2022 Winnipeg Election Results
Candidate in the River East - Transcona - 2 Trustee Candidates race.
Glenn can be reached on social media, at [email protected], or by calling 204-228-4666.
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Glenn Buffie - River East - Transcona - 2
What got you into politics?
I was raised in a family setting where volunteering and board involvement was a foundation of enriching and making our communities and peoples life better. I understand the importance of strong public education for our students and
considers myself a strategic and inclusive professional with a collaborative leadership style, complemented by a strong work ethic known for driving positive and long-lasting change. Everyone has a place in the RETSD success that includes teachers and their associations, parent groups, provincial curriculum advisors, school administration and consultants. I have always been part of a mindset that when we ensure that all voices are heard and thru consensus, due diligence and ensuring we are doing the right thing for the right reason we can have success.
What experience will you bring to compliment your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?
I have always had a strong sense of community and commitment to working to advance youth initiatives, to better their lives and programs that enrich their future. I was raised in a large family where emphasis was put on our school studies as my father was teacher. I have a extensive resumes of working on boards locally in River East and across the city and province in leadership roles and I would like to continue that as a RETSD Trustee. I have worked tirelessly in the past with governments of all political backgrounds to get funding, make our case for a fair share and put forward our priorities to the betterment of the
organizations I have worked with. The government must make education their very top priority and fund it fully well past the annual cost of living increases and I would advocate for that along with the rest of the board vigorously and respectively.
What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee), and why are these issues important to you?
I believe that we need to ensure that the entire division be united and focused on ensuring that our student outcomes is our top priority and come together on curriculum and process to achieve goals in the Report and Planning for Student Success. There has been gains but we still fall short and must do better to prepare our students for their future. We need the ability to raise levies if necessary and work with the provincial and city to better fund the RETSD so that this financial inequity is rectified and we have the funds to properly educate. Having 4 children go thru the RETSD program and graduate I was witness to the struggles that each of them had at times and we must ensure that we have funding in place, support staff and mechanisms to identify these issues and create better learning outcomes for them
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
My website is glennbuffie4restdschooltrustee.com and I believe that I have proven
experience having lived in RETSD Ward 2 for 30 years raising 4 children, all graduates in RETSD. I have
intimate knowledge of the challenges that students, teachers, and parents encounter in the school
system. I am committed to ensuring fiscal accountability and a strong funding model, better outcomes
on our educational priorities in the RETSD Report & Planning for Student Success along with strong
mental health supports. Throughout my board and volunteer work I have made myself available to meet, discuss and address concerns with the community, working with youth and parents alike.
Past Volunteer work
Instructor, Red River College Continuing Education
Board Member, Valley Gardens Community Club
President, River East Minor Hockey Association
Vice President, AA Winnipeg Minor Hockey Association
President, Manitoba Print Industry of Manitoba
Treasurer, Manitoba Community Newspaper Association
Adjudicator, Manitoba Residential Appeals Board
Board Member, Manitoba Inline Hockey Association
Board Member, Canadian Inline Hockey Association
Board Member, Steinbach Chamber of Commerce
Regional Director, PC Party of Manitoba
News that mentions Glenn Buffie
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October 27, 2022
CTV - ... Ward 1 Colleen Carswell* (ACCLAIMED) Sheri Irwin (ACCLAIMED) Ward 2 Rod Giesbrecht* (ELECTED) Sheri Hanson (ELECTED) Amalia Slobogian Glenn Buffie Curtis Bilewitch Ward 3 Brianne Goertzen* (ELECTED) Keith Morrison* (ELECTED) Matthew Parkinson Ward 4 Susan Olyniuk* (ELECTED) Brenda Bage...
September 22, 2022
Winnipeg Free Press - ...1 – two trustees to be elected: Colleen Carswell (acclaimed), Sheri Irwin (acclaimed). Ward 2 – two trustees to be elected: Curtis Bilewitch, Glenn Buffie, Sheri Hanson, Rod Giesbrecht, Amalia Slobogian. Ward 3 – two trustees to be elected: Brianne Goertzen, Keith Morrison, Matthew Parkinson. Ward...