Taz Stuart

River-Heights - Fort Garry Ward

Taz Stuart

Candidate River Heights - Fort Garry

Dog Unfriendly

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.
Respondent did not respond to this question.
Q2: Does your ward have an off-leash dog park? If not, do you know why not?
Yes.
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.
I would meet with RH-FG Ward residents via community meetings to see what potential new or additional sites that could be considered for a dog park and invite all stake holders to those community meetings to discuss options.
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?
Each city has its own positive and negatives in regards to creating dog parks, eg available open space areas. As your new councillor I would try and engage the residents of RH-FG to recommend and potentially fund new dog friendly parks and amenities.
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?
The model is a good start but all RH-FG residents need to have input into its implementation.
Q6: What specifically should the City do to create off-leash recreational space in older, well-established neighbourhoods?
This is where residents should approach Windog to make recommendations of potential sites and then they can be brought forward at community meetings to see if the space can be designated as the dog park service type.
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.
Consult with Windog and other residents to see what other areas may be useful as dog friendly open space areas.
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?
All users of open space areas need to be consulted at community meetings as a majority must rule for additional dog friendly parks to be created.
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