

Robb Massey – Completed survey
Jason Schreyer – Did not complete survey



QUESTION 1

Should the City of Winnipeg demonstrate leadership in protecting the environment, reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change?

Absolutely should Should Indifferent Should not Definitely should not
Robb Massey


How will your commitment be reflected in the operating and/or capital budgets?

  • Robb Massey:  By setting a priority on effective and affordable transit we can reduce the need for families to use personal vehicles. In line with this is ensuring that Rapid Transit serves the high density neighbourhoods like Chalmers and the businesses on Nairn Avenue.I would also ensure that we continue to plan major road works to account for active transportation in the planning process and not as an afterthought.


QUESTION 2

How important do you think public transit will be to Winnipeg’s ability to meet the 2030 and 2050 emissions targets set out in Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 3

Will you work with the Office of Sustainability to ensure the adoption and implementation of the new Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Will work hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work with Will oppose
Robb Massey

How will this be reflected in city budgets?

  • Robb Massey: Ensuring that we continue to protect and sustain our urban forest.Priority on projects that increase the walkability of our own neighbourhoods. This starts with safety. When we can feel safe to walk our streets again we will have more opportunities and desire to sustain the natural beauty we live with in. Other priorities include beautification, active transportation and home renovation incentives.Access to better food is a critical need in Elmwood-EK. I will support implementation of a City of Winnipeg Agricultural and Food Strategy.


QUESTION 4

Will you support policies and funding that will reduce the number of cars on the road?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Robb Massey

If so, where will the funding come from?

  • Robb Massey: I support the choice that families make to live near downtown and would like to have fewer personal vehicles (or none). Rather than frustrating car drivers, I support the increased effectiveness and affordability of transit and other alternative forms of transportation.Funding for this could come from Research & Development. Rather than getting wifi on buses, we could increase frequency at times that allow shift workers to also rely on transit.


QUESTION 5

Are you committed to the reestablishment of electrified transit in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Robb Massey

If so, how will such a commitment be reflected in city budgets?

  • Robb Massey: I would need to see how we could do this in a financially sustainable manner. It makes sense to grow our environmental sustainability in a way that does not make transit unaffordable for those who need it now.I do not oppose electrified transit, but I would prioritize effective and affordable transit.


QUESTION 6

Will you advocate for fully subsidized public transit?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 7

Do you agree with the following statement? “Increasing transit ridership can contribute to a reduction of other municipal expenditures.”

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 8

Will you commit to completing the downtown protected bike lane network?

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 9

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

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 10

Will you support city investment in community gardens?

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 11

Phosphorus from Winnipeg’s water treatment plant is a small portion of the problem faced by Lake Winnipeg. Will you work collaboratively with all relevant jurisdictions and levels of government to protect Lake Winnipeg?

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 12

Will you enact policies that reduce our city’s consumption of natural gas specifically in new and retrofitted buildings?

Will prioritize highly Will prioritize moderately Indifferent Will not prioritize Will oppose
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 13

How important is it that Winnipeg meets its emission reduction goals, once they are set?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 14

Will you advocate for policies to limit suburbanization (urban sprawl)?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Robb Massey

If yes, how will these policies be reflected in city budget?

  • Robb Massey: I strongly believe that we need a strong core which includes investing in our mature neighbourhoods (like much of Elmwood-EK). This includes incentives for renovations done by home owners, ensuring that infill housing is improving our neighbourhoods and improving the walkability of mature neighbourhoods.Healthy mature neighbourhoods is key to sustainable growth into the suburbs. Unhealthy mature neighbourhoods threatens the sustainability of Winnipeg’s growth. 


QUESTION 15

Will you promote Indigenous leadership in city planning?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 16

Will you build more water fountains in public spaces?

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 17

How great a priority is it for the city to update its water treatment plants to stop releasing untreated water into our rivers and lakes?

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Important Slightly important Not important at all
Robb Massey

How would you raise revenue to deal with the issue?

  • Robb Massey: I would ensure that sewer and water revenue is used for this purpose. 


QUESTION 18

Will you commit to supporting the development of a greenway and parks master plan?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 19

The Parks and Urban Forestry budget has effectively been eliminated over the last decade despite a dedicated 4.8% allocation in the budget. All of this in the face in a battle against Dutch Elm Disease and the impending Emerald Ash Borer. Recognizing the importance of Winnipeg’s tree canopy to the city’s resilience to extreme heat driven by climate change, will you restore funding to ensure proper tree care?

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 20

Will you advocate for curbside compost pickup?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Robb Massey

How would you raise revenue to fund this project?

  • Robb Massey: No further response


QUESTION 21

Do you support reforming the municipal building code to mandate more sustainable buildings?

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 22

Do you think there is a litter problem in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 23

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

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 24

Many cities worldwide, and many cities larger than Winnipeg, have divested funds to a) support a global transition away from fossil fuels and b) to hedge public funds away from increasingly risky institutional investments. Will you explore the possibility of divesting Winnipeg’s investment holding from the fossil fuel industry?

Yes and will work hard to generate support Yes Indifferent No Will oppose
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 25

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

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 26

Are you willing to include green and fair budgeting principles that incorporate polluter pay and mobility pricing for motor vehicles, credits for lower income people, enhancements to a more affordable public transit and active transportation alternatives?

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 27

Will you work towards making Winnipeg more resilient to climate-related crisis such as flash-floods, prolonged drought and heat waves?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 28

Do you support a municipal declaration recognizing citizen’s rights to a healthy environment?

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 29

What is the level of threat we are facing due to climate change?

One of the biggest threats we as a society face It is an important issue Indifferent It is not a major issue Climate change is not real
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 30

Globally poor and marginalized communities are least able to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Do you recognize socio-economic inequality as an environmental issue?

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 31

Will you commit to exploring possibilities for reducing commercial and retail food waste?

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 32

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 found of funding from the Investing in Canada Plan (or other Federal cost share programs)?

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 33

If you support the creation of a package of walking and cycling infrastructure priority projects worth less than $100 million, what level of funding would you support?

$20-$40 million $40-$60 million $60-$80 million $80-$100 million More than $100 million Do not support
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 34

Given the calls at a Federal level to revisit TransCanada’s cancelled EnergyEast pipeline project, will you oppose it to keep Winnipeg’s water supply safe?

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 35

Vision Zero began as a Swedish road safety initiative in 1997. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. Human life and health are paramount values and can never be exchanged for other benefits within society. In Canada, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Surrey have adopted Vision Zero or initiated safety plans based on Vision Zero principles. To improve the viability of active transportation, will you support the adoption of a Vision Zero Policy for Winnipeg and push for the creation of a Road Safety Strategy based on Vision Zero principles?

Yes No
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 36

The wastewater upgrades for the city of Winnipeg are the most expensive projects ever undertaken, and the health of Lake Winnipeg is at stake. We must be leaders on water protection if we are going to save Lake Winnipeg. The required upgrades for the North End treatment plant haven’t started even though an environmental order was issued for them 15 years ago. Winnipeg is releasing too much water pollution into our rivers and lakes, yet previous city administrators have ducked responsibility to fix the problem.

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent Not a priority Would oppose
Robb Massey

 



QUESTION 37

How much of a role can municipal governments play in transitioning to a low-carbon economy?

A major role Somewhat of a role A slight role No role No need to transition
Robb Massey

 

Mynarski

Ross Eadie – Completed survey
Michael Wiens – Did not complete survey
Greg Littlejohn – Did not complete survey



QUESTION 1

Should the City of Winnipeg demonstrate leadership in protecting the environment, reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change?

Absolutely should Should Indifferent Should not Definitely should not
Ross Eadie


How will your commitment be reflected in the operating and/or capital budgets?

  • Robb Massey:  In the last term, Councillor Wyatt and I moved a motion to establish a city entity to install solar power facilties on our old dump sites and other open space that is undevelopable. Bowman shut it down. The investment the city made in such an entity would create jobs while supply the city with cleaner energy. Since elected in 2010, I have continually asked Winnipeg Transit why we are not investing in New Flyer’s battery electric buses. The time for studying the “20” bus route is over. Let us get on with the investments required for our wheel moving buses. We can promote electric vehicles by investing in quick charge stations which are not being invested in by the private sector. The city must move into commercial and industrial compost collection.


QUESTION 2

How important do you think public transit will be to Winnipeg’s ability to meet the 2030 and 2050 emissions targets set out in Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Ross Eadie

 



QUESTION 3

Will you work with the Office of Sustainability to ensure the adoption and implementation of the new Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Will work hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work with Will oppose
Ross Eadie

How will this be reflected in city budgets?

