2018 Baljeet Sharma

St. Vital Ward

Baljeet Sharma

St. Vital

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WINDOG considers Baljeet Sharma to be 'dog-unfriendly'. He did not wish to share his views on off-leash dog parks with voters.

Platform: Not published but Sharma says he’s aware of the issues that matter most to Winnipeggers.

Sharma is a small business owner. Last fall the Duffy’s Taxi shareholder joined hundreds of other licensed cab owners in publicly opposing the Province's Bill 30, the Act that dissolved the Manitoba Taxicab Board, placed responsibility for regulation with local municipalities and allowed ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft to move into the marketplace. He has not provide details of previous employment but says he’s worked in political, economic and cultural fields.

Sharma has a Bachelor of Arts in political science, history and English. He is an alumnus of Winnipeg Technical College’s heavy-duty mechanics program. He is fluent in English, Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

As a community volunteer, he devotes his spare time to helping seniors by giving rides to medical appointments, bringing groceries and medical prescription.

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?
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?