2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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Grant Nordman

Candidate in the 2014 St. Charles Council Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

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

I love Winnipeg and I believe in the future of our city. I believe that St. Charles Ward in particular is a great place to live, work and raise a family. I want to continue building Winnipeg as a player on the world stage while looking after the day to day needs of over 14,000 households in my area.

We will have a new Mayor and many new Councillors after this election. I feel that I will be able to use my eight years of experience on Council to mentor the newcomers just as I was mentored by veterans like the late Bill Clement & Harry Lazerenko when I was first elected. We will work together to get things done at City Hall!

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

  • Eight years of experience as City Councillor St. Charles Ward.
  • 11 years as President & CEO of the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce.
  • 30+ years as a small business person in West Winnipeg.
  • 50+ years living right here in St. Charles Ward.
  • In depth working knowledge of the neighbourhood and the issues.
  • Capable, Caring & Committed to a positive future for Winnipeg!

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

I will continue my work: collaborating with the new Mayor and Council on projects that produce real benefits for the residents of St. Charles Ward.

I will prioritize road and infrastructure repairs, keep taxes low (rate of inflation or less), and support investments that will grow Winnipeg's economy.

There is a lot of talk recently about accountability and transparency : I believe both are positive attributes for us to aim for as a City Government. That said, some rival candidates appear obsessed with these buzz words, so much so, that we have heard little from them other than a misleading promise to "clean up city hall."

I believe the citizens of Winnipeg & St. Charles Ward want City Council to take care of business and move this city forward. They do not want us to endlessly audit and debate in circles regarding our past performance.

They want us to fix their roads, sidewalks, back lanes and sewers ASAP!

They want the best Police, Paramedics and Winnipeg Fire Department that we can provide!

They want better snow removal.

They want low taxes.

If Re-Elected to serve as your Councillor you can expect these will be my top priorities going forward!

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

St. Charles has been my family's home for over 50 years. I know, and care deeply for the people who live here and I am personally committed to the future of this community.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

In addition to looking after 14,000 households in St. Charles Ward, I have served as:

  • Chair of the Winnipeg Age Friendly & Seniors Advisory Committee
  • Chair of the Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region
  • Chair of the Canadian Capital Cities Organization Annual Conference (Winnipeg 2015)
  • Speaker of Winnipeg City Council for 3.5 years
  • Acting Deputy Mayor for the last year
  • A member of every Standing Policy Committee of Council
  • Board Member: Assiniboine Park Conservancy
  • Board Member: Red River Ex Association
  • Board Member: Winnipeg Convention Centre
  • Board Member: Heritage Winnipeg

The biggest thing I've learned from my 8 years on Council is that cooperation and communication with the other 15 members of Council is the key to getting things done at City Hall. Some candidates will lead you to believe that you can bully your way towards change and that radical shifts of momentum are simple. The City of Winnipeg is a $1.2 Billion a year operation, with over 8000 employees, and you need 9 votes on Council to change anything. I am proud of most of what we have accomplished together so far.

I humbly ask for your vote!


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News that Mentions Grant Nordman

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Relocation of small, old Westwood Library could be pushed back

Thursday, 26 November 2015

A recommendation to delay relocating and revamping the Westwood Library for at least four years is "laughable," says the area's former city councillor, Grant Nordman. The former St. Charles councillor, who was defeated by Shawn Dobson in last year's ...

Candidates cry foul over provincial PC nomination process

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Grant Nordman, former city councillor, said he got tired of waiting for a PC. BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES. Grant Nordman, former city councillor, said he got tired of waiting for a PC nomination to be held in Assiniboia, now held by the ...

Ouellette wins Winnipeg Centre

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

At left, Paula Havixbeck, co-campaign manager for Allie Szarkiewicz's Conservative campaign in Winnipeg Centre discussees results with (from left) Suzanne Sexton, Raino Jarvinen, Grant Nordman and Szarkiewicz. Ben Hopper, a Liberal volunteer in ...

Wads of cash no guarantee of winning races

Saturday, 18 July 2015

The other in St. Charles, where Shawn Dobson managed to oust incumbent councillor Grant Nordman after receiving only $9,000 in donations, compared to Nordman who received more than $36,000. Audited financial statements from the fall civic election ...

Professor Popsicle Looks To Enter Politics; Nordman Looks to ReEnter

Friday, 17 April 2015

He lost his city council seat in last fall's election. Now Grant Nordman wants to be an MLA. The former St. Charles city councillor will be seeking the Progressive Conservative nomination in Assiniboia. Current Assiniboia NDP MLA Jim Rondeau has said ...

Grant Nordman, former Winnipeg councillor, seeks Tory nod in Assiniboia

Friday, 17 April 2015

Former Winnipeg city councillor Grant Nordman is hoping to enter provincial politics as a Progressive Conservative MLA in Assiniboia. Nordman's campaign announced on Friday that he will seek the Tory nomination in the west Winnipeg constituency in the ...

Manitoba snowboarders, skiers make a splash at Slush Cup

Sunday, 15 March 2015

On a day that saw parts of southern Manitoba double the province's historical highs for March 15, a wet and wild spring event took place earlier than usual at Stony Mountain Ski Area. The Slush Cup takes place every year at the base of a Stony Mountain ...

Target shoppers grumble about lack of deals as stores close

Thursday, 05 February 2015

Mosquito population should be low this summer, city says read comments; Gas leak prompts brief closure of Highway 3 near Oak Bluff · Peter Mansbridge on Winnipeg Jets loyalty, being a season-ticket holder read comments video; Grant Nordman, former ...