  • Ross Eadie: I put indifferent for a couple of reasons: how reductions in green house gases gets paid for is veery important, and will this office actually listen to me. Working with an office is a two way commitment for each councillor along with all of us as a Council, not just mayor.


QUESTION 4

Will you support policies and funding that will reduce the number of cars on the road?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Ross Eadie

If so, where will the funding come from?

  • Ross Eadie: Not the question I am going to answer here. the question is will I support efforts to get more electric powered behicles on the road. In today’s society and family life, one and a family needs a motor vehicle. I’m not riding a tandom bike to get my kid to a hockey practice or game. Nor can one find a bus route that will serve instead. Couldn’t do it for my boys playing soccer. You need to change the foot print of Winnipeg, and the likelihood of that happening is not on. If you can change the dream of life in Winnipeg, you can have success. However, there is a diversity in expectations of life.

QUESTION 5

Are you committed to the reestablishment of electrified transit in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Ross Eadie

If so, how will such a commitment be reflected in city budgets?

  • Ross EadieWe need to build a new north transit garage somewhere on the east side of the city and move out of the way for a north district police station. Capital budgets exist for at least the police station. North transit garage is in need of replacement, but Winnipeg Transit has not budgeted for it in their capital program. I will push for such a thing. The new garage will have the facilities to charge these buses. I will work with others who support the electric buses to find funding from other levels of government besides fitting something into the city’s budget.


QUESTION 6

Will you advocate for fully subsidized public transit?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 7

Do you agree with the following statement? “Increasing transit ridership can contribute to a reduction of other municipal expenditures.”

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 8

Will you commit to completing the downtown protected bike lane network?

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 9

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

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 10

Will you support city investment in community gardens?

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 11

Phosphorus from Winnipeg’s water treatment plant is a small portion of the problem faced by Lake Winnipeg. Will you work collaboratively with all relevant jurisdictions and levels of government to protect Lake Winnipeg?

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 12

Will you enact policies that reduce our city’s consumption of natural gas specifically in new and retrofitted buildings?

Will prioritize highly Will prioritize moderately Indifferent Will not prioritize Will oppose
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 13

How important is it that Winnipeg meets its emission reduction goals, once they are set?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 14

Will you advocate for policies to limit suburbanization (urban sprawl)?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Ross Eadie

If yes, how will these policies be reflected in city budget?

  • Ross Eadie: There will always be a requirement for urban and suburban homes because of the expectations of a diverse city.

QUESTION 15

Will you promote Indigenous leadership in city planning?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 16

Will you build more water fountains in public spaces?

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 17

How great a priority is it for the city to update its water treatment plants to stop releasing untreated water into our rivers and lakes?

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Important Slightly important Not important at all
Ross Eadie

How would you raise revenue to deal with the issue?

  • Ross EadieNo further comment

QUESTION 18

Will you commit to supporting the development of a greenway and parks master plan?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 19

The Parks and Urban Forestry budget has effectively been eliminated over the last decade despite a dedicated 4.8% allocation in the budget. All of this in the face in a battle against Dutch Elm Disease and the impending Emerald Ash Borer. Recognizing the importance of Winnipeg’s tree canopy to the city’s resilience to extreme heat driven by climate change, will you restore funding to ensure proper tree care?

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 20

Will you advocate for curbside compost pickup?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Ross Eadie

How would you raise revenue to fund this project?

  • Ross Eadiein a progressive way. Not they way it was proposed before I moved a motion to prevent a fixed charge on every household. The review of our solid waste plan was the result of my motion. There is an ability to make the funding progressive through the utilization of two huge city databases which Is too detailed for me to do on this survey which already took longer than I have.

QUESTION 21

Do you support reforming the municipal building code to mandate more sustainable buildings?

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 22

Do you think there is a litter problem in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 23

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

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 24

Many cities worldwide, and many cities larger than Winnipeg, have divested funds to a) support a global transition away from fossil fuels and b) to hedge public funds away from increasingly risky institutional investments. Will you explore the possibility of divesting Winnipeg’s investment holding from the fossil fuel industry?

Yes and will work hard to generate support Yes Indifferent No Will oppose
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 25

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

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 26

Are you willing to include green and fair budgeting principles that incorporate polluter pay and mobility pricing for motor vehicles, credits for lower income people, enhancements to a more affordable public transit and active transportation alternatives?

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 27

Will you work towards making Winnipeg more resilient to climate-related crisis such as flash-floods, prolonged drought and heat waves?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 28

Do you support a municipal declaration recognizing citizen’s rights to a healthy environment?

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 29

What is the level of threat we are facing due to climate change?

One of the biggest threats we as a society face It is an important issue Indifferent It is not a major issue Climate change is not real
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 30

Globally poor and marginalized communities are least able to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Do you recognize socio-economic inequality as an environmental issue?

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 31

Will you commit to exploring possibilities for reducing commercial and retail food waste?

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 32

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 found of funding from the Investing in Canada Plan (or other Federal cost share programs)?

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 33

If you support the creation of a package of walking and cycling infrastructure priority projects worth less than $100 million, what level of funding would you support?

$20-$40 million $40-$60 million $60-$80 million $80-$100 million More than $100 million Do not support
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 34

Given the calls at a Federal level to revisit TransCanada’s cancelled EnergyEast pipeline project, will you oppose it to keep Winnipeg’s water supply safe?

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 35

Vision Zero began as a Swedish road safety initiative in 1997. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. Human life and health are paramount values and can never be exchanged for other benefits within society. In Canada, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Surrey have adopted Vision Zero or initiated safety plans based on Vision Zero principles. To improve the viability of active transportation, will you support the adoption of a Vision Zero Policy for Winnipeg and push for the creation of a Road Safety Strategy based on Vision Zero principles?

Yes No
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 36

The wastewater upgrades for the city of Winnipeg are the most expensive projects ever undertaken, and the health of Lake Winnipeg is at stake. We must be leaders on water protection if we are going to save Lake Winnipeg. The required upgrades for the North End treatment plant haven’t started even though an environmental order was issued for them 15 years ago. Winnipeg is releasing too much water pollution into our rivers and lakes, yet previous city administrators have ducked responsibility to fix the problem.

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent Not a priority Would oppose
Ross Eadie

 


QUESTION 37

How much of a role can municipal governments play in transitioning to a low-carbon economy?

A major role Somewhat of a role A slight role No role No need to transition
Ross Eadie

 

North Kildonan

Andrew Podolecki – Completed survey
Jeff Browaty – Did not complete survey



QUESTION 1

Should the City of Winnipeg demonstrate leadership in protecting the environment, reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change?

Absolutely should Should Indifferent Should not Definitely should not
Andrew Podolecki


How will your commitment be reflected in the operating and/or capital budgets?

  • Andrew Podolecki: 
    • Electrifying our transit fleet at replace rate as a minimum.
    • Continue increasing our active transportation budget to ensure winnipeggers have multiple modes of transport that are green.


QUESTION 2

How important do you think public transit will be to Winnipeg’s ability to meet the 2030 and 2050 emissions targets set out in Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Andrew Podolecki

 



QUESTION 3

Will you work with the Office of Sustainability to ensure the adoption and implementation of the new Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Will work hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work with Will oppose
Andrew Podolecki

How will this be reflected in city budgets?

  • Andrew Podolecki: No further response


QUESTION 4

Will you support policies and funding that will reduce the number of cars on the road?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Andrew Podolecki

If so, where will the funding come from?

  • Andrew Podolecki: No further response

QUESTION 5

Are you committed to the reestablishment of electrified transit in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

If so, how will such a commitment be reflected in city budgets?

  • Andrew PodoleckiNo further response


QUESTION 6

Will you advocate for fully subsidized public transit?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 7

Do you agree with the following statement? “Increasing transit ridership can contribute to a reduction of other municipal expenditures.”

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 8

Will you commit to completing the downtown protected bike lane network?

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 9

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

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 10

Will you support city investment in community gardens?

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 11

Phosphorus from Winnipeg’s water treatment plant is a small portion of the problem faced by Lake Winnipeg. Will you work collaboratively with all relevant jurisdictions and levels of government to protect Lake Winnipeg?

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 12

Will you enact policies that reduce our city’s consumption of natural gas specifically in new and retrofitted buildings?

Will prioritize highly Will prioritize moderately Indifferent Will not prioritize Will oppose
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 13

How important is it that Winnipeg meets its emission reduction goals, once they are set?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 14

Will you advocate for policies to limit suburbanization (urban sprawl)?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Andrew Podolecki

If yes, how will these policies be reflected in city budget?

  • Andrew Podolecki: By re-writing zoning laws to encourage urban development and re-development. Use proven ideas that we see in other cities like Portland, Oregon to promote development diversity and urbanization.Use TIFs to help encourage residential and density development within the urban core.Encourage more TODs around Rapid Transit corridors.Explore the idea of tolls and suburban designed growth fees, and change neighbourhood planning to encourage more walkable, transit friendly neighbourhoods. 

