2018 Winnipeg Municipal Election Information
How does WINDOG decide what candidate information to publish?
WINDOG publishes information about the candidates that is in the public domain regarding their platform and relevant background related to their intent, experience, and ideas.
The information is taken from several sources: the City of Winnipeg’s Election 2018 Registered Candidates website, candidates’ election websites, LinkedIn, and Facebook pages, and online media coverage. Some information was supplied directly by candidates themselves, or their agents.
Links to candidates websites, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram and their email addresses are from the City of Winnipeg’s Election 2018 Registered Candidates website at https://www.winnipeg.ca/clerks/election/election2018/RegisteredCandidates.stm#28
Some candidate photos are from the City’s Registered Candidates website, others were found on candidates’ election websites or public Facebook pages, and some were supplied directly by candidates or their agents. Photos of some incumbents are from the 2014-18 Winnipeg City Council website -https://www.winnipeg.ca/council/default.stm
What process is being followed for the candidate survey?
A Mail Chimp survey was sent to all 64 declared mayoral and council candidates on September 13, 2018. Surveys were sent to the email address the candidate provided when he or she registered. WINDOG’s survey administrators will monitor the City’s Registered Candidates website on a daily basis until nominations close on September 18 and send the survey to any new candidates who may register. The responses will be published after the nomination period closes.
What questions were on WINDOG’s candidate survey?
The following two questions were sent to all candidates for our 2018 questionnaire:
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?
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?