2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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Eric Holland

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?

Like so many of us, I could not believe what I was reading about the financial train wrecks and questionable behaviour occurring on what seemed like a daily basis at City Hall. I grew increasingly frustrated over what I viewed as gross mismanagement and the failure of some City Council members and senior civic officials to do what is right. I concluded it was time to take the step to enter the race to replace our current Councillor for St. Charles. I feel Mr. Nordman is ineffective at representing the residents of our great area of Winnipeg or the city in general. We need change, which includes a new Councillor for St. Charles who is acting in the best interest of the people of our neighbourhood and not one who is loyal to the Mayor and work only to fulfill their agenda and further their causes. Mr. Nordman has been well rewarded for his unwavering loyalty, but that is not why St. Charles residents sent him to City Hall. I believe my knowledge, experience and unwillingness to compromise my integrity equip me to take on what will surely be significant challenges facing the new City Council.

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

I have been employed by the Province of Manitoba for 28 years. I hold the position of Standards Officer with the Procurement Branch - Department of Infrastructure and Transportation. I am responsible for establishing the standards and developing specifications relating to the goods purchased across all government departments. This ensures we receive maximum value for the dollars spent by Manitoban’s and that we are purchasing goods which meet or exceed the requirements of national and/or international standards relating to quality and safety.

If selected by the residents of St. Charles Ward to be their representative on Winnipeg City Council, I will take this same attitude, work ethic and desire to do what is right with me to 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?

My integrity, honesty and behaving in a way my family will be proud of are things I am not willing to compromise on and are certainly not for sale. If successful on October 22nd I will take that belief to City Hall with me and fulfill my responsibilities with integrity and humility.

I have the experience and willingness to take on the challenge of reviewing and amending the purchasing policies of the City of Winnipeg. For instance, the Chief Administrative Officer has had the authority to award a non-tendered, single source contract to a developer or supplier up to the value of ten million dollars. From every angle you view this policy, it is absurd. The external auditors tasked with reviewing questionable financial decisions made at City Hall agreed and recommended that figure be slashed down to one million dollars. I believe that spending threshold is still much higher than it should be and I will work to bring this more in line with acceptable practices of other municipalities. The current policy could easily be used to undermine the proven and accepted practice of fair and transparent competition through the open tendering process and I feel this needs fixing.

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

This is an amazing part of Winnipeg. So many of the residents grew up in this neighbourhood and when it came time to start our own families and purchase a home, we stay and do so here. This speaks to the attitude we have about our neighbourhood and the quality of life we enjoy. To represent St. Charles ward at Winnipeg City Council would be such an honour and I would serve with tremendous respect and humility for the privilege to do so.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

After working in government for 28 years, I feel I have the experience and skill to navigate what can certainly be a challenging and cumbersome bureaucracy.


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News that Mentions Eric Holland

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

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Eric Holland received 2,129 votes (16.28 per cent), Don Woodstock received 905 votes (6.92 per cent), Dwight Hildebrandt received 791 votes (6.05 per cent), and Geoff Borden received 244 votes (1.87 per cent). Nordman held the position for eight years, ...

Dobson unseats incumbent Nordman in St. Charles

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Dobson, who works at St. James School Division as a journeyman carpenter, also came out ahead of fellow candidates Eric Holland, Don Woodstock, Dwight Hildebrandt, and Geoff Borden. Dobson joins a number of fresh faces on city council along with ...

Dobson finds his groove in fourth election attempt

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

And in his fourth election, Shawn Dobson finally succeeded in becoming a city councillor. 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 ...

Judy WasylyciaLeis decisively defeated

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

St. Charles. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 Shawn DOBSON 35.84% Grant NORDMAN 30.85% Eric HOLLAND 19.18% Don WOODSTOCK 7.51% Dwight HILDEBRANDT 4.71% Geoff BORDEN 1.91% 525 452 281 110 69 28 ...

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, ...

Bartley Kives on 5 obstacles for new mayor and city council

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

St. Charles. Don WOODSTOCK 0; Dwight HILDEBRANDT 0; Eric HOLLAND 0; Geoff BORDEN 0; Grant NORDMAN 0; Shawn DOBSON 0. St. James - Brooklands. Bryan METCALFE 0; Fred MORRIS 0; Scott GILLINGHAM 0; Stefan JONASSON 0. St. Norbert.