QUESTION 15

Will you promote Indigenous leadership in city planning?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 16

Will you build more water fountains in public spaces?

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 17

How great a priority is it for the city to update its water treatment plants to stop releasing untreated water into our rivers and lakes?

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Important Slightly important Not important at all
Andrew Podolecki:

How would you raise revenue to deal with the issue?

  • Andrew Podolecki: Stop the city from raiding the Water & Sewage budget, use the revenues raised from Water Bills to actually upkeep and expand our services as originally intended.

QUESTION 18

Will you commit to supporting the development of a greenway and parks master plan?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 19

The Parks and Urban Forestry budget has effectively been eliminated over the last decade despite a dedicated 4.8% allocation in the budget. All of this in the face in a battle against Dutch Elm Disease and the impending Emerald Ash Borer. Recognizing the importance of Winnipeg’s tree canopy to the city’s resilience to extreme heat driven by climate change, will you restore funding to ensure proper tree care?

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 20

Will you advocate for curbside compost pickup?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Andrew Podolecki

How would you raise revenue to fund this project?

  • Andrew Podolecki: through property-taxes and possible bottle deposit fee program similar to that used in Quebec.

QUESTION 21

Do you support reforming the municipal building code to mandate more sustainable buildings?

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 22

Do you think there is a litter problem in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 23

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

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 24

Many cities worldwide, and many cities larger than Winnipeg, have divested funds to a) support a global transition away from fossil fuels and b) to hedge public funds away from increasingly risky institutional investments. Will you explore the possibility of divesting Winnipeg’s investment holding from the fossil fuel industry?

Yes and will work hard to generate support Yes Indifferent No Will oppose
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 25

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

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 26

Are you willing to include green and fair budgeting principles that incorporate polluter pay and mobility pricing for motor vehicles, credits for lower income people, enhancements to a more affordable public transit and active transportation alternatives?

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 27

Will you work towards making Winnipeg more resilient to climate-related crisis such as flash-floods, prolonged drought and heat waves?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 28

Do you support a municipal declaration recognizing citizen’s rights to a healthy environment?

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 29

What is the level of threat we are facing due to climate change?

One of the biggest threats we as a society face It is an important issue Indifferent It is not a major issue Climate change is not real
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 30

Globally poor and marginalized communities are least able to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Do you recognize socio-economic inequality as an environmental issue?

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 31

Will you commit to exploring possibilities for reducing commercial and retail food waste?

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 32

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 found of funding from the Investing in Canada Plan (or other Federal cost share programs)?

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 33

If you support the creation of a package of walking and cycling infrastructure priority projects worth less than $100 million, what level of funding would you support?

$20-$40 million $40-$60 million $60-$80 million $80-$100 million More than $100 million Do not support
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 34

Given the calls at a Federal level to revisit TransCanada’s cancelled EnergyEast pipeline project, will you oppose it to keep Winnipeg’s water supply safe?

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 35

Vision Zero began as a Swedish road safety initiative in 1997. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. Human life and health are paramount values and can never be exchanged for other benefits within society. In Canada, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Surrey have adopted Vision Zero or initiated safety plans based on Vision Zero principles. To improve the viability of active transportation, will you support the adoption of a Vision Zero Policy for Winnipeg and push for the creation of a Road Safety Strategy based on Vision Zero principles?

Yes No
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 36

The wastewater upgrades for the city of Winnipeg are the most expensive projects ever undertaken, and the health of Lake Winnipeg is at stake. We must be leaders on water protection if we are going to save Lake Winnipeg. The required upgrades for the North End treatment plant haven’t started even though an environmental order was issued for them 15 years ago. Winnipeg is releasing too much water pollution into our rivers and lakes, yet previous city administrators have ducked responsibility to fix the problem.

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent Not a priority Would oppose
Andrew Podolecki

 


QUESTION 37

How much of a role can municipal governments play in transitioning to a low-carbon economy?

A major role Somewhat of a role A slight role No role No need to transition
Andrew Podolecki

 

Old Kildonan

Brad Gross – Completed survey
Devi Sharma – Did not complete survey
Kaur Sidhu – Did not complete survey



QUESTION 1

Should the City of Winnipeg demonstrate leadership in protecting the environment, reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change?

Absolutely should Should Indifferent Should not Definitely should not
Brad Gross


How will your commitment be reflected in the operating and/or capital budgets?

  • Brad Gross: common sense


QUESTION 2

How important do you think public transit will be to Winnipeg’s ability to meet the 2030 and 2050 emissions targets set out in Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 3

Will you work with the Office of Sustainability to ensure the adoption and implementation of the new Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Will work hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work with Will oppose
Brad Gross

How will this be reflected in city budgets?

  • Brad Gross: No further response


QUESTION 4

Will you support policies and funding that will reduce the number of cars on the road?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Brad Gross

If so, where will the funding come from?

  • Brad Gross: No further response

QUESTION 5

Are you committed to the reestablishment of electrified transit in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Brad Gross

If so, how will such a commitment be reflected in city budgets?

  • Brad GrossNo further response



QUESTION 6

Will you advocate for fully subsidized public transit?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Brad Gross

 


QUESTION 7

Do you agree with the following statement? “Increasing transit ridership can contribute to a reduction of other municipal expenditures.”

Yes No
Brad Gross

 


QUESTION 8

Will you commit to completing the downtown protected bike lane network?

Yes No
Brad Gross

 


QUESTION 9

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

Yes No
Brad Gross

 


QUESTION 10

Will you support city investment in community gardens?

Yes No
Brad Gross

 


QUESTION 11

Phosphorus from Winnipeg’s water treatment plant is a small portion of the problem faced by Lake Winnipeg. Will you work collaboratively with all relevant jurisdictions and levels of government to protect Lake Winnipeg?

Yes No
Brad Gross

 


QUESTION 12

Will you enact policies that reduce our city’s consumption of natural gas specifically in new and retrofitted buildings?

Will prioritize highly Will prioritize moderately Indifferent Will not prioritize Will oppose
Brad Gross

 


QUESTION 13

How important is it that Winnipeg meets its emission reduction goals, once they are set?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 14

Will you advocate for policies to limit suburbanization (urban sprawl)?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Brad Gross

If yes, how will these policies be reflected in city budget?

  • Brad Gross: No further response 


QUESTION 15

Will you promote Indigenous leadership in city planning?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 16

Will you build more water fountains in public spaces?

Yes No
Brad Gross

 


QUESTION 17

How great a priority is it for the city to update its water treatment plants to stop releasing untreated water into our rivers and lakes?

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Important Slightly important Not important at all
Brad Gross

How would you raise revenue to deal with the issue?

  • Brad Gross: No further response

QUESTION 18

Will you commit to supporting the development of a greenway and parks master plan?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Brad Gross

 


QUESTION 19

The Parks and Urban Forestry budget has effectively been eliminated over the last decade despite a dedicated 4.8% allocation in the budget. All of this in the face in a battle against Dutch Elm Disease and the impending Emerald Ash Borer. Recognizing the importance of Winnipeg’s tree canopy to the city’s resilience to extreme heat driven by climate change, will you restore funding to ensure proper tree care?

Yes No
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 20

Will you advocate for curbside compost pickup?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Brad Gross

How would you raise revenue to fund this project?

  • Brad Gross: No further response


QUESTION 21

Do you support reforming the municipal building code to mandate more sustainable buildings?

Yes No
Brad Gross

 


QUESTION 22

Do you think there is a litter problem in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 23

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

Yes No
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 24

Many cities worldwide, and many cities larger than Winnipeg, have divested funds to a) support a global transition away from fossil fuels and b) to hedge public funds away from increasingly risky institutional investments. Will you explore the possibility of divesting Winnipeg’s investment holding from the fossil fuel industry?

Yes and will work hard to generate support Yes Indifferent No Will oppose
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 25

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

Yes No
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 26

Are you willing to include green and fair budgeting principles that incorporate polluter pay and mobility pricing for motor vehicles, credits for lower income people, enhancements to a more affordable public transit and active transportation alternatives?

Yes No
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 27

Will you work towards making Winnipeg more resilient to climate-related crisis such as flash-floods, prolonged drought and heat waves?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Brad Gross

 


QUESTION 28

Do you support a municipal declaration recognizing citizen’s rights to a healthy environment?

Yes No
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 29

What is the level of threat we are facing due to climate change?

One of the biggest threats we as a society face It is an important issue Indifferent It is not a major issue Climate change is not real
Brad Gross

 


QUESTION 30

Globally poor and marginalized communities are least able to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Do you recognize socio-economic inequality as an environmental issue?

