2018 Basil Evan

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Basil Evan

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WINDOG considers Evan a 'fence sitter" when it comes to dog parks. He supports the 'single-use' designation but does not support dedicated tax-based funding to create and operate them. See his comments below.

Platform: Evan’s priorities are transportation i.e. limited parking spaces at park and ride locations and rising bus fares; improved snow-clearing; and lobbying other levels of government for more daycare spots and affordable housing.

Evan graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts. He has a diploma in radio and television broadcasting, and certification in total quality management. He is a registered nurse and the quality officer for the WRHA Critical Care Program. Evan describes himself as a human rights activist.

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?

I support the OLA master plan as approved. Recommend reviewing the plan's effectiveness on an annual basis and exploring options for improved funding as needed.

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?

There are safety issues associated with OLAs in multi-use parks. Recommend developing single-use parks in partnership with education that promotes responsible pet ownership.