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

St. Charles. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 Shawn DOBSON Grant NORDMAN Eric HOLLAND Don WOODSTOCK Dwight HILDEBRANDT Geoff BORDEN 5040 3972 2129 905 791 244 ...

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

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

St. Charles. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 Shawn DOBSON 35.84% Grant NORDMAN 30.85% Eric HOLLAND 19.18% Don WOODSTOCK 7.51% Dwight HILDEBRANDT 4.71% Geoff BORDEN 1.91% 525 452 281 110 69 28 ...

Orlikow likely winner in River Heights

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

St. Charles. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 Shawn DOBSON 35.84% Grant NORDMAN 30.85% Eric HOLLAND 19.18% Don WOODSTOCK 7.51% Dwight HILDEBRANDT 4.71% Geoff BORDEN 1.91% 525 452 281 110 69 28 ...

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 wins reelection in Fort RougeEast Fort Garry

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

St. Charles. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 100 200 300 400 500 Shawn DOBSON 35.84% Grant NORDMAN 30.85% Eric HOLLAND 19.18% Don WOODSTOCK 7.51% Dwight HILDEBRANDT 4.71% Geoff BORDEN 1.91% 525 452 281 110 69 28 ...

Mike Pagtakhan reelected in Point Douglas

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

St. Charles. Created with Raphaël 2.1.0 Votes % 0 1000 2000 3000 4000 5000 Shawn DOBSON Grant NORDMAN Eric HOLLAND Don WOODSTOCK Dwight HILDEBRANDT Geoff BORDEN 5040 3972 2129 905 791 244 ...

The races to watch on election night

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

He's battling Geoff Borden, Shawn Dobson, Dwight Hildebrandt, Eric Holland, and Don Woodstock. Old Kildonan. Following a tepid first term in office, Devi Sharma does battle this time around with Donovan Martin and former Winnipeg School Division chair ...

Campaign flyers calling Grant Nordman an 'SOB' not mine: Hildebrandt

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

The photocopied leaflet makes several negative statements about current councillor Grant Nordman and candidates Shawn Dobson and Eric Holland. It also implores voters to support Hildebrandt. “These flyers were published without my authorization, and ...

Race for Winnipeg council: CharleswoodTuxedo, St. Charles and St. James ...

Thursday, 16 October 2014

That question will be answered on Oct. 22, as Grant Nordman faces challengers Don Woodstock, Dwight Hildebrandt, Geoff Borden, Shawn Dobson and Eric Holland for his council seat. Holland, Borden and Woodstock all took aim at Nordman, saying many ...

Six seek St. Charles seat

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Those scandals so offended Eric Holland, who works for the Government of Manitoba's procurement branch and knows about proper tendering and contracting, he decided to jump into politics for the first time. He called the city's handling of the fire ...

Six seek St. Charles seat

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Several people are waging well-organized and credible campaigns against Coun. Grant Nordman, who they say was silent during round after round of real estate and construction scandals at city hall. Those scandals so offended Eric Holland, who works for ...

St. Charles ward sees five candidates running against incumbent Nordman

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

An incumbent councillor in west Winnipeg has a host of opponents lining up to take his job. Five candidates are running against two-term councillor Grant Nordman in the St. Charles ward. Eric Holland oversees purchases made by the province, Liberal ...

St. Charles Ward city councillor candidates

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Name:Eric Holland. Age: 56. Occupation: Standards officer for the Province of Manitoba Procurement Services Branch. Why he's running: "City council has no shortage of issues needing to be addressed. I have worked for the Province of Manitoba for 28 ...

St. Charles Ward city councillor candidates

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Name:Eric Holland. Age: 56. Occupation: Standards officer for the Province of Manitoba Procurement Services Branch. Why he's running: "City council has no shortage of issues needing to be addressed. I have worked for the Province of Manitoba for 28 ...

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

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

The week after Labour Day means three things in Winnipeg: unhappy schoolchildren, even unhappier Bombers fans and the realization the municipal election campaign has entered the so-called serious phase. If you've managed to avoid the election so far, ...

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

Tuesday, 02 September 2014

The week after Labour Day means three things in Winnipeg: unhappy schoolchildren, even unhappier Bombers fans and the realization the municipal election campaign has entered the so-called serious phase. If you've managed to avoid the election so far, ...


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