Yes No
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 31

Will you commit to exploring possibilities for reducing commercial and retail food waste?

Yes No
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 32

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 found of funding from the Investing in Canada Plan (or other Federal cost share programs)?

Yes No
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 33

If you support the creation of a package of walking and cycling infrastructure priority projects worth less than $100 million, what level of funding would you support?

$20-$40 million $40-$60 million $60-$80 million $80-$100 million More than $100 million Do not support
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 34

Given the calls at a Federal level to revisit TransCanada’s cancelled EnergyEast pipeline project, will you oppose it to keep Winnipeg’s water supply safe?

Yes No
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 35

Vision Zero began as a Swedish road safety initiative in 1997. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. Human life and health are paramount values and can never be exchanged for other benefits within society. In Canada, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Surrey have adopted Vision Zero or initiated safety plans based on Vision Zero principles. To improve the viability of active transportation, will you support the adoption of a Vision Zero Policy for Winnipeg and push for the creation of a Road Safety Strategy based on Vision Zero principles?

Yes No
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 36

The wastewater upgrades for the city of Winnipeg are the most expensive projects ever undertaken, and the health of Lake Winnipeg is at stake. We must be leaders on water protection if we are going to save Lake Winnipeg. The required upgrades for the North End treatment plant haven’t started even though an environmental order was issued for them 15 years ago. Winnipeg is releasing too much water pollution into our rivers and lakes, yet previous city administrators have ducked responsibility to fix the problem.

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent Not a priority Would oppose
Brad Gross

 



QUESTION 37

How much of a role can municipal governments play in transitioning to a low-carbon economy?

A major role Somewhat of a role A slight role No role No need to transition
Brad Gross

 

Point Douglas

Kevin Nichols – Completed survey
Ken St. George – Completed survey
Kevin Klein – Did not complete survey
Grant Nordman – Did not complete survey



QUESTION 1

Should the City of Winnipeg demonstrate leadership in protecting the environment, reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change?

Absolutely should Should Indifferent Should not Definitely should not
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos


How will your commitment be reflected in the operating and/or capital budgets?

  • Kate Sjoberg: I’ll push for greater funding for public transportation, active transportation, and a composting program.I’ll continue to push for transit oriented development, and urban development planning policy that makes the best use of our resources. I’m impressed with the Zero Emissions Building Framework in Toronto, and I’d like to explore what a similar program would look like here in Winnipeg.
  • Vivian Santos: No further response


QUESTION 2

How important do you think public transit will be to Winnipeg’s ability to meet the 2030 and 2050 emissions targets set out in Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 3

Will you work with the Office of Sustainability to ensure the adoption and implementation of the new Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Will work hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work with Will oppose
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

How will this be reflected in city budgets?

  • Kate Sjoberg: Increased support for the office
  • Vivian Santos: No further response


QUESTION 4

Will you support policies and funding that will reduce the number of cars on the road?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

If so, where will the funding come from?

  • Kate Sjoberg: We need other levels of government to support public transportation in Winnipeg. I will support lobbying efforts on this file. However, I believe there is room in the City of Winnipeg’s budget for increased support. I also see that there are low cost ways of encouraging this direction- such as supporting the ongoing expansion of Peg City Car coop.
  • Vivian Santos: Actually, my response isn’t yes or not. I’d like to learn more.


QUESTION 5

Are you committed to the reestablishment of electrified transit in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

If so, how will such a commitment be reflected in city budgets?

  • Kate Sjoberg: No further response
  • Vivian Santos: No further response


QUESTION 6

Will you advocate for fully subsidized public transit?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 7

Do you agree with the following statement? “Increasing transit ridership can contribute to a reduction of other municipal expenditures.”

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 8

Will you commit to completing the downtown protected bike lane network?

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 9

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

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 10

Will you support city investment in community gardens?

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 11

Phosphorus from Winnipeg’s water treatment plants is a small portion of the problem faced by Lake Winnipeg. Will you work collaboratively with all relevant jurisdictions and levels of government to protect Lake Winnipeg?

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 12

Will you enact policies that reduce our city’s consumption of natural gas, specifically in new and retrofitted buildings?

Will prioritize highly Will prioritize moderately Indifferent Will not prioritize Will oppose
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 13

How important is it that Winnipeg meets its emission reduction goals, once they are set?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 14

Will you advocate for policies to limit suburbanization (urban sprawl)?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

If yes, how will these policies be reflected in city budget?

  • Kate Sjoberg: No further response
  • Vivian Santos: No further response


QUESTION 15

Will you promote Indigenous leadership in city planning?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 16

Will you build more water fountains in public spaces?

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 17

How great a priority is it for the city to update its water treatment plants to stop releasing untreated water into our rivers and lakes?

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent A minor priority Not a priority at all
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

How would you raise revenue to deal with the issue?

  • Kate Sjoberg: No further response
  • Vivian Santos: No further response


QUESTION 18

Will you commit to supporting the development of a greenway and parks master plan?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 19

The Parks and Urban Forestry budget has effectively been eliminated over the last decade despite a dedicated 4.8% allocation in the budget. All of this in the face in a battle against Dutch Elm Disease and the impending Emerald Ash Borer. Recognizing the importance of Winnipeg’s tree canopy to the city’s resilience to extreme heat driven by climate change, will you restore funding to ensure proper tree care?

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 20

Will you advocate for curbside compost pickup?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

How would you raise revenue to fund this project?

  • Kate Sjoberg: No further response
  • Vivian Santos: No further response


QUESTION 21

Do you support reforming the municipal building code to mandate more sustainable buildings?

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 22

Do you think there is a litter problem in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 23

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

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 24

Many cities worldwide, and many cities larger than Winnipeg, have divested funds to a) support a global transition away from fossil fuels and b) to hedge public funds away from increasingly risky institutional investments. Will you explore the possibility of divesting Winnipeg’s investment holding from the fossil fuel industry?

Yes and will work to generate support Yes Indifferent No Will oppose
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 25

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

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 26

Are you willing to include green and fair budgeting principles that incorporate polluter pay and mobility pricing for motor vehicles, credits for lower income people, enhancements to a more affordable public transit and active transportation alternatives?

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 27

Will you work towards making Winnipeg more resilient to climate-related crisis such as flash-floods, prolonged drought and heat waves?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 28

Do you support a municipal declaration recognizing citizen’s rights to a healthy environment?

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 29

What is the level of threat we are facing due to climate change?

One of the biggest threats we as a society face It is an important issue Indifferent It is not a major issue Climate change is not real
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 30

Globally poor and marginalized communities are least able to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Do you recognize socio-economic inequality as an environmental issue?

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 31

Will you commit to exploring the possibilities for reducing commercial and retail food waste?

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 32

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 (or other Federal cost share programs)?

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 33

If you support the creation of a package of walking and cycling infrastructure priority projects worth less than $100 million, what level of funding would you support?

$20-$40 million $40-$60 million $60-$80 million $80-$100 million More than $100 million Do not support
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 34

Given the calls at a Federal level to revisit TransCanada’s cancelled EnergyEast pipeline project, will you oppose it to keep Winnipeg’s water supply safe?

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 35

Vision Zero began as a Swedish road safety initiative in 1997. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. Human life and health are paramount values and can never be exchanged for other benefits within society. In Canada, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Surrey have adopted Vision Zero or initiated safety plans based on Vision Zero principles. To improve the viability of active transportation, will you support the adoption of a Vision Zero Policy for Winnipeg and push for the creation of a Road Safety Strategy based on Vision Zero principles?

Yes No
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 36

The wastewater upgrades for the city of Winnipeg are the most expensive projects ever undertaken, and the health of Lake Winnipeg is at stake. We must be leaders on water protection if we are going to save Lake Winnipeg. The required upgrades for the North End treatment plant haven’t started even though an environmental order was issued for them 15 years ago. Winnipeg is releasing too much water pollution into our rivers and lakes, yet previous city administrators have ducked responsibility to fix the problem.

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent Not a priority Would oppose
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 



QUESTION 37

How much of a role can municipal governments play in transitioning to a low-carbon economy?

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent Not a priority Would oppose
Kate Sjoberg
Vivian Santos

 

 

River Heights - Fort Garry

John Orlikow – Completed survey
Garry Dale Lenko – Completed survey
Garth Steek – Did not complete survey



QUESTION 1

Should the City of Winnipeg demonstrate leadership in protecting the environment, reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change?

Absolutely should Should Indifferent Should not Definitely should not
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko


How will your commitment be reflected in the operating and/or capital budgets?

