2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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George Baars-Wilhelm

Candidate in the 2014 Transcona Council Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

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

I have been approached over the years to get involved in politics. Lately those voices asking me to participate have been growing stronger. People I talk with are tired of the same old, same old at city hall. They want city hall and councillors to act responsibly. They want cooperation at all levels, and they are tired of the bickering.

I want to be the next city councillor in Transcona. I want to bring new and fresh ideas to City Hall. There are many challenges to tackle, but I know with your support I can be part of the change needed at City Hall. I want to represent the best interests of the people of Transcona.

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

I believe my strong skill to listen and to care about peoples needs sets me above the others. My experience working with a political party, non-profits and community groups gives me a greater understanding of what makes a community thrive, grow and prosper.

Working in the private sector and having run my own business gives me the business prospective. Throughout my career in the non-profit world and in the private sector I have learned to approach issues in a very balance manner.

I have held a number of board positions, ranging from Board member to Chairperson, with a diverse range of organizations. I know how important the volunteering is to the community.

Transcona needs a strong voice, with new and fresh ideas to continue on the path of growth, renewal and sustainability, that will continue to make Transcona an amazing and thriving community. I can and want to be that voice at city hall.

My campaign material says “ Let George Do It”

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

Fixing City Hall: Create a more cooperative city hall, partnering and working together to get the job done.

Fiscal Prudence: It is your money and city hall must be more fiscally responsible with the resources it oversees.

Seniors Concerns: With our growing population have to work with all stakeholders to come up with tangible plans on increasing/building affordable housing units.

Rebuilding Infrastructure: City Hall and Council must prioritize and come up with better ways to do infrastructure repairs. There needs to be more planning between City Hall, its departments and other stakeholders, such as Waste and Water, Manitoba Hydro, and others.

Improved snow clearing: Sidewalks need to be cleared to concrete, and snow removal in back-lanes must be done more frequently and thoroughly. People with mobility issues, health issues and seniors will need safe clear sidewalks in order to make it safely to these new community mail boxes.

Off-leash dog areas: I want to work with WINDOG and other stakeholder and create a working group to come up with a plan to create and sustain off-leash dog areas throughout the city. Every region of the city should have several areas where dog owners can let their pets run free.

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

Transcona is a wonderful community. I think the one thing that I have seen over the years is the communities’ resilience and caring. We care for our community and the people living here. It is a place where neighbours talk and watch out for each other. It makes me proud to be living is such a community.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

While going door to door talking with the people of Transcona they had many things to say.

People don’t like the way city hall works, they would like to see the bickering stop and for things to get done.

They are very upset in the way our snow clearing is done. It is even more important to have sidewalks “cleared to concrete” because Canada Post is implementing community mail-boxes.

They are annoyed with the 311 system and would like to see it revamped or dismantled.

They would like to see the city do a much better job in rebuilding our infrastructure

The citizens of Transcona want city hall to stop wasting resources

Transcona needs a strong voice, with new and fresh ideas to continue on the path of growth, renewal and sustainability, that will continue to make Transcona an amazing and thriving community. I can and want to be that voice at city hall.

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Wyatt's reign in Transcona continues

Thursday, 23 October 2014

The other two candidates in the race, Blessing Feschuk and George Baars-Wilhelm, received 507 (3.69 per cent) and 470 (3.42 per cent) votes respectively. "This is made possible by the dedication and support I receive from you," Wyatt told over 100 ...

Judy WasylyciaLeis decisively defeated

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Transcona. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 Russ WYATT 54.19% Ray ULASY 35.94% George BAARS-WILHELM 5.06% Blessing FESCHUK 4.81% 867 575 81 77. Create infographics. Charleswood-Tuxedo | Create ...

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 ...

Wyatt reinstated in Transcona

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fellow candidates George Baars-Wilhelm and Blessing Feschuk both received less than four per cent of the vote. Submit a News Tip Report an Error. Fact Check. Have you found an error, or know of something we've missed in one of our stories? Please use ...

Cindy Gilroy defeats longtime Daniel McIntyre incumbent Harvey Smith

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Transcona. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 Russ WYATT Ray ULASY George BAARS-WILHELM Blessing FESCHUK 7418 3808 458 438. Create infographics. Charleswood-Tuxedo | Create Infographics ...

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

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Transcona. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 Russ WYATT 54.19% Ray ULASY 35.94% George BAARS-WILHELM 5.06% Blessing FESCHUK 4.81% 867 575 81 77. Create infographics. Charleswood-Tuxedo | Create ...

Wyatt reinstated in Transcona

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Fellow candidates George Baars-Wilhelm and Blessing Feschuk both received less than four per cent of the vote. Submit a News Tip Report an Error. Fact Check. Have you found an error, or know of something we've missed in one of our stories? Please use ...

Orlikow likely winner in River Heights

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Transcona. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 Russ WYATT 54.19% Ray ULASY 35.94% George BAARS-WILHELM 5.06% Blessing FESCHUK 4.81% 867 575 81 77. Create infographics. Charleswood-Tuxedo | Create ...

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.

Mike Pagtakhan reelected in Point Douglas

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Transcona. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 6000 7000 Russ WYATT Ray ULASY George BAARS-WILHELM Blessing FESCHUK 7418 3808 458 438. Create infographics. Charleswood-Tuxedo | Create Infographics ...

Gerbasi wins reelection in Fort RougeEast Fort Garry

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Transcona. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800 Russ WYATT 54.19% Ray ULASY 35.94% George BAARS-WILHELM 5.06% Blessing FESCHUK 4.81% 867 575 81 77. Create infographics. Charleswood-Tuxedo | Create ...

Four seeking Transcona council seat

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Russ Wyatt instead opted to remain in the race for his civic seat, which he's held since 2002. Three challengers are also in the race: Ray Ulasy, Blessing Feschuk, and George Baars-Wilhelm. (Note: Candidates were asked to provide their ages. Some did ...

Race for Winnipeg council: ElmwoodEast Kildonan, North Kildonan and ...

Wednesday, 08 October 2014

Blessing Feschuk, a health-care aide, and George Baars-Wilhelm, who has ties to the Manitoba Liberal Party, both believe they'd bring “fresh” ideas to city hall. “Transcona needs someone who is focused on being Transcona's advocate for fresh, friendly ...

Wyatt jumps back in council race after previously saying he wouldn't run

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Two candidates who registered to run in Transcona on Monday said they will likely bow out now that Wyatt is back in the race. Blessing Feschuk and Ray Ulasy are the other nominated hopefuls. George Baars-Wilhelm is a registered candidate as well.

Russ Wyatt back in the civic election race; pinkyswears he's staying in this time

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

... the federal Liberal Party to seek the nomination. “It was a vote of confidence, which I greatly appreciated and it caused me to think.” A fourth candidate, George Baars-Wilhelm, also put in his nomination papers for the Transcona ward on Tuesday ...

Transcona ward up for grabs in Winnipeg civic election

Monday, 15 September 2014

A third possible candidate, George Baars-Wilhelm, has not filed his nomination papers as of Monday evening. Feschuk, a nursing student who is not connected to any political party, says she decided just a few days ago to enter the race. "We fix the road ...


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