Treaty 1 Territory, Homeland of the Red River Métis, Winnipeg, Manitoba –
Now is the time to look forward, not back. Winnipeg is at a crossroads, especially when it comes to infrastructure, debt, downtown, homelessness, transit, public safety and affordability. Decades-old issues persist and many of our most difficult challenges have been ignored by successive leaders.
We need a steady, skilled and committed mayor, in it for the long-term. I am proud to call Winnipeg my home and will work with communities and stakeholders to form new and lasting relationships. I believe it is time for new, energetic leadership.
When Glen Murray, who was first elected as Mayor in 1998, abandoned Winnipeggers in 2004 for Toronto, he left the job unfinished. I am not a career politician, I am a father of two, a small business owner, a volunteer in the community and I love my home. I am excited about our future. Now is not the time to look back.
We don’t need a mayor who is more interested in being a star on the national stage than being a leader here at home. We need a steady mayor who is committed to making our city great – a mayor who is in it for Winnipeggers.