2018 Doug Wilson

Mayoral Candidate

Doug Wilson

Candidate - Mayor

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Doug Wilson is a 'dog-friendly' candidate who supports dedicated funding for off-leash areas and the 'single-use' designation, both with conditions. See his comments below.

Platform: Wilson cites poverty as Winnipeg's number one issue and promises to work with the Province to increase wages and improve education. He also pledges to increase revenues by increasing Winnipeg's population. Wilson is a supporter of public transit and favours the development of light rail for heavily-used transit routes. He is opposed to reopening Portage and Main to pedestrians. He proposes using locally developed technology to construct a dome over a large portion of Winnipeg to keep city streets and sidewalks snow and ice-free during the winter.

Wilson was elected as mayor of Morden in 2006 and was defeated in the 2010 election. He lives in Winnipeg and works as a business development officer at local travel agency. He is also a musician, playing saxophone at various venues with several local bands.

Q1: If elected, will you put forward and/or support a motion in Council to create a dedicated tax-supported capital fund for the creation of new dog parks and the upgrading of existing ones to comply with standards in the City of Winnipeg’s new Off-Leash Area Master Plan? Why or why not?

Yes. There is a growing population of dog owners therefore we must keep up with the demand.

Q2: If elected, will you put forward and/or support a motion to designate off-leash areas as “single-use” parks where only those activities associated with off-leash dogs are permitted? Why or why not?

Yes. Dogs and dog owners will have less unfavourable incidents if there are not other activities causing distractions in the area.