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Overhaul outdated governance model: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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Taking aim at apathy

October 12, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...in the previous NDP government before resigning in 2017. Increasing participation Giving permanent residents the vote: Winnipeg city councillor Janice Lukes said a lot of new Canadians are politically active, but even though they’re permanent residents and paying taxes, they can’t cast ballots...

Sky’s the limit for U of M housing

October 9, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...back that timeline. Construction is underway, with the opening slated for the fall of 2020. The development has received support from area Coun. Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert), who has made cracking down on illegal rooming houses near the U of M priority during her time in office. In August...

HAL’S HEADLINES: Getting out the dog vote

October 5, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...been awarded “super dog-friendly” status for their commitment to the city’s off-leash areas. They are Brian Bowman, Jeff Browaty, Brian Mayes, Janice Lukes and Grant Nordman. You can see where everyone ranks at windog.ca. NOW THAT’S A PUMPKIN! The Roland Pumpkin Fair goes today (Saturday). I talked...

Motkaluk pledges to run council more collaboratively, claims Bowman’s city hall is close to ‘autocracy’

October 3, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ... Se was flanked by incumbent North Kildonan council candidate Jeff Browaty, who was kicked off EPC — along with Waverley West councillor-elect Janice Lukes — after he opposed Bowman's push to establish growth fees in Winnipeg. Motkaluk said if she's elected mayor, all members of council will be...

Huge majority wants province to restore Winnipeg transit funding, poll suggests

October 3, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...sustainable. The prior provincial funding agreement was open-ended and unsustainable," Wharton said in a statement. Waverley West councillor-elect Janice Lukes, who was acclaimed on Sept. 18, said she understands the province's financial position, given the mounting provincial debt. Still, Winnipeggers are...

Isolated in Winnipeg’s south end: St. Norbert-Seine River voters say they need better transit service

October 1, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...River ward will have a chance to elect someone new to represent them at city hall on Oct. 24, with current South Winnipeg-St. Norbert 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...

Candidates talk rooming houses at forum

October 1, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...a few weeks ago delivering flyers I noticed the rooming house situation going on," Churchill said. "It’s something I want to try and clean up. Janice Lukes has done a great job up until now and while I continue work here, she’ll be in the northern part of the university area… so I’ll work with her...

Lukes lays out priorities for Whyte Ridge

October 1, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Ridge is now officially part of the new Waverley West Ward, with Janice Lukes as the city councillor, having run unchallenged by the Sept. 18 nomination deadline. I spoke with her recently about her upcoming plans and priorities for the Whyte Ridge area. Janice said she has been gathering feedback...

News in brief: Armed men attempt to rob woman in Fort Rouge

October 1, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...PHOTO The Pembina Trail Library reopened on Sept. 25 after a nearly $295,000 renovation. Pictured (from left) is Kamini Madansingh, head librarian; Janice Lukes, councillor for the former South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward; Ed Cuddy, manager of library services; Laila Yesmin, Winnipeg Public Library board...

Robust race for city councillor in new St. Norbert – Seine River ward

September 29, 2018

CTV - ...voters want. If elected, he plans to prioritize road repairs, improve snow removal and make school zones safer. Former councillor for the area, Janice Lukes has been acclaimed in Waverley West. Advanced voting begins Monday. More information is available...

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