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Shawn Dobson

Candidate in the 2014 St. Charles Council Ward race.

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Why did you decide to run in the 2014 Winnipeg Civic Election?

I am running in this election because there is something seriously wrong at City Hall. The land swap deal, fire hall scandal, cost overruns and the numerous audits tell the scary state of affairs at City Hall. The residents in our city no longer trust the current councillors and administration to look after our city. My job when elected will be to restore transparency, accountability, trust, implement a long term plan to fix our roads and to reduce wasteful spending. This will not be easy; but it is something that I look forward to.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as Councillor?

I have a strong construction background (Journeyman Carpenter) and an understanding of what needs to be done in our city. I have also had training in accounting which I consider to be a very good asset. I am open, honest and more importantly an independent thinker. Qualities that I am sure we can use at City Hall.

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as Councillor, and why are these issues important to you?

Where to start... Roads, transparency, communication, snow clearing, and brown water. We have to get a plan for fixing our roads and stick to it. Transparency is vitally important as it should lead to accountability. Communication is important because the residents in my Ward would like to be kept informed and have a say in what happens at City Hall. Snow clearing has to improve as side walks and back lanes in some areas were cleaned poorly or infrequently. Brown water is an issue for some in our Ward and I would like to find a solution.

What is one thing in particular that you appreciate about the ward you wish to represent?

I appreciate all the parks that we have in our Ward. I spend a lot of time in our parks with my grandson.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I am the only candidate that ran in the last civic election in our Ward. I placed a strong second place. I look forward to knocking on doors year round if elected. I will post updates monthly at large apartments and our community clubs. I will also have meetings twice a year at the community clubs to sum up the past 6 months and to cover events coming up in our ward and our city.


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Westwood Library plan pushed to public consult following protracted debate

Friday, 27 November 2015

Shawn Dobson, whose ward the Westwood branch is located. Dobson said residents in the Westwood area were more concerned a neighbourhood arena would be closed and sold if the library branch was moved, adding he preferred the branch project be ...

Relocation of small, old Westwood Library could be pushed back

Thursday, 26 November 2015

The former St. Charles councillor, who was defeated by Shawn Dobson in last year's Winnipeg civic election, said the library is in desperate need of repair and is inaccessible for many residents in the greater region of the ward. "My feeling was: too ...

All councillors should be involved in budgeting: Dobson

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Shawn Dobson said the mayor's pledge to bring openness and transparency to city hall rings hollow when budget preparations are conducted in secret. Dobson said there is no reason all members of council cannot participate in shaping the 2016 operating ...

Sharma reelected speaker; other committees appointed

Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Public works: Janice Lukes (chair), Devi Sharma, Cindy Gilroy, Shawn Dobson. Innovation: Jeff Browaty (chair), John Orlikow, Cindy Gilroy, and Marty Morantz. Property and development, heritage and downtown development: John Orlikow (chair), Jenny ...

Coun. Devi Sharma reelected as speaker, committee councillors named

Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Sharma, Cindy Gilroy (Daniel McIntyre) and Shawn Dobson (St. Charles). Innovation. Chairman Jeff Browaty and Couns. John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry), Gilroy, and Morantz (Charleswood-Tuxedo-Whyte Ridge). Property & Development, Heritage ...

Executive policy committee largely unchanged

Monday, 02 November 2015

Additional appointments include: • Coun. Matt Allard (St. Boniface) — Council liaison Francophone and Francophile Cities Network;. • Coun. Shawn Dobson (St. Charles) — Council representative for the Mayor's age friendly and seniors advisory committee;.

Chair of innovation among new council roles doled out

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Matt Allard (St. Boniface): council liaison - Francophone and Francophile Cities Network; Coun. Shawn Dobson (St. Charles): council representative for the mayor's Age Friendly and Senior's Advisory Committee; Coun. Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge -East Fort ...

Same names, new titles for EPC committee members

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Matt Allard: Council Liaison, francophone and Francophile cities network. Coun. Shawn Dobson, Council representative for the Mayor's Age Friendly and Senior's advisory committee;; Coun. Jenny Gerbasi: secretary of urban aboriginal opportunities;; Coun.

Council approves new debt strategy, eyes more borrowing for infrastructure

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Shawn Dobson expressed concern about the city going further into debt but he supported the proposal. Dobson (St. Charles) said warnings were sounded on city's current AA credit rating earlier this year, and he is concerned how the city will spend the ...

Reports on civic projects under $20M to be waived

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Voting in support: 11. Mayor Brian Bowman, Couns. Matt Allard, Jeff Browaty, Jenny Gerbasi, Cindy Gilroy, Janice Lukes, Brian Mayes, Marty Morantz, John Orlikow, Mike Pagtakhan, Devi Sharma. Voting against: 5. Couns. Shawn Dobson, Ross Eadie, Scott ...