  • John Orlikow: Ideally this commitment would be reflected in future budgets by moving forward with the North End Treatment Plant upgrades, protecting and enhancing our forestry budget and additional funding for Winnipeg Transit.
  • Gary Dale Lenko: We need to reduce emissions, buy electric buses, negotiate with the province to obtain an escalating price on carbon, an end to fossil fuel expansion and a just transition for workers affected by our new zero-carbon economy. We need to implement land use policies and make transportation decisions that focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and that promote sustainable energy, water and natural resources for future generations. We must take action now and our budgets must reflect this commitment.


QUESTION 2

How important do you think public transit will be to Winnipeg’s ability to meet the 2030 and 2050 emissions targets set out in Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 3

Will you work with the Office of Sustainability to ensure the adoption and implementation of the new Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Will work hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work with Will oppose
John Orlikow
  Gary Dale Lenko

How will this be reflected in city budgets?

  • John Orlikow: No further response
  • Gary Dale Lenko: I would have to review the plan further and listen to all the engaged stakeholders to determine where and how much would be spent.


QUESTION 4

Will you support policies and funding that will reduce the number of cars on the road?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

If so, where will the funding come from?

  • John Orlikow: Funding will come from partnership with the federal government as well as energy savings as a result of improved energy efficiency of municipal buildings.
  • Gary Dale Lenko: Taxes, other levels of government


QUESTION 5

Are you committed to the reestablishment of electrified transit in Winnipeg?

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

If so, how will such a commitment be reflected in city budgets?

  • John Orlikow: I would focus first on investing in the present system while we forecast costs and timelines for re-establishing an electrified fleet, including new maintenance schedules and needs.
  • Gary Dale Lenko: I believe this capital funding should be a priority.


QUESTION 6

Will you advocate for fully subsidized public transit?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 7

Do you agree with the following statement? “Increasing transit ridership can contribute to a reduction of other municipal expenditures.”

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 8

Will you commit to completing the downtown protected bike lane network?

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 9

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

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 10

Will you support city investment in community gardens?

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 11

Phosphorus from Winnipeg’s water treatment plants is a small portion of the problem faced by Lake Winnipeg. Will you work collaboratively with all relevant jurisdictions and levels of government to protect Lake Winnipeg?

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 12

Will you enact policies that reduce our city’s consumption of natural gas, specifically in new and retrofitted buildings?

Will prioritize highly Will prioritize moderately Indifferent Will not prioritize Will oppose
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 13

How important is it that Winnipeg meets its emission reduction goals, once they are set?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 14

Will you advocate for policies to limit suburbanization (urban sprawl)?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

If yes, how will these policies be reflected in city budget?

  • John Orlikow: These policies will be represented through the forthcoming revised OurWinnipeg strategy as it will determine where the best opportunities for infill exist.
  • Gary Dale Lenko: Funding incentives for core area and appropriate in-fill development in all areas of the city, with a focus on areas that need affordable housing and major revitalization.


QUESTION 15

Will you promote Indigenous leadership in city planning?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 16

Will you build more water fountains in public spaces?

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 17

How great a priority is it for the city to update its water treatment plants to stop releasing untreated water into our rivers and lakes?

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent A minor priority Not a priority at all
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

How would you raise revenue to deal with the issue?

  • John Orlikow: No further response
  • Gary Dale Lenko: I would have to have access to further information to determine the best way to achieve the goal and work with the province to obtain increased funding.


QUESTION 18

Will you commit to supporting the development of a greenway and parks master plan?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 19

The Parks and Urban Forestry budget has effectively been eliminated over the last decade despite a dedicated 4.8% allocation in the budget. All of this in the face in a battle against Dutch Elm Disease and the impending Emerald Ash Borer. Recognizing the importance of Winnipeg’s tree canopy to the city’s resilience to extreme heat driven by climate change, will you restore funding to ensure proper tree care?

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 20

Will you advocate for curbside compost pickup?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

How would you raise revenue to fund this project?

  • John Orlikow: I would raise revenue through a progressive fee structure that encourages individuals to reduce waste through increased diversion of recyclables and organics from the waste stream with various charges for different types of waste. 
  • Gary Dale Lenko: I believe composting is great if you garden and/or are a homeowner, however, I am concerned with the collection costs and of this waste just sitting rotting in summer before it is collected. I think our tax dollars could better utilized. 



QUESTION 21

Do you support reforming the municipal building code to mandate more sustainable buildings?

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 22

Do you think there is a litter problem in Winnipeg?

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 23

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

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 24

Many cities worldwide, and many cities larger than Winnipeg, have divested funds to a) support a global transition away from fossil fuels and b) to hedge public funds away from increasingly risky institutional investments. Will you explore the possibility of divesting Winnipeg’s investment holding from the fossil fuel industry?

Yes and will work to generate support Yes Indifferent No Will oppose
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 25

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

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 26

Are you willing to include green and fair budgeting principles that incorporate polluter pay and mobility pricing for motor vehicles, credits for lower income people, enhancements to a more affordable public transit and active transportation alternatives?

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 27

Will you work towards making Winnipeg more resilient to climate-related crisis such as flash-floods, prolonged drought and heat waves?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 28

Do you support a municipal declaration recognizing citizen’s rights to a healthy environment?

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 29

What is the level of threat we are facing due to climate change?

One of the biggest threats we as a society face It is an important issue Indifferent It is not a major issue Climate change is not real
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 30

Globally poor and marginalized communities are least able to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Do you recognize socio-economic inequality as an environmental issue?

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 31

Will you commit to exploring the possibilities for reducing commercial and retail food waste?

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 32

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 (or other Federal cost share programs)?

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 33

If you support the creation of a package of walking and cycling infrastructure priority projects worth less than $100 million, what level of funding would you support?

$20-$40 million $40-$60 million $60-$80 million $80-$100 million More than $100 million Do not support
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 34

Given the calls at a Federal level to revisit TransCanada’s cancelled EnergyEast pipeline project, will you oppose it to keep Winnipeg’s water supply safe?

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 35

Vision Zero began as a Swedish road safety initiative in 1997. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. Human life and health are paramount values and can never be exchanged for other benefits within society. In Canada, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Surrey have adopted Vision Zero or initiated safety plans based on Vision Zero principles. To improve the viability of active transportation, will you support the adoption of a Vision Zero Policy for Winnipeg and push for the creation of a Road Safety Strategy based on Vision Zero principles?

Yes No
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 36

The wastewater upgrades for the city of Winnipeg are the most expensive projects ever undertaken, and the health of Lake Winnipeg is at stake. We must be leaders on water protection if we are going to save Lake Winnipeg. The required upgrades for the North End treatment plant haven’t started even though an environmental order was issued for them 15 years ago. Winnipeg is releasing too much water pollution into our rivers and lakes, yet previous city administrators have ducked responsibility to fix the problem.

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent Not a priority Would oppose
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 



QUESTION 37

How much of a role can municipal governments play in transitioning to a low-carbon economy?

A major role Somewhat of a role A slight role No role No need to transition
John Orlikow
Gary Dale Lenko

 

 

St. Boniface

Matt Allard – Completed survey



QUESTION 1

Should the City of Winnipeg demonstrate leadership in protecting the environment, reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change?

Absolutely should Should Indifferent Should not Definitely should not
Matt Allard


How will your commitment be reflected in the operating and/or capital budgets?

  • Matt Allard: No further comment


QUESTION 2

How important do you think public transit will be to Winnipeg’s ability to meet the 2030 and 2050 emissions targets set out in Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Matt Allard

 



QUESTION 3

Will you work with the Office of Sustainability to ensure the adoption and implementation of the new Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Will work hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work with Will oppose
Matt Allard

How will this be reflected in city budgets?

  • Matt Allard: No further response


QUESTION 4

Will you support policies and funding that will reduce the number of cars on the road?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Matt Allard

If so, where will the funding come from?

  • Matt Allard: No further response

QUESTION 5

Are you committed to the reestablishment of electrified transit in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Matt Allard

If so, how will such a commitment be reflected in city budgets?

  • Matt AllardI support electrification in the context of an overall expansion of our transit fleet and service as my top priority.


QUESTION 6

Will you advocate for fully subsidized public transit?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 7

Do you agree with the following statement? “Increasing transit ridership can contribute to a reduction of other municipal expenditures.”

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 8

Will you commit to completing the downtown protected bike lane network?

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 9

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

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 10

Will you support city investment in community gardens?

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 11

Phosphorus from Winnipeg’s water treatment plant is a small portion of the problem faced by Lake Winnipeg. Will you work collaboratively with all relevant jurisdictions and levels of government to protect Lake Winnipeg?

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 12

Will you enact policies that reduce our city’s consumption of natural gas specifically in new and retrofitted buildings?

