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A dog-friendly candidate and a dog owner himself, Shane Geschiere supports dedicated tax-based funding for dog parks and their designation as 'single-use'. See his comments below.
Platform: Geschiere says his campaign is a common-sense approach to the issues of roads, recreation, renewal, and reducing wasteful spending at City Hall.
A first-time candidate, Geschiere is committed to enhancing green space and providing more recreation opportunities, including a cricket pitch in Buhler Park. He would invest in dog parks. However, Geshiere says the focus must be on funding indoor facilities for year-round access. He supports improvements/enhancements to community centres but cautions that repairing aging facilities is not always the answer. Safe and functional streets are a top priority; he wants Pandora Avenue resurfaced.
Geschiere says that the City needs to identify inefficiencies and redirect funds to better providing core services, that it needs provide better oversight to ensure large capital projects stay on budget. He believes that the opening of Portage and Main is a prime example of an unnecessary project that wastes money that would be better spent elsewhere.
Guschiere earned a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and criminal justice from the University of Winnipeg and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Manitoba. He is a paramedic with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.