Janice Lukes

Janice Lukes

Phone: 204-770-7092
Incumbent Since 2014

Janice Lukes

Candidate in the Waverley West Councillor Candidates race.

Janice can be reached on social media, at Janice@JaniceLukes.com, or by calling 204-770-7092.

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Questionnaire Response

Janice Lukes - Waverley West

Why did you decide to run in the 2018 (Winnipeg Civic Election / School Board Election)?

As Councillor for the South Winnipeg – St Norbert ward from 2014-2018, I decided to run again because I want to continue the momentum on some very significant projects:

  • South Winnipeg Recreation Campus
  • Combatting Illegal Rooming Houses
  • Developer hand off – City take over of new developments
  • Optimizing the new Rapid Transit Corridor
  • Internal Operations / Governance Review (City Wide)

and I want to continue supporting the development of new communities and integration of residents into these growing communities.   I am also excited to be learning from more established communities that are new to the Waverley West ward.


What experience will you bring to complement your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?

I have gained four years of experience as a Councillor, when I look back on that experience alone – I know I can bring value to the role.

  • my background as a fund developer, former business owners, trails coordinator, BIZ executive director and parent provides me with valuable insight and experience to the role.

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?

Full details on these issues at www.VoteLukes.ca

Overhaul outdated governance model:

  • the City has not conducted a review of the governance model in 20 years and it is time.

 Collaborate and develop a Strategic Plan of Priorities:

  •  The Strategic Plan would identify specific recommendations, actions and priorities. The Strategic Plan of Priorities acts as a clear statement to the Public, the Public Service and Councillors on what the focus will be for the term.

Optimize Operational Improvements:

  • I’ll be brutally honest – the dysfunction, and silo based operations of the internal workings of the City is costing taxpayers millions. The administrative operations of the City, in my opinion – need a complete overhaul.

Crime Reduction:

  • Working to address the roots of crime, increasing resident involvement in Crime Prevention, developing programs to build stronger communities.

 Aligning Economic Development Agendas and Decisions:

  • Council must have a clear understanding of Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW), the Winnipeg and Manitoba Chamber of Commerce and the Province of Manitoba’s economic development goals –

Ensure winter snow removal of all sidewalks and pathways:

  • For the mental and physical well being of residents.


What is something that you appreciate about the (City of Winnipeg / the ward / the school ward or school division) you wish to represent?

I appreciate the tremendous cultural diversity and inclusionary communities that reside in the Waverley West ward.


Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I have been acclaimed as the first Councillor for the Waverley West ward – so while being acclaimed is a unique experience, I am a bit regretful my name won’t appear on the ballot !

News that mentions Janice Lukes

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Police chief muses about end to enforcement of school speed zones on weekday holidays

June 1, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...Shawn Dobson has been the loudest council voice calling for an end to weekday-holiday enforcement of school zones. South Winnipeg-St. Norbert Coun. Janice Lukes has argued for year-round enforcement of the zones, noting children use school playgrounds even on days when they do not attend...

Free Press uncovers plan to move insect control branch

May 17, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ..."The department should have brought a report telling us of their plans, their change in plans." RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES Coun. Janice Lukes says the lack of disclosure about a proposed plan to move the insect control branch reminds her about another project that seemed to catch...

Bowman wants city hall to crack down on absentee councillors

May 15, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...up. “It’s disappointing to hear when meetings can’t be held because of lack of attendance by members of council,” said Bowman. Both Coun. Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert) and Coun. Jason Schreyer (Elmwood-East Kildonan) were absent from the meeting in question. That forced it to be...

Council trio bristles after mayor accuses them of being AWOL from meetings, urges crackdown

May 15, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...recommend our Read Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27¢ per article. Bowman identified Couns. Jason Schreyer, Janice Lukes and Jeff Browaty as the guilty parties; all three have regularly voted against the mayor on various issues. The mayor brought a motion to executive...

City should waive impact fees on townhouse project: builder

May 7, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...councillors still aren't free to vote or make any sort of decision that considers those circumstances," Hanson said. "I'm very disappointed." Coun. Janice Lukes, who plans to run in the new Waverley West ward in the civic election in October, said the impact fee process needs a lot more "refinement." "When...

Marketplace grocery in St. Norbert to be rebuilt following winter flood

May 3, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...the Co-op is responsible "That's wonderful news. We've been waiting. Everyone's always asking me if it's going to reopen," said area councillor, Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ). "That store was more than a store," she said. St. Norbert prides itself on being a little bit city and a little bit...

City’s new cycle map highlights improvements and areas of safety concern

May 2, 2018

CTV - ...say a lot has changed but they say more needs to be done to make it easier to get around the city on two wheels. St. Norbert city councillor Janice Lukes said the map helps identify hazards for cyclists and the best routes to get from point A to point B. "There's a lot of good sections for cyclists...

Long-delayed winter active transportation plan hits another speed bump at City Hall

May 1, 2018

Global News - ...in March when a big blast of snow left many sidewalks in treacherous shape, swallowed by snow that had been cleared off the road. Councillor Janice Lukes first requested the report in March 2016, giving staff 210 days to report back. After requesting seven separate extensions, the report was presented...

New faces, new wards, new voting tech: Winnipeg’s municipal election season has sprung

May 1, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...from council after 20 years leaves Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry without an incumbent candidate. St. Norbert will also be wide open because Coun. Janice Lukes plans to run in the new Waverley West ward, to the north. The fate of Charleswood-Tuxedo is also up in the air, as Coun. Marty Morantz is mulling a...

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