History and Positions on all Candidates
The following are the questions that where sent to all candidates running for election in the October 2014 City of Winnipeg municipal election.
Q1: Please describe what you have done in the past to serve the interest of Winnipeg dogs and dog owners – either in your own ward or in the city.
Q2: Does your ward have an off-leash dog park? If not, do you know why not?
Q3: If you are elected, will you increase the number of dog parks in your ward. If so how will you do that? If you have specific locations in mind, please identify them.
Q4: Winnipeg lags behind many major Canadian cities in terms of the number and size of its off-leash areas, and level of service and amenities it offers dog park users. Why do you think this has happened? If elected, what would you do to change this?
Q5: Do you support WINDOG’s model for Winnipeg off-leash dog parks? Please provide reasons. If so, what will you do to implement it? If not, why not?
Q6: What specifically should the City do to create off-leash recreational space in older, well-established neighbourhoods?
Q7: If you are elected, what specifically will you do to improve Winnipeg’s existing off-leash areas? Please consider the park infrastructure, facilities, and type and level of service the city offers and give examples.
Q8: Winnipeg dog owners have been losing what little off-leash space they have, as it’s repurposed for other recreational users and for municipal profit through the sale and rental of off-leash space. If elected, what would you do to change this?
As new candidates are registered, Windog will be contacting them to respond to these questions. Each Candidate’s response will be posted by ward on this site. You can click on the Interactive Map to select by graphical representation of each ward or by clicking on the Ward or Mayoral race via the menu options under Election 2014.