2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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Greg McFarlane

Candidate in the 2014 Seven Oaks - 2 School Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

Why did you decide to run in the 2014 School Board Election?

My passion has always been focused towards the new generation. My experience as a recruiter and advocate for young people entering the workforce has drawn my attention to the growing need for workforce preparedness skills. I believe we can do better. As a new father, I want to ensure that my child and his peers are better prepared by our school system.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as School Trustee?

I have worked with a variety of organizations, committees and youth agencies during my time as a labour leader. I view myself as an advocate for young workers in Manitoba. I have prepared and chaired meetings, and have experience in Parliamentary procedure. I have a strong work ethic and pay close attention to detail. I have gained valuable budgeting skills while making major decisions on the allocation of resources. I am able to think outside the box while contributing to a collaborative team environment.

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

My overall focus as a School Trustee will be to increase the resources available to our students. This includes improvement to recreational facilities and green spaces, after-hours access to school gymnasiums and increased child care programs. My vision includes a reallocation of funding for enrichment programs, math, science and arts education as well as an increase in support staff within the schools to ensure maximum benefit for our students. This is important to me because investing in our students basic needs for education and recreation will directly benefit them as they grow into active citizenship within our community.

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

Seven Oaks excels at welcoming the diversity of our students and our community. I believe that the programs we currently have in place are beneficial. However, I recognize that there is always room for improvement. I grew up in Seven Oaks and I went to school in this division. Now that I have my own family here, I want to give back to the community that helped shape me into the person that I am today.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

Being the only province in Canada where the School Trustees set the taxation rate, I will push for a change in how the Public School system is funded so it is less of a burden on the ratepayer. I am a firm advocate for transparency and accountability. I will strive for an open and fair budget process.

I look forward to bringing my unique and innovative solutions to the Seven Oaks SchooI Board Office. As a representative of the new generation, my fresh perspective can bring forth the positive changes that our community needs.


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News that Mentions Greg McFarlane

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Extending Chief Peguis Trail

Tuesday, 02 December 2014

Dennis Mosalowski, a Margaret Park resident, echoed Sharma's thoughts regarding grade separation. "You notice on Bishop Grandin, they don't have really any interchanges there and traffic gets kind of crazy," Mosalowski said. Greg McFarlane, an Amber ...

School trustee election results

Friday, 24 October 2014

In addition to voting for mayor and city council, Winnipeggers voted for its school boards last Wednesday. Here is a list of school trustee winners in wards covered by The Times: Seven Oaks Ward 2 (four elected) • Greg McFarlane — 4,676 votes (16.07 ...

Progressive candidates win big in WSD

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Rookies elected across the city Wednesday included Cindy Turner and Josie Landry in Louis Riel; Greg McFarlane, Maria Santos and Diane Cameron in Seven Oaks; John Mulligan in St. James-Assiniboia; Brian Olynik and Jerry Sodomlak in River East ...

Progressive candidates win big in WSD

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Rookies elected across the city Wednesday included Cindy Turner and Josie Landry in Louis Riel; Greg McFarlane, Maria Santos and Diane Cameron in Seven Oaks; John Mulligan in St. James-Assiniboia; Brian Olynik and Jerry Sodomlak in River East ...

Voters stick with status quo for school boards

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

River East Transcona elected newcomers Brian Olynik, Rod Giesbrecht, and Jerry Sodomlak, while Seven Oaks will see rookies Greg McFarlane, Diane Cameron, and Maria Santos. Olynik and Giesbrecht were previous board members who retired in 2010 to ...

It's election day — get out and vote

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Today — Weds., Oct. 22 — is municipal election day across Manitoba. Here's a list of all the candidates running for city councillor and school trustee in areas served by The Times. All polling stations in Winnipeg are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.. For ...

Seven Oaks School Division, Ward 2 candidates

Monday, 20 October 2014

The candidates running for school trustee in the Seven Oaks School Division's Ward 2 are incumbents Derek Dabee and Cory Juan as well as newcomers Diane Cameron, Chris Clacio, Michele Kading, Greg McFarlane, Dennis Ruggles, Maria Santos and ...

Only 36% of Winnipeggers say city hall is doing a good job

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

She has to go, Hrynyk is no better, on a walk today I noticed signs for a Greg Mcfarlane. I'm voting for him so that I don't have to spoil my ballet. By the way, did Sharma open her mouth once at a council meeting in the last 4 years, a real do nothing.

City council incumbents draw criticism for electiontime funding announcements

Monday, 22 September 2014

QMI_WS20131021BD14 Point Douglas Coun. Mike Pagtakhan has already made one funding or program announcement this month, and another is on its way on Tuesday. Such announcements are against the rules for provincial politicians during an ...


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