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WINDOG considers Ray Ulasy to be 'dog-unfriendly'. He did not wish to share his views on off-leash dog parks with voters.
Platform: Ulasy has not offered details about his platform bus says he would like to see infrastructure improvements that include repairing roads and making the neighbourhood more accessible for seniors and people with disabilities.
Ulasy is a graduate of Transcona Collegiate Institute. He is a certified addiction interventionist and currently works as a subject matter expert in addictions. He has worked in the public and private sectors, notably for the Alcohol Foundation of Manitoba and the Aurora Recovery Centre, and has built businesses. He was employed by the Calgary Flames as a scout, evaluating and recruiting junior level players.
This is the second time Ulasy’s has run for civic office. In 2014, he lost to Transcona’s incumbernt councillor, Russ Wyatt. Shortly after the election, he was arrested as part of Project Distress, a police investigation that aimed to disrupt and destabilize organized crime in Manitoba. Investigators focused on high-level members of drug trafficking cells, with connections to Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia.
Ulasy was charged with two counts of weapons offences and pleaded guilty to trying to transfer firearms to an undercover police agent. He was given a one-year conditional sentence that he served in the community, which included a one-year prohibition on owning firearms. He was not investigated or charged with drug offences.
Ulasy has been an active community volunteer, coaching, and serving as president of his community centre and chairman of the Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival Inc. In 2001, he was presented with an award from the City of Winnipeg for his community service in 2014, he received a House of Commons award for community service.