Will prioritize highly Will prioritize moderately Indifferent Will not prioritize Will oppose
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 13

How important is it that Winnipeg meets its emission reduction goals, once they are set?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 14

Will you advocate for policies to limit suburbanization (urban sprawl)?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Matt Allard

If yes, how will these policies be reflected in city budget?

  • Matt Allard: I will advocate for my pro-infill and densification position, ensuring that growth is sustainable. 

QUESTION 15

Will you promote Indigenous leadership in city planning?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 16

Will you build more water fountains in public spaces?

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 17

How great a priority is it for the city to update its water treatment plants to stop releasing untreated water into our rivers and lakes?

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Important Slightly important Not important at all
Matt Allard

How would you raise revenue to deal with the issue?

  • Matt Allard: No further comment

QUESTION 18

Will you commit to supporting the development of a greenway and parks master plan?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 19

The Parks and Urban Forestry budget has effectively been eliminated over the last decade despite a dedicated 4.8% allocation in the budget. All of this in the face in a battle against Dutch Elm Disease and the impending Emerald Ash Borer. Recognizing the importance of Winnipeg’s tree canopy to the city’s resilience to extreme heat driven by climate change, will you restore funding to ensure proper tree care?

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 20

Will you advocate for curbside compost pickup?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Matt Allard

How would you raise revenue to fund this project?

  • Matt Allard: I proposed a pay as you throw, free recycling and organic pickup model last round of garbage contract discussions. I intend to pursue this again next time.

QUESTION 21

Do you support reforming the municipal building code to mandate more sustainable buildings?

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 22

Do you think there is a litter problem in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 23

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

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 24

Many cities worldwide, and many cities larger than Winnipeg, have divested funds to a) support a global transition away from fossil fuels and b) to hedge public funds away from increasingly risky institutional investments. Will you explore the possibility of divesting Winnipeg’s investment holding from the fossil fuel industry?

Yes and will work hard to generate support Yes Indifferent No Will oppose
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 25

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

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 26

Are you willing to include green and fair budgeting principles that incorporate polluter pay and mobility pricing for motor vehicles, credits for lower income people, enhancements to a more affordable public transit and active transportation alternatives?

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 27

Will you work towards making Winnipeg more resilient to climate-related crisis such as flash-floods, prolonged drought and heat waves?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 28

Do you support a municipal declaration recognizing citizen’s rights to a healthy environment?

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 29

What is the level of threat we are facing due to climate change?

One of the biggest threats we as a society face It is an important issue Indifferent It is not a major issue Climate change is not real
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 30

Globally poor and marginalized communities are least able to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Do you recognize socio-economic inequality as an environmental issue?

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 31

Will you commit to exploring possibilities for reducing commercial and retail food waste?

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 32

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 found of funding from the Investing in Canada Plan (or other Federal cost share programs)?

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 33

If you support the creation of a package of walking and cycling infrastructure priority projects worth less than $100 million, what level of funding would you support?

$20-$40 million $40-$60 million $60-$80 million $80-$100 million More than $100 million Do not support
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 34

Given the calls at a Federal level to revisit TransCanada’s cancelled EnergyEast pipeline project, will you oppose it to keep Winnipeg’s water supply safe?

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 35

Vision Zero began as a Swedish road safety initiative in 1997. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. Human life and health are paramount values and can never be exchanged for other benefits within society. In Canada, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Surrey have adopted Vision Zero or initiated safety plans based on Vision Zero principles. To improve the viability of active transportation, will you support the adoption of a Vision Zero Policy for Winnipeg and push for the creation of a Road Safety Strategy based on Vision Zero principles?

Yes No
Matt Allard

 


QUESTION 36

The wastewater upgrades for the city of Winnipeg are the most expensive projects ever undertaken, and the health of Lake Winnipeg is at stake. We must be leaders on water protection if we are going to save Lake Winnipeg. The required upgrades for the North End treatment plant haven’t started even though an environmental order was issued for them 15 years ago. Winnipeg is releasing too much water pollution into our rivers and lakes, yet previous city administrators have ducked responsibility to fix the problem.

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent Not a priority Would oppose
AMatt Allard

 


QUESTION 37

How much of a role can municipal governments play in transitioning to a low-carbon economy?

A major role Somewhat of a role A slight role No role No need to transition
Matt Allard

 

St. James

Kurt Morton – Completed survey
Scott Gillingham – Did not complete survey
Shawn Dobson – Did not complete survey



QUESTION 1

Should the City of Winnipeg demonstrate leadership in protecting the environment, reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change?

Absolutely should Should Indifferent Should not Definitely should not
Kurt Morton


How will your commitment be reflected in the operating and/or capital budgets?

  • Kurt Morton:Working to electrify Winnipeg Transit, rebuilding older buildings with new energy efficient buildings, building complete streets to make walking and biking more appealing


QUESTION 2

How important do you think public transit will be to Winnipeg’s ability to meet the 2030 and 2050 emissions targets set out in Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Kurt Morton

 



QUESTION 3

Will you work with the Office of Sustainability to ensure the adoption and implementation of the new Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Will work hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work with Will oppose
Kurt Morton

How will this be reflected in city budgets?

  • Kurt Morton: No further response


QUESTION 4

Will you support policies and funding that will reduce the number of cars on the road?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Kurt Morton

If so, where will the funding come from?

  • Kurt Morton:Working to restore 50/50 subsidy with Province for Transit to lower fares and increase service.

QUESTION 5

Are you committed to the reestablishment of electrified transit in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Kurt Morton

If so, how will such a commitment be reflected in city budgets?

  • Kurt Morton: Replacing our annual diesel bus purchases with electric buses.



QUESTION 6

Will you advocate for fully subsidized public transit?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 7

Do you agree with the following statement? “Increasing transit ridership can contribute to a reduction of other municipal expenditures.”

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 8

Will you commit to completing the downtown protected bike lane network?

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 9

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

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 10

Will you support city investment in community gardens?

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 11

Phosphorus from Winnipeg’s water treatment plant is a small portion of the problem faced by Lake Winnipeg. Will you work collaboratively with all relevant jurisdictions and levels of government to protect Lake Winnipeg?

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 12

Will you enact policies that reduce our city’s consumption of natural gas specifically in new and retrofitted buildings?

Will prioritize highly Will prioritize moderately Indifferent Will not prioritize Will oppose
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 13

How important is it that Winnipeg meets its emission reduction goals, once they are set?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 14

Will you advocate for policies to limit suburbanization (urban sprawl)?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Kurt Morton

If yes, how will these policies be reflected in city budget?

  • Kurt Morton: Removing parking minimums, charging growth fees only for greenfield developments, making developers pay higher cost share for new regional roads needed as part of development, changing zoning bylaws to allow for denser housing where appropriate

QUESTION 15

Will you promote Indigenous leadership in city planning?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 16

Will you build more water fountains in public spaces?

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 17

How great a priority is it for the city to update its water treatment plants to stop releasing untreated water into our rivers and lakes?

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Important Slightly important Not important at all
Kurt Morton

How would you raise revenue to deal with the issue?

  • Kurt Morton: Stop redirecting water and waste surpluses to general revenue

QUESTION 18

Will you commit to supporting the development of a greenway and parks master plan?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 19

The Parks and Urban Forestry budget has effectively been eliminated over the last decade despite a dedicated 4.8% allocation in the budget. All of this in the face in a battle against Dutch Elm Disease and the impending Emerald Ash Borer. Recognizing the importance of Winnipeg’s tree canopy to the city’s resilience to extreme heat driven by climate change, will you restore funding to ensure proper tree care?

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 20

Will you advocate for curbside compost pickup?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Kurt Morton

How would you raise revenue to fund this project?

  • Kurt Morton: Need to study cost benefits. Could possibly reduce garbage pickup to bi-weekly if green bin program successful enough. Can sell compost, can lower costs at Brady Landfill

QUESTION 21

Do you support reforming the municipal building code to mandate more sustainable buildings?

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 22

Do you think there is a litter problem in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 23

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

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 24

Many cities worldwide, and many cities larger than Winnipeg, have divested funds to a) support a global transition away from fossil fuels and b) to hedge public funds away from increasingly risky institutional investments. Will you explore the possibility of divesting Winnipeg’s investment holding from the fossil fuel industry?

Yes and will work hard to generate support Yes Indifferent No Will oppose
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 25

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

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 26

Are you willing to include green and fair budgeting principles that incorporate polluter pay and mobility pricing for motor vehicles, credits for lower income people, enhancements to a more affordable public transit and active transportation alternatives?

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 27

Will you work towards making Winnipeg more resilient to climate-related crisis such as flash-floods, prolonged drought and heat waves?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 28

Do you support a municipal declaration recognizing citizen’s rights to a healthy environment?