Suspending Joshi sends strong message

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Jeff Browaty, Scott Fielding*, Jenny Gerbasi, Brian Mayes, Devi Sharma, Thomas Steen*, Justin Swandel*, Dan Vandal*, Russ Wyatt, and Grant Nordman*. Those voting against Joshi's appointment: Couns. Ross Eadie, Paula Havixbeck*, John Orlikow, Mike ...

Driving for Uber in Manitoba would be illegal, province says

Thursday, 11 December 2014

The Province of Manitoba delivered a significant blow to Uber's expansion plans in Winnipeg late Thursday afternoon. Drew Caldwell, Manitoba's Minister of Municipal Government, said anyone driving for the taxi-alternative service would be doing so ...

AFN called 'elitist,' out of touch with grassroots First Nations people

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Chiefs from more than 600 First Nations choose a new leader from among three candidates in Winnipeg today to replace former national chief Shawn Atleo. Perry Bellegarde, chief of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations, is chasing the top job, ...

Selinger has unfair advantage in leadership race, say critics

Monday, 08 December 2014

Latest Manitoba News Headlines. Grant Nordman, former Winnipeg councillor, seeks Tory nod in Assiniboia read comments · Jets ready to respond to Ducks after Game 1 loss with physicality read comments; Mosquito population should be low this summer, ...

How to fix Winnipeg's broken election laws

Sunday, 09 November 2014

That's why we're all surprised when someone like Shawn Dobson knocks off Grant Nordman, or Cindy Gilroy defeats Harvey Smith. So while they all still have that new council smell, and are filled with optimism and joy, councillors should work together to ...

Newcomer Winnipeg city councillors ready to hit ground running

Sunday, 02 November 2014

"I have to check to see what projects are on the go and that we're committed to in my ward so I can get up speed on all of them," said Dobson, who defeated two-term councillor Grant Nordman in his fourth attempt at a seat on council. Dobson figures he ...

Fourth time's the charm for Dobson in St. Charles

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

After his fourth campaign for the St. Charles council seat, Shawn Dobson beat out incumbent Grant Nordman in this year's civic election. Dobson beat out five other candidates with 5,040 votes, or 38.53 per cent. Nordman came in second with 3,972 votes ...

Taxpayers giving pricey parting gift to departing councillors

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Long-serving councillors such as Coun. Justin Swandel and Coun. Grant Nordman will take home an estimated $60,222 and $54,562, respectively. Meanwhile, Katz's 10 years as mayor has earned him a whopping $87,863 in severance, according to Craig's ...

Meet your new city councillors

Thursday, 23 October 2014

"I'm really surprised, especially with that many people on the ballot," Dobson said of surpassing six opponents, including incumbent Grant Nordman. "I'm still shell-shocked ... It's going to be a learning curve, for sure, but lots of stuff has to be ...

Random facts about Winnipeg Votes – Decision 2014

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Brian Bowman was rising fast. For the first time Judy Wasylycia-Leis wasn't the runaway leader, Gord Steeves had fallen well out of contention, and Robert-Falcon Ouellette was also rising. Most of that held up on election night (though who would have ...

Dobson unseats incumbent Nordman in St. Charles

Thursday, 23 October 2014

This was the third time the two had gone head-to-head in St. Charles, with Nordman coming out on top in the last civic election. Dobson, who works at St. James School Division as a journeyman carpenter, also came out ahead of fellow candidates Eric ...

Out with old and in with new

Thursday, 23 October 2014

In St. Charles, two-term Tory councillor Grant Nordman, another Katz loyalist, was defeated by the apparently unaligned Shawn Dobson. And in Daniel McIntyre, NDP-affiliated Cindy Gilroy knocked off six-term fellow leftie Harvey Smith in her second ...

Out with old and in with new

Thursday, 23 October 2014

In St. Charles, two-term Tory councillor Grant Nordman, another Katz loyalist, was defeated by the apparently unaligned Shawn Dobson. And in Daniel McIntyre, NDP-affiliated Cindy Gilroy knocked off six-term fellow leftie Harvey Smith in her second ...

Some new faces join city hall, while some familiar faces return

Thursday, 23 October 2014

In the St. Charles ward Shawn Dobson unseated Grant Nordman. St. Boniface elected Matt Allard as their new councillor after Dan Vandal stepped aside to run in the next federal election. In St. Norbert Justin Swandel has resigned to pursue real estate ...

5 things to know about the Winnipeg election

Thursday, 23 October 2014

In what perhaps was a sign of Winnipeggers' dissatisfaction with the state of affairs at city hall, Grant Nordman in St. Charles was beaten by Shawn Dobson, Thomas Steen in Elmwood-East Kildonan was beaten by Jason Schreyer and Harvey Smith in Daniel ...

Out with old and in with new

Thursday, 23 October 2014

In St. Charles, two-term Tory councillor Grant Nordman, another Katz loyalist, was defeated by the apparently unaligned Shawn Dobson. And in Daniel McIntyre, NDP-affiliated Cindy Gilroy knocked off six-term fellow leftie Harvey Smith in her second ...

Dobson finds his groove in fourth election attempt

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The St. James School Division employee knocked off St. Charles incumbent Grant Nordman. He pulled in 5,040 votes, outpacing Nordman's 3,972 and Eric Holland's 2,129. It was also his third time facing off against Nordman, who defeated him by 2,000 votes ...


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