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Norm Miller

Candidate in the 2014 Fort Rouge - East Fort Garry Council Ward race.

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

There has become a total disconnect between the citizens, the elected leaders of the City, and the senior bureaucrats who manage the day-to-day administration of the City affairs. Many of the senior bureaucrats appear to think that the citizens are an unpleasant nuisance to the efficient management of their Departments and the elected leaders are in too cozy a relationship with the bureaucrats to have the will to "crack the whip" that they collectively hold in their hands, in defence of the citizens. The water main problems (on I believe it was Laxdale Blvd.) where there were at least 10 breaks in 8 weeks last winter and the residents were told that replacement of the mains was scheduled only for the summer of 2015 and that nothing could be done before that date is one example - and then Charles Adler got involved and the scheduling was moved up to 2014. Another example of the senior bureaucracy run amok is where a citizen in my ward ran afoul of a junior bureaucrat in the Neighbourhood Liveability Dept. over his determination that certain items on the citizen's property were "garbage" and had to be immediately removed.

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

The citizen appealed the bureaucrat's Order to the appropriate Council sub-committee (after paying a $250 appeal fee) but was unable to appear on the appeal date because he was ill. The citizen notified the City Clerk of the illness before the scheduled meeting requesting an adjournment, however, the agents for the head of the Dept.,Clive Wightman, forced the Chairman, Scott Fielding, to hold the hearing in the absence of the citizen and a decision against the citizen was registered. In due course the City bureaucracy attended at the citizen's property , removed what they considered "garbage" in a 1 hour operation and added a total of $840.00 to the citizen's property tax bill to "cover the cost" of the 1 hour "garbage" removal. These stories are legion. They are happening all over the City. Is it any wonder that every young family that is able to move to one of the many "bedroom communities" surrounding Winnipeg has done so, is in the process of doing so or is waiting for the outcome of this election before they decide to do so? I am a retired financial professional ( accountant) and I can clearly see where Winnipeg is headed.

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

And it is not a pretty place. Everyone had better get ready for at least a 25% property tax increase over the next 4 years, because the "day of reckoning" is right around the corner. I am not standing for issues so much as trying to warn my fellow citizens about issues that are not being discussed during this election. I am a finance guy, not a trained nurse or musician (God bless them both). I have seen many businesses fail because of poor management, inattention to customer needs, employee hostility/vindictiveness and I see it again in the City of Winnipeg. The City of Winnipeg is on the verge of a very nasty war with its "bedroom communities" over the "poaching" by those communities of its long term tax base ie: financially stable young families in search of safe, clean and friendly communities where they can put down roots and raise their children - with much lower property taxes than are assessed in Winnipeg for the same type of property. The buzz word is "transparency". I am a finance guy and I don't have a clue as to the long term state of the City's finances. Do you?

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

For instance, what is the "unfunded pension liability" that the City is going to have to pay out to its retired employees over the next 20 years and how is this debt going to be retired while at the same time that major infrastructure (another buzz word) renewal ABSOLUTELY HAS TO BE DONE. This Ward has to be one of the most unique on the continent. It runs from Waterfront Drive in The Forks to North/South Drive in Fort Garry, to the "Gates" of Armstrong Point, Maryland St. to Portage Ave. to the Red River and down to the St. Vital bridge, along Churchill Drive to Jubilee Ave. to Pembina Hwy. The Ward includes both #1 Wellington Crescent and considerably lesser residences on Langside St. It has Osborne Village (one of the best residential areas in Canada), night people, day people, straight people, gay people, black people, white people, asian people, aboriginal and metis people, former Russian, American, Chinese, European, Indian, Pakistani, German and Jewish people, very rich people and "bag ladies" all living together in (relative) peace. A true touch stone for the Museum Of Human Rights.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I am a father, a retired accountant, a former Official Agent for a Federal Green Party candidate, a former member of the Federal Green Party, someone who grew up in a nice, loving, middle class family with the associated toys. I have been a long term resident of "The Village" and it has softened many of my rough and radical edges. But when the accountants start getting angry WATCH OUT.


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News that Mentions Norm Miller

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Gerbasi gets 'right back to work'

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Gerbasi faced off against Norm Miller and Shane Nestruck for the seat. Miller pulled in 2,152 votes (13.46 per cent) and Nestruck garnered 2,086 votes (13.04 per cent). Overall 15,994 people, or 47.26 per cent of eligible voters, turned out in Fort ...

Gerbasi holds down Fort RougeEast Fort Garry

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Jenny Gerbasi has won a fifth term as councillor for Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry. The city council veteran won out over ward activist Shane Nestruck and Norm Miller to easily claim a chance to represent her south-central Winnipeg ward until 2018.

