2018 Peter Koroma

Fort Rouge - East Fort Garry

Peter Koroma

Fort Rouge - East Fort Garry

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A dog-friendly candidate, Koroma enthusiastically supports dedicated tax-based funding for dog parks and their designation as 'single-use'. See his comments below.

Platform: Koroma’s priorities are business, infrastructure, social justice, and ensuring Winnipeg is a vibrant, safe city.

Koroma says there’s no shortage of federal funding for development; the issue is simply what the City chooses to develop. While he supports rapid transit, he views it as a perfect example of a good idea that has gone off the rails, an ever-growing venture with no fully-costed and final plan.

Koroma believes that society is at its best when we are looking after those with the least. He views the City budget a financial and moral document and says council needs do more to support poverty reduction and job programs and make sure tax policies do not hit the poor and working class the hardest. Koroma is a strong advocate for arts, and culture that celebrates diversity and brings people together.

Koroma is a community advocate, actively involved with immigration sponsorship and settlement services. He is one of the creators of the Newcomer Youth Educational Support Services Coalition, which serve newcomer youth by providing summer and after-school learning programs. He is also a strong advocate for poverty reduction.

Peter graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Master's in political studies and a Bachelor of Arts in economics. He has worked as a policy analyst with MB Government Services, a case coordinator with MB Family Services and a special assistant to MLA Dr. Jon Gerrard. He is a past president of the Liberal Party of Manitoba. He ran unsuccessfuly as a Liberal in the 2016 provincial election.

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?

My answer is an absolute "YES" and such parks must be regularly maintained as any other park in the city. I believe dogs, like human beings love to be around other dogs and freely run around. Respect their right to be free!

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?

"Single-use" parks for dogs to freely run is the best option for a Park for Dogs.