In Old Kildonan, incumbent Devi Sharma is trying to hang on to her seat with two challengers — Kaur Sidhu and Bradley Gross.
Sidhu is a pharmacist who has run unsuccessfully at the provincial level and Gross previously made a bid for mayor in 2010.
The ward is called Old Kildonan but it's a ward full of newcomers — 54 per cent of those of voting age are immigrants, according to the University of Winnipeg’s Institute of Urban Studies.
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.
Father of two young ladies, grew up on Sinclair and Templeton, went to St Johns high school and have worked in sales for ever
numerous sales courses
political science U of C
Have you ever previously run for or held office?
yes i have ran but not with the conviction like i have to win this
Have you ever been a member of a political party?
Why did you decide to run for office?
to help the city grow properly and be the citizens voice in City Hall
What are the biggest issues facing your community?
road repairs, safety, Crime.
Tell us something about yourself that voters might find surprising.
I care about this city a lot and want to make it great
What is your position on reopening Portage and Main to pedestrians?
i feel we have other more urgent issues to spend tax dollars on
What should Winnipeg’s plan be for the future of public and active transit?
better traffic for all lights need to be longer going from dt if we can't synchronize them which has been promised many mayors ago
What actions should the city take to progress toward reconciliation with Indigenous Canadians?
help them help themselves
How can the city tackle growing problems with drug addiction?
have treatment and education how how it ruins family's and lives
Tell us about something you’ve seen in another city that Winnipeggers should consider implementing here.
Calgary and Edmonton has had similar problems taking their directions
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