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 29

What is the level of threat we are facing due to climate change?

One of the biggest threats we as a society face It is an important issue Indifferent It is not a major issue Climate change is not real
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 30

Globally poor and marginalized communities are least able to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Do you recognize socio-economic inequality as an environmental issue?

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 31

Will you commit to exploring possibilities for reducing commercial and retail food waste?

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 32

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 found of funding from the Investing in Canada Plan (or other Federal cost share programs)?

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 33

If you support the creation of a package of walking and cycling infrastructure priority projects worth less than $100 million, what level of funding would you support?

$20-$40 million $40-$60 million $60-$80 million $80-$100 million More than $100 million Do not support
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 34

Given the calls at a Federal level to revisit TransCanada’s cancelled EnergyEast pipeline project, will you oppose it to keep Winnipeg’s water supply safe?

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 35

Vision Zero began as a Swedish road safety initiative in 1997. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. Human life and health are paramount values and can never be exchanged for other benefits within society. In Canada, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Surrey have adopted Vision Zero or initiated safety plans based on Vision Zero principles. To improve the viability of active transportation, will you support the adoption of a Vision Zero Policy for Winnipeg and push for the creation of a Road Safety Strategy based on Vision Zero principles?

Yes No
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 36

The wastewater upgrades for the city of Winnipeg are the most expensive projects ever undertaken, and the health of Lake Winnipeg is at stake. We must be leaders on water protection if we are going to save Lake Winnipeg. The required upgrades for the North End treatment plant haven’t started even though an environmental order was issued for them 15 years ago. Winnipeg is releasing too much water pollution into our rivers and lakes, yet previous city administrators have ducked responsibility to fix the problem.

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent Not a priority Would oppose
Kurt Morton

 


QUESTION 37

How much of a role can municipal governments play in transitioning to a low-carbon economy?

A major role Somewhat of a role A slight role No role No need to transition
Kurt Morton

 

St. Norbert - Seine River

Nikolas Joyal – Completed survey
Markus Chambers – Completed survey
Nancy Cooke – Did not complete survey
Chris Davis – Did not complete survey
Glenn Churchill – Did not complete survey
Maurice Yvon Williams – Did not complete survey



QUESTION 1

Should the City of Winnipeg demonstrate leadership in protecting the environment, reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change?

Absolutely should Should Indifferent Should not Definitely should not
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers


How will your commitment be reflected in the operating and/or capital budgets?

  • Nikolas Joyal: I am committed to improving both public transit and active transportation, allowing for the opportunity to reduce emissions from vehicles. Investing in our greenspaces and urban forests, in both old and new neighbourhoods, will demonstrate a commitment to being a literal green city.
  • Markus Chambers: There are several implementable actions the city can do to demonstrate leadership in the area of the environment. First, make a commitment to converting the fleet of diesel buses to electric buses within the next 5 years. Secondly, commit to increasing the amount of greenspace that developers must commit to from 10% 15%. Increasing bike and walking paths to encourage more active transportation should also be a key goal of the city. The only impact to the city budget is the cost of switching the fleet of vehicles to electric. This is something we can work with the provincial and federal governments and use the carbon tax revenue to address.


QUESTION 2

How important do you think public transit will be to Winnipeg’s ability to meet the 2030 and 2050 emissions targets set out in Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 3

Will you work with the Office of Sustainability to ensure the adoption and implementation of the new Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Will work hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work with Will oppose
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

How will this be reflected in city budgets?

  • Nikolas Joyal: It will likely be reflected in increased spending on transit and cycling infrastructure. Purchases and spending done by the city should take into account the environmental impacts and make an effort to choose options with the lowest impact.
  • Markus Chambers:I wold work with the Office of Sustainability to implement an action plan for the City of Winnipeg. I would also work with other stakeholders such as large property developers to consider LEED designs to their buildings and commitments to large greenspaces around their developments. I would also work with the city of Winnipeg Parks Department to make certain our existing parks and greenspaces are regularly maintained. Currently there is a major concern with Ash Trees in the city and the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle. We need to work with entomologists and arborist to make certain this beetle does not have a devastating effect on our ash tree population.


QUESTION 4

Will you support policies and funding that will reduce the number of cars on the road?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

If so, where will the funding come from?

  • Nikolas Joyal: The city must continue to lobby for support from both the federal and provincial government. The city should push for a portion of the Carbon Tax to be invested in transit or active transportation. The federal government also recently committed over $500 billion to be used solely on public transit, whether it is in the form of buying new buses, continuing the BRT network, or improving existing infrastructure.I would also like to the city implement a policy that mandates construction of active transportation infrastructure as part of all street repair.
  • Markus Chambers: Through transforming our current transit model and supporting increased ridership, I think we can take more cars off the roadways for daily commuters. We also need to have more active bike and walkways which will encourage other modes of transportation. Additional policies that support a healthy and safe downtown should support more people living downtown and working and living in their immediate communities, reducing the need to commute back and forth. 


QUESTION 5

Are you committed to the reestablishment of electrified transit in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

If so, how will such a commitment be reflected in city budgets?

  • Nikolas Joyal: It will be reflected in the city committing to the purchase of electric transit buses.
  • Markus Chambers: I am very committed to transforming our transit buses from diesel to electric. please see my video on this plan. https://youtu.be/4Oj1nTPKADIAlso Increase opportunities for transit park and rides like they do in other cities.


QUESTION 6

Will you advocate for fully subsidized public transit?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 7

Do you agree with the following statement? “Increasing transit ridership can contribute to a reduction of other municipal expenditures.”

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 8

Will you commit to completing the downtown protected bike lane network?

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 9

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

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 10

Will you support city investment in community gardens?

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 11

Phosphorus from Winnipeg’s water treatment plants is a small portion of the problem faced by Lake Winnipeg. Will you work collaboratively with all relevant jurisdictions and levels of government to protect Lake Winnipeg?

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 12

Will you enact policies that reduce our city’s consumption of natural gas, specifically in new and retrofitted buildings?

Will prioritize highly Will prioritize moderately Indifferent Will not prioritize Will oppose
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 13

How important is it that Winnipeg meets its emission reduction goals, once they are set?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 14

Will you advocate for policies to limit suburbanization (urban sprawl)?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

If yes, how will these policies be reflected in city budget?

  • Nikolas Joyal: No further response
  • Markus Chambers: This is something that I have been learning about while on the campaign trail. Density in multi-dwelling units will help to allocate resources to a defined postal code and minimize the need to have same resources spread out over a several streets. A healthy mix of multi-dwelling buildings will assist in reducing the foot print and ultimately urban sprawl. I just don’t want to see the skyline of our city dramatically changed and impacting on the natural greenspace that we currently enjoy.


QUESTION 15

Will you promote Indigenous leadership in city planning?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 16

Will you build more water fountains in public spaces?

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 17

How great a priority is it for the city to update its water treatment plants to stop releasing untreated water into our rivers and lakes?

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent A minor priority Not a priority at all
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

How would you raise revenue to deal with the issue?

  • Nikolas Joyal: No further response
  • Markus Chambers: Water and waste is one of the areas that have a healthy budget already. The city needs to stop taking excess revenues from water and waste for other projects.


QUESTION 18

Will you commit to supporting the development of a greenway and parks master plan?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 19

The Parks and Urban Forestry budget has effectively been eliminated over the last decade despite a dedicated 4.8% allocation in the budget. All of this in the face in a battle against Dutch Elm Disease and the impending Emerald Ash Borer. Recognizing the importance of Winnipeg’s tree canopy to the city’s resilience to extreme heat driven by climate change, will you restore funding to ensure proper tree care?

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 20

Will you advocate for curbside compost pickup?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

How would you raise revenue to fund this project?

  • Nikolas Joyal: No further response
  • Markus Chambers: No further response



QUESTION 21

Do you support reforming the municipal building code to mandate more sustainable buildings?

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 22

Do you think there is a litter problem in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 23

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

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 24

Many cities worldwide, and many cities larger than Winnipeg, have divested funds to a) support a global transition away from fossil fuels and b) to hedge public funds away from increasingly risky institutional investments. Will you explore the possibility of divesting Winnipeg’s investment holding from the fossil fuel industry?

Yes and will work to generate support Yes Indifferent No Will oppose
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 25

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

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 26

Are you willing to include green and fair budgeting principles that incorporate polluter pay and mobility pricing for motor vehicles, credits for lower income people, enhancements to a more affordable public transit and active transportation alternatives?

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 27

Will you work towards making Winnipeg more resilient to climate-related crisis such as flash-floods, prolonged drought and heat waves?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 28

Do you support a municipal declaration recognizing citizen’s rights to a healthy environment?

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 29

What is the level of threat we are facing due to climate change?

One of the biggest threats we as a society face It is an important issue Indifferent It is not a major issue Climate change is not real
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 30

Globally poor and marginalized communities are least able to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Do you recognize socio-economic inequality as an environmental issue?

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 31

Will you commit to exploring the possibilities for reducing commercial and retail food waste?

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 32

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 (or other Federal cost share programs)?

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 33

If you support the creation of a package of walking and cycling infrastructure priority projects worth less than $100 million, what level of funding would you support?

$20-$40 million $40-$60 million $60-$80 million $80-$100 million More than $100 million Do not support
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 34

Given the calls at a Federal level to revisit TransCanada’s cancelled EnergyEast pipeline project, will you oppose it to keep Winnipeg’s water supply safe?

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 35

Vision Zero began as a Swedish road safety initiative in 1997. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. Human life and health are paramount values and can never be exchanged for other benefits within society. In Canada, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Surrey have adopted Vision Zero or initiated safety plans based on Vision Zero principles. To improve the viability of active transportation, will you support the adoption of a Vision Zero Policy for Winnipeg and push for the creation of a Road Safety Strategy based on Vision Zero principles?

Yes No
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 36

The wastewater upgrades for the city of Winnipeg are the most expensive projects ever undertaken, and the health of Lake Winnipeg is at stake. We must be leaders on water protection if we are going to save Lake Winnipeg. The required upgrades for the North End treatment plant haven’t started even though an environmental order was issued for them 15 years ago. Winnipeg is releasing too much water pollution into our rivers and lakes, yet previous city administrators have ducked responsibility to fix the problem.

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent Not a priority Would oppose
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 



QUESTION 37

How much of a role can municipal governments play in transitioning to a low-carbon economy?

A major role Somewhat of a role A slight role No role No need to transition
Nikolas Joyal
Markus Chambers

 

 

St. Vital

Brian Mayes – Completed survey



QUESTION 1

Should the City of Winnipeg demonstrate leadership in protecting the environment, reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change?

Absolutely should Should Indifferent Should not Definitely should not
Brian Mayes


How will your commitment be reflected in the operating and/or capital budgets?

  • Brian Mayes: Work to implement Climate Action Plan this council recently passed. Continue efforts to promote and expand transit. Continue work to develop City’s new Food Council, which I have championed, to explore urban agriculture options. Explore introduction of curb-side composting program.


QUESTION 2

How important do you think public transit will be to Winnipeg’s ability to meet the 2030 and 2050 emissions targets set out in Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Brian Mayes

 



QUESTION 3

Will you work with the Office of Sustainability to ensure the adoption and implementation of the new Winnipeg’s Climate Action Plan?

Will work hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work with Will oppose
Brian Mayes

How will this be reflected in city budgets?

  • Brian Mayes: Hard to say exactly but certainly Transit, building codes (though heavily provincial), food policy and compost pick-up are major items.


QUESTION 4

Will you support policies and funding that will reduce the number of cars on the road?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Brian Mayes

If so, where will the funding come from?

  • Brian Mayes: Support improving Transit option.

QUESTION 5

Are you committed to the reestablishment of electrified transit in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Brian Mayes

If so, how will such a commitment be reflected in city budgets?

  • Brian MayesI would like to expand electric bus fleet.


QUESTION 6

Will you advocate for fully subsidized public transit?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 7

Do you agree with the following statement? “Increasing transit ridership can contribute to a reduction of other municipal expenditures.”

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 8

Will you commit to completing the downtown protected bike lane network?

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 9

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

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 10

Will you support city investment in community gardens?

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 11

Phosphorus from Winnipeg’s water treatment plant is a small portion of the problem faced by Lake Winnipeg. Will you work collaboratively with all relevant jurisdictions and levels of government to protect Lake Winnipeg?

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 12

Will you enact policies that reduce our city’s consumption of natural gas specifically in new and retrofitted buildings?

Will prioritize highly Will prioritize moderately Indifferent Will not prioritize Will oppose
Brian Mayes

 



QUESTION 13

How important is it that Winnipeg meets its emission reduction goals, once they are set?

Quite important Somewhat important Important Slightly important Not important at all
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 14

Will you advocate for policies to limit suburbanization (urban sprawl)?

Will advocate hard Will put some time in Indifferent Will not work on Will oppose
Brian Mayes

If yes, how will these policies be reflected in city budget?

  • Brian Mayes:This is a poorly worded question. Some new suburbs are built at higher densities ( eg Waverly West) than older existing neighbourhoods. Needlessly demonizing suburbs is a strategy to NOT build widespread support for environmental initiatives that require support from all taxpayers. Reducing sprawl is a commendable goal but using the term suburbanization indicates an “ us versus them” “good people versus suburbanites” mentality

 

QUESTION 15

Will you build more water fountains in public spaces?

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 16

How great a priority is it for the city to update its water treatment plants to stop releasing untreated water into our rivers and lakes?

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Important Slightly important Not important at all
Brian Mayes

How would you raise revenue to deal with the issue?

  • Brian Mayes: Water utility rates and provincial/federal funding

QUESTION 17

Will you commit to supporting the development of a greenway and parks master plan?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 18

The Parks and Urban Forestry budget has effectively been eliminated over the last decade despite a dedicated 4.8% allocation in the budget. All of this in the face in a battle against Dutch Elm Disease and the impending Emerald Ash Borer. Recognizing the importance of Winnipeg’s tree canopy to the city’s resilience to extreme heat driven by climate change, will you restore funding to ensure proper tree care?

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 19

Will you advocate for curbside compost pickup?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Brian Mayes

How would you raise revenue to fund this project?

  • Brian Mayes: No further response

QUESTION 20

Do you support reforming the municipal building code to mandate more sustainable buildings?

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 21

Do you think there is a litter problem in Winnipeg?

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 22

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

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 23

Many cities worldwide, and many cities larger than Winnipeg, have divested funds to a) support a global transition away from fossil fuels and b) to hedge public funds away from increasingly risky institutional investments. Will you explore the possibility of divesting Winnipeg’s investment holding from the fossil fuel industry?

Yes and will work hard to generate support Yes Indifferent No Will oppose
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 24

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

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 25

Are you willing to include green and fair budgeting principles that incorporate polluter pay and mobility pricing for motor vehicles, credits for lower income people, enhancements to a more affordable public transit and active transportation alternatives?

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 26

Will you work towards making Winnipeg more resilient to climate-related crisis such as flash-floods, prolonged drought and heat waves?

Will work hard to generate support Will support Indifferent Will not support Will oppose
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 27

Do you support a municipal declaration recognizing citizen’s rights to a healthy environment?

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 28

What is the level of threat we are facing due to climate change?

One of the biggest threats we as a society face It is an important issue Indifferent It is not a major issue Climate change is not real
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 29

Globally poor and marginalized communities are least able to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Do you recognize socio-economic inequality as an environmental issue?

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 30

Will you commit to exploring possibilities for reducing commercial and retail food waste?

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 31

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 found of funding from the Investing in Canada Plan (or other Federal cost share programs)?

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 32

If you support the creation of a package of walking and cycling infrastructure priority projects worth less than $100 million, what level of funding would you support?

$20-$40 million $40-$60 million $60-$80 million $80-$100 million More than $100 million Do not support
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 33

Given the calls at a Federal level to revisit TransCanada’s cancelled EnergyEast pipeline project, will you oppose it to keep Winnipeg’s water supply safe?

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 34

Vision Zero began as a Swedish road safety initiative in 1997. It can be summarized in one sentence: No loss of life is acceptable. Human life and health are paramount values and can never be exchanged for other benefits within society. In Canada, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, and Surrey have adopted Vision Zero or initiated safety plans based on Vision Zero principles. To improve the viability of active transportation, will you support the adoption of a Vision Zero Policy for Winnipeg and push for the creation of a Road Safety Strategy based on Vision Zero principles?

Yes No
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 36

The wastewater upgrades for the city of Winnipeg are the most expensive projects ever undertaken, and the health of Lake Winnipeg is at stake. We must be leaders on water protection if we are going to save Lake Winnipeg. The required upgrades for the North End treatment plant haven’t started even though an environmental order was issued for them 15 years ago. Winnipeg is releasing too much water pollution into our rivers and lakes, yet previous city administrators have ducked responsibility to fix the problem.

Major priority Somewhat of a priority Indifferent Not a priority Would oppose
Brian Mayes

 


QUESTION 36

How much of a role can municipal governments play in transitioning to a low-carbon economy?

A major role Somewhat of a role A slight role No role No need to transition
Brian Mayes