Schreyer seizes Elmwood – East Kildonan


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This article was published 26/10/2022 (213 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Jason Schreyer has won his third term as councillor of Elmwood-East Kildonan, finishing the race with 62 per cent support. His lone rival, Ryan Kochie, trailed with 37 per cent.

Schreyer, the son of former Manitoba premier Ed Schreyer, first earned the seat in 2014 when he ousted former Winnipeg Jets player and incumbent Thomas Steen, who was facing domestic abuse charges during the campaign. Steen’s charges were later stayed. In 2018, he edged another win by a thin margin.


Jason Schreyer said construction inflation is the city's most pressing concern.

Schreyer has faced scrutiny during his time in council. Halfway through his first term, council suspended Schreyer’s city credit card, an automatic penalty for repeatedly filing his expenses late. Members of the EPC criticized the rookie councillor for charging $57,000 in personal expenses to the card. At the time, Schreyer told the Free Press he’d misunderstood how the card was supposed to be used and had paid back the charges in full.

During an interview with the Free Press last month, Schreyer — who has served on the finance and water and waste committees — said construction inflation is government’s most pressing concern.

Kochie, a 35-year-old chef and father of four, was looking to make the jump from community organizing in his first run at civic politics.

— With files from Sheldon Birnie


Updated on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 10:32 PM CDT: Updates final figures

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