City debt ceiling increased, despite protests

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

But the majority of council approved the change, in an 11-to-5 vote, with councillors Russ Wyatt (Transcona), Ross Eadie (Mynarski), Scott Gillingham (St. James-Brooklands-Weston), Shawn Dobson (St. Charles) and Jason Schreyer (Elmwood-East Kildonan) ...

Candidates cry foul over provincial PC nomination process

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Shawn Dobson, who was elected on his fifth city hall bid. "I think I could have been successful in this coming spring election," McCaffrey said. "I think that I'd laid the groundwork, had a good team, good resources... and a little more name ...

City council has its work cut out

Sunday, 06 September 2015

So the many amendments of Wyatt, Ross Eadie (Mynarski), Shawn Dobson (St. Charles), Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan) and Jason Schreyer (Elmwood-East Kildonan) were denied debate. The same group funded an ad campaign to oppose the strategy's ...

St. James residents rail against new roundabout near industrial park

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

[Shawn] Dobson inherited," said Gillingham, adding the roundabout straddles their two wards. "I really found out about the project quite a bit later once the stakes were in the ground." Gillingham said he's set up public meetings with the city's public ...

Plenty of road work going on around ward

Friday, 14 August 2015

Shawn Dobson and I will be hosting a public information meeting regarding the roundabout project on Sept. 14, 7 p.m. at the Heritage Victoria Community Club. Representatives from the Public Works department will be in attendance to explain the project ...

Council critics hire lawyer to fight Winnipeg bike, pedestrian plan

Saturday, 01 August 2015

The councillors who voted against it were Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan), Shawn Dobson (St. Charles) and Ross Eadie (Mynarski). Coun. Russ Wyatt stormed out of the council meeting without voting after a set of 20 proposed amendments were shot down by ...

Seeds of city dysfunction are sown

Monday, 20 July 2015

The five -- Wyatt, Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan), Ross Eadie (Mynarski), Jason Schreyer (Elmwood-East Kildonan) and Shawn Dobson (St. Charles) -- obviously didn't like the specifics of the strategy, or the cost. But beyond that, it was hard to find a ...

Seeds of city dysfunction are sown Winnipeg Free Press

Monday, 20 July 2015

The five -- Wyatt, Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan), Ross Eadie (Mynarski), Jason Schreyer (Elmwood-East Kildonan) and Shawn Dobson (St. Charles) -- obviously didn't like the specifics of the strategy, or the cost. But beyond that, it was hard to find a ...

Mayor Brian Bowman's victories so far come with asterisks | Home | Winnipeg Sun

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Shawn Dobson (St. Charles) and Cindy Gilroy (Daniel McIntyre) have arguably made the slightest of public impressions out of all the rookies, but Jason Schreyer (Elmwood-East Kildonan) and Scott Gillingham (St. James-Brooklands-Weston) haven't exactly ...

Wads of cash no guarantee of winning races

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Councillor Shawn Dobson. WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES. Councillor Shawn Dobson Photo Store. The other in St. Charles, where Shawn Dobson managed to oust incumbent councillor Grant Nordman after receiving only $9,000 in ...

Bowman spent $28K less on winning campaign | Winnipeg | News | Winnipeg Sun

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Shawn Dobson (St. Charles). Total campaign income: $9,037.13; Total period expenses: $9,037.13; Campaign period surplus (deficit): $0. Scott Gillingham (St. James-Brooklands). Total campaign income: $30,163.33; Total period expenses: $28,929.39 ...

No regrets about storming out of council meeting, says Russ Wyatt Manitoba ...

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Eadie voted against the strategy on Wednesday, along with councillors Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan) and Shawn Dobson (St. Charles). Elmwood-East Kildonan Coun. Jason Schreyer, who had also criticized the strategy, ultimately voted in favour of it.

Vote on Winnipeg's bike, pedestrian plan shows city hall isn't more open, says ...

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Eadie and fellow councillors Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan) and Shawn Dobson (St. Charles) voted against it. They argued that the strategy will cost millions of dollars and commit Winnipeg taxpayers to flawed plans. Eadie said some of the recommended ...

Sidewalkshovelling still coming?

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Shawn Dobson (St. Charles) to stop the service removal was among the 20 proposed amendments denied for discussion Wednesday. Council did, however, make public consultation mandatory prior to any change in how residential sidewalks are cleared.

La Ville de Winnipeg donne son feu vert au plan de transport actif Radio

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Les conseillers Russ Wyatt, Jeff Browaty, Jason Schreyer, Ross Eadie et Shawn Dobson (Saint-Charles) ont payé des annonces à la radio pour critiquer le plan de transport actif et appeler la Ville à se concentrer sur les routes et les trottoirs au lieu ...


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