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Glenn Churchill - St. Norbert - Seine River
Why did you decide to run in the 2018 (Winnipeg Civic Election / School Board Election)?
There are two main reasons why I decided to run. First, I believe that City Council is missing important skills that allow them to properly oversee the City’s infrastructure projects and use taxpayers’ money effectively. That’s one reason why I ran in the 2014 election, and that’s why I’m running now. The current members of City Council still haven’t been able to ask the right questions and get the right answers from the administration about important large projects – no one on Council has practical knowledge or skills in this area. I understand how these projects work; I will be able to ask the right questions, get answers and save our tax dollars. I’m tired of reading the news about the latest scandal or mistake that ultimately costs you and I on our tax bills.
The second reason I am running is the most important reason, at least personally, which is community service. For the past 30 years I’ve volunteered my time in our neighbourhood as a coach, a board member, a police service volunteer and most recently helped establish the River Park South Community Association. I want to stay at the grass roots and work on improving our neighbourhood.
What experience will you bring to complement your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?
My current career focus is as a transportation engineer and project manager, employed with a local consulting company. The top concern of Winnipeggers over the past decade has consistently been the state of our infrastructure. With my background, I have deep knowledge of road, bridge, water and sewer projects, active transportation networks, and how large-scale projects work. I will use this knowledge to bring legitimate oversight to multi-million dollar projects to ensure taxpayer money is being spent effectively. In order to properly govern, knowledge of the subject matter is required. I have the knowledge and skills to ask the right questions and get answers, which will reduce the waste of taxpayer money we’ve seen recently.
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?
City-wide, I would like to pursue funding for our sewer infrastructure deficit. The City requires billions of dollars to upgrade our sewer system and prevent raw sewage overflow into our river system. Currently, all the funding is City supplied only. No other levels of government assist with this much needed work. I’d like to press the Province and the Federal governments to provide matching funding for these projects.
Ward specific, I’d like work on getting more of our streets repaired and paved, especially with the 50%+ increase in the road budget that will be realized over the next 5 years. Recreation facilities in the south end of city are needed. A splash pad and outdoor pool are on my radar. The south Perimeter Highway reconstruction will affect everyone in our ward. I want to be able to use my knowledge to ensure the massive, multi-year project reflects what the residents need and want.
What is something that you appreciate about the (City of Winnipeg / the ward / the school ward or school division) you wish to represent?
I have lived in this ward for over 35 years. I grew up in Fort Richmond, graduated from FRC and currently live in River Park South. I am looking forward to representing residents from all neighbourhoods within the ward with an open mind. I have no biases towards any one area over another. The ward has many distinct and unique areas, all with their own pros and cons. This makes the ward an enjoyable place to live. I want to be able to work on diverse challenges that will help increase the vitality and liveability of the neighbourhood.
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
City Hall is only as good as the sum of it’s parts. Just like a hockey team, you need different people with different skill sets on that team to be successful. Currently, Council has members that are lawyers, community advocates, and others that know government processes. But what is lacking on Council is someone with technical skills and knowledge. City Council is approving millions of dollars of infrastructure work every year. They depend on administration to supply them with the information they need to make these decisions. But no one there has the background knowledge to be able to question administration effectively. We have all seen projects that have gone way over budget, over time, or failed to even get off the ground, all due to a lack of proper oversight. I have the ability to correct this and stop the mistakes that erode of our tax dollars.
News that mentions Glenn Churchill
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October 9, 2018
Winnipeg Free Press - Glenn Churchill is pledging to bring his expertise to City Hall on behalf of the residents of the St. Norbert-Seine River ward. As a transportation engineer, infrastructure and transportation issues in the city are sharply in Churchill’s focus when he’s talking about his priorities for the ward. “With my...
Les candidats dans Saint-Norbert-Rivière-Seine veulent un meilleur service d’autobus | Élections municipales 2018 – Manitoba
October 2, 2018
Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...la création d'un plan directeur du transport en commun pour les 25 prochaines années à Winnipeg. Le plan final est attendu pour janvier 2020 et Glenn Churchill, un ingénieur en transports, souhaite que ce plan directeur réponde aux préoccupations des habitants du sud de Winnipeg. Selon lui, son...
October 2, 2018
CBC Manitoba - ...work involves combining two existing plans and a number of consultations with the public and stakeholders. The final plan is due in January 2020. Glenn Churchill, a transportation engineer, said he hopes the master plan will address concerns residents have in south Winnipeg. He said one of the features that...
Isolated in Winnipeg’s south end: St. Norbert-Seine River voters say they need better transit service
October 1, 2018
CBC Manitoba - ...Coun. Janice Lukes already acclaimed in the new Waverley West ward. Five candidates are running in St. Norbert-Seine River: Markus Chambers, Glenn Churchill, Nancy Cooke, Chris Davis and Nikolas Joyal. Looking for vision While McKenzie said he's happy to see some of the investments in public transit...
October 1, 2018
Winnipeg Free Press - ...running in the St. Norbert-Seine River ward. The event was attended by candidates Markus Chambers, Nancy Cooke, Nikolas Joyal, Chris Davis, and Glenn Churchill, and moderated by Sachit Mehra. Voters in Fort Richmond had a chance to find out what’s in it for them when they head to the polls this October. ...
September 29, 2018
CTV - ...a value for our investments in our communities,” said Cooke who was with her family at Maple Grove Dog Park Saturday. Transportation engineer Glenn Churchill said it's time for someone who has technical skills and knowledge about infrastructure and roads at city hall. “They're awarding projects worth...
September 20, 2018
Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ... Mathieu Allard et Marcel Boille St. James Shawn Dobson, Scott Gillingham et Kurt Morton Saint-Norbert-Rivière-Seine Markus Chambers, Glenn Churchill, Nancy Cooke, Chris Davis et Nikolas Joyal Saint-Vital Brian Mayes et Baljeet Kumar Sharma Transcona Alex Allard, Basil Evan, Shane Geschiere,...
September 19, 2018
CBC Manitoba - ...and public transit, maintaining neighbourhood safety, establishing affordable student housing and adding more trash bins along walking trails. Glenn Churchill is a transportation engineer with a private firm and has worked on road design, traffic analysis and active transportation projects. His platform...
September 19, 2018
Global News - ... Marcel Boille St. James: Scott Gillingham Shawn Dobson Kurt Morton St. Norbert – Seine River: Nancy Cooke Chris Davis Markus Chambers Glenn Churchill Nikolas Joyal St. Vital: Brian Mayes Baljeet Sharma Transcona: Basil Evan Steven Lipischak Wally Welechenko Shawn Nason Shane Geschiere ...
September 18, 2018
Winnipeg Sun - ...Steek St. Boniface Matt Allard Marcel Boille St. James Scott Gillingham Shawn Dobson Kurt Morton St. Norbert – Seine River Nancy Cooke Glenn Churchill Markus Chambers Nikolas Joyal Chris Davis St. Vital Brian Mayes Baljeet Sharma Transcona Alex Allard Steven Lipischak Basil Evan Shawn...