2018 Glenn Churchill

St. Norbert - Seine River Ward

Glenn Churchill

St. Norbert - Seine River

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A dog-friendly candidate, Glen Churchill supports dedicated tax-based funding for dog parks and their designation as 'single-use'. See his comments below.

Platform: Churchill’s priorities are streets and transportation, transparency and accountability at City Hall, neighbourhood services, the St. Norbert-Seine business district, and seniors and youth.

Churchill believes infrastructure renewal, traffic flow and safety, and active transportation are the keys to safe, efficient streets. He says that Winnipeg’s climate means there is no quick fix for potholes; the real fix is building structurally sound roads in the first place and maintaining them properly. He says Council should begin looking at viable long-term solutions for generating infrastructure revenue.

He proposes the City develop and publish a four-year residential road reconstruction/ rehabilitation plan. He says the plan, coordinated across departments, would improve efficiencies, reduce waste, and provide much-needed direction for the future.

Churchill says City Council needs to introduce measures to address the lack of oversight for multi-million dollar deals and projects. He proposes creating a project oversight committee that would report to council on projects or transactions exceeding $5 million. For transparency, committee reports would be made public.

Churchill supports dedicated bike lanes on Pembina Highway but says there are gaps in cycling infrastructure in the south end of the city. He pledges to work with local cycling advocacy groups to create a functional cycling network.

Churchill will advocate to have sidewalks and pathways plowed in conjunction with adjacent street plowing. His priorities are clearing sidewalks adjacent to seniors’ residences and pathways connecting communities to schools.

Churchill wants to promote and support local BIZ groups to improve the area and attract business. He is also looking at ways to support seniors and youth.

Churchill graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering. He has a certificate in project management and is a Red Seal heavy-duty mechanic. He is currently employed as a transportation engineer.

An active volunteer, Churchill served on the boards of the Dakota Community Centre and St. Vital Minor Hockey Association. He was a founding member of the River Park South Community Association. He’s volunteered with the Winnipeg Police Service Community Service Centres and coached children’s hockey, ringette and baseball.

Churchill is no stranger to municipal politics; he ran in St. Vital in the 2014 civic election.

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?

As stated on page 22 of the OLAMP, it is recommended that a budget line item be implemented to support capital investment in OLAs. I would support this as therefore yearly known funds are planned and expected for this service.

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?

I would support designating fenced off-leash areas as single-use parks. Non single-use parks could result in conflict between dogs and other users. Designating fenced off-leash areas as single use will enhance safety issues for everyone.