Judy WasylyciaLeis decisively defeated

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fort Rouge - East Fort Garry. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 1200 1300 Jenny GERBASI 74.72% Norm MILLER 13.55% Shane NESTRUCK 11.73% 1351 245 212 ...

Live election coverage

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

One of the unlikeliest runs in this city's political history was capped Wednesday as voters vaulted Brian Bowman, a virtual unknown a matter of months ago, into the mayor's chair in a stunning comeback that left a frontrunner staggered. Bowman, who ...

Live election coverage

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

One of the unlikeliest runs in this city's political history was capped Wednesday as voters vaulted Brian Bowman, a virtual unknown a matter of months ago, into the mayor's chair in a stunning comeback that left a frontrunner staggered. Bowman, who ...

Jason Schreyer wins in ElmwoodEast Kildonan

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Jason Schreyer, a city council candidate in Elmwood-East Kildonan, works in his Jason Schreyer has won election in Elmwood-East Kildonan. He's seen here working in his campaign office on Stadacona Street with son Jared, 5, on his lap on Wed., Oct. 15, ...

Results of the 2014 City of Winnipeg election

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

There were a few surprises last night, with two incumbents upset and four wards with wide-open races. Winnipeg, here's your new council. Winner is on top of each list. Mayor. Brian Bowman 111,504. Judy Wasylycia-Leis 58,440. Robert Falcon Ouellette ...

Cindy Gilroy defeats longtime Daniel McIntyre incumbent Harvey Smith

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fort Rouge - East Fort Garry. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 8000 9000 10000 11000 Jenny GERBASI Norm MILLER Shane NESTRUCK 11756 2152 2086 ...

New councillors in St. Boniface, St. Charles, St. Norbert

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fort Rouge - East Fort Garry. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 1200 1300 Jenny GERBASI 74.72% Norm MILLER 13.55% Shane NESTRUCK 11.73% 1351 245 212 ...

Orlikow likely winner in River Heights

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fort Rouge - East Fort Garry. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 1200 1300 Jenny GERBASI 74.72% Norm MILLER 13.55% Shane NESTRUCK 11.73% 1351 245 212 ...

Mike Pagtakhan reelected in Point Douglas

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fort Rouge - East Fort Garry. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 1200 1300 Jenny GERBASI 74.72% Norm MILLER 13.55% Shane NESTRUCK 11.73% 1351 245 212 ...

Gerbasi wins reelection in Fort RougeEast Fort Garry

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fort Rouge - East Fort Garry. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 900 1000 1100 1200 1300 Jenny GERBASI 74.72% Norm MILLER 13.55% Shane NESTRUCK 11.73% 1351 245 212 ...

Ross Eadie wins in Mynarski

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Eadie Coun. Ross Eadie announced on Wednesday that he's handing the money to the North Point Douglas Women's Centre for a purchase of Winnipeg Transit fare tickets for the organization's clients, many of whom have low incomes.

Gerbasi holds down FortRougeEast Fort Garry

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Jenny Gerbasi has won a fifth term as councillor for Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry. The city council veteran won out over ward activist Shane Nestruck and Norm Miller to easily claim a chance to represent her south-central Winnipeg ward until 2018.

Transit emerges as issue in Fort Rouge ward race

Monday, 20 October 2014

... I was a kid and a grandfather who was an engineer, I was sort of into this stuff as a kid as I grew up in Montreal and watched all the failures," said Nestruck. A third candidate is running in the ward. Norman Miller couldn't be reached for comment ...

Three compete in Fort Rouge East Fort Garry

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Incumbent Jenny Gerbasi is hoping to add another four years to her 16-year run as city councillor while challengers Shane Nestruck and Norm Miller look to unseat her. Miller did not return our requests for an interview by press time.

Race for Winnipeg council: Fort Rouge, River HeightsFort Garry, Daniel McIntyre

Thursday, 02 October 2014

Considered a safe seat for incumbent Jenny Gerbasi, however, rivals Shane Nestruck and Norm Miller are hoping to channel the desire for change at the mayoral level to the councillor level. Nestruck said his experience on the campaign trail is that many ...

City confidential: How Winnipeg's election campaign is shaping up

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

In Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry, Jenny Gerbasi (first elected in 1998) faces familiar foe Shane Nestruck and newcomer Norman Miller. In North Kildonan, Jeff Browaty (first elected in 2006) is up against the labour-endorsed Evan Comstock and Andrew ...

City confidential: How Winnipeg's election campaign is shaping up

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

In Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry, Jenny Gerbasi (first elected in 1998) faces familiar foe Shane Nestruck and newcomer Norman Miller. In North Kildonan, Jeff Browaty (first elected in 2006) is up against the labour-endorsed Evan Comstock and Andrew ...


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