October 18, 2018

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Daniel McIntyre

Daniel McIntyre incumbent Cindy Gilroy is facing two challengers – Josh Brandon and Sarowar Miah.

Brandon lives in Wolseley and is a social justice advocate, environmentalist and community organizer. Restaurant owner Miah lives and works in the West End and is heavily involved in the Bangladeshi community.

Gilroy was first elected in 2014 and promoted to the mayor’s executive policy committee in 2016. She’s supported public transit and active transit and pushed to have the West End Library renamed for her predecessor, the late Daniel McIntyre Coun. Harvey Smith.

The Free Press invited all council and mayoral candidates to fill out a questionnaire about themselves, their platforms and what they hope to achieve in office. Read their responses below.

Candidates

Sarowar Miah

No response given

Josh Brandon

I live on Camden Place in Wolseley with my partner Karen. I grew up in Surrey B.C. and moved to Winnipeg in 2007. I am a community organizer and policy analyst working on issues of social justice and poverty elimination at the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg (on election leave). Earlier this year, I led research and analysis of the Winnipeg Street Census, a multi-stakeholder research project that interviewed over 1,500 people experiencing homelessness. I am the former chair of Make Poverty History Manitoba where I helped push the provincial government to implement Rent Assist, a program that helps thousands of low income Manitobans access housing.

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Cindy Gilroy

I'm a proud mother of two daughters and I live in the West End. I have grown up and continue to raise my family in our community. I went to school and university here and worked in my families insurance business in Wolseley. As a mother I know the value of our community centres and local parks. As the Councillor for the community I was able to influence decisions on many committees over the last four years. I was Acting Deputy Mayor, Chair of Innovation, Chair of the Winnipeg Committee for Safety, Co-Chair of the UN Safe Cities and Chair of the Citizen Equity Committee I was also on the Housing Steering Committee and the Indigenous Advisory Council. I've worked hard over the last four years and have tried to work in a collaborative manner to the benefit of all Winnipegers.

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