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John Orlikow

Candidate in the River Heights - Fort Garry Councillor Candidates race.

John can be reached on social media, at [email protected], or by calling 204-410-5038.

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Questionnaire Response

John Orlikow - River Heights - Fort Garry

What got you into politics?

I have a lifelong belief in public service. My father and uncle who were devote advocates in our duty to giving back to our community instilled this value in me.   

I love the neighbourhood I represent. I grew up here and have chosen to raise my family here. I have worked hard as the councillor for River Heights-Fort Garry to listen to my constituents, to support their grassroots efforts and to give them a voice at city hall. We have accomplished so much as a community – but there is still work to be done. I have chosen to run again to ensure we can maintain this momentum in the years to come.

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

I am honoured that the residents of River Heights-Fort Garry elected me as their councillor for the past three terms. I hope this demonstrates their faith in my abilities. However, I do not take this for granted. I know it is my responsibility to always renew their trust in me to represent them fairly, honestly and in a transparent manner. While serving as the councillor for my ward, I was asked to sit as the Deputy Mayor. This added responsibility provided another opportunity for my residents to have a say in how our city as a whole is shaped and to champion issues that are of local concern to a wider audience.

Before serving as a city councillor, I started as an entrepreneur and small business owner, managing companies in recycling, education and conflict resolution. During that time, I became a school trustee with the Winnipeg School Division and finished my tenure as board chair.

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 in re-investing in River Heights-Fort Garry to keep our historic community a vibrant, safe and active place for all families.

During my time as a city councillor, I’ve heard directly from my constituents that in my ward that we need to focus onmaking our community safer, fixing our streets and sidewalks, investing in our community centers and green spaces, and protecting our trees and the environment.

Should I be re-elected as city councillor, I will continue to advocate and champion these issues.

News that mentions John Orlikow

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Plan to go from hotel to affordable housing

December 5, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...the building used for affordable housing or for people who are struggling. “It’s wonderful that he can make it work,” Schreyer said. Coun. John Orlikow, a former committee chairman, said the building at the gateway to the Exchange District “is an important building for the area. When you drive by...

City studying use of cosmetic pesticides after province loosens restrictions

November 28, 2022

CTV - ...chemicals is not the answer,” she said. Browaty argues the pesticides in question are approved by Health Canada for use. Committee chair John Orlikow suggests the report could settle the debate. "Do we want to have kids running around with herbicides all over the field or can we live with the...

Winnipeg council appoints Scott Gillingham to police board, fulfilling mayor’s election promise

November 9, 2022

CBC Manitoba - ... Devi Sharma. Russ Wyatt. Property and development: Sherri Rollins (chair). Matt Allard. Shawn Dobson. Evan Duncan. Community services: John Orlikow (chair). Evan Duncan. Russ Wyatt. Ross Eadie. Water, waste and...

News in brief for Nov. 9, 2022

November 9, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Coun. Janice Lukes (Waverley West) will chair public works; Coun. Brian Mayes (St. Vital) will chair water, waste and environment; Coun. John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) will chair community services; and Coun. Sherri Rollins (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry) will chair property and development....

Shining a light on Little Stars

November 4, 2022

Winnipeg Free Press - ...a child-centred educational centre like no other in the North End of Winnipeg. City councillor Ross Eadie (Mynarski) credited fellow councillor John Orlikow (River Heights) for helping make Little Stars Playhouse, at 681 Selkirk Ave., a reality by extending the organization’s deadline to build on...

Winnipeg’s new mayor reveals executive policy committee appointments – Winnipeg

November 2, 2022

Global News - ...circle will include North Kildonan Coun. Jeff Browaty, Waverly West Coun. Janice Lukes, St. Vital Coun. Brian Mayes, River Heights-Fort Garry Coun. John Orlikow, and Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry Coun. Sherri Rollins. Each of the five councillors will also chair one of council’s standing policy committees. ...

Who is out and who is in: Mayor Gillingham announces his inner circle

November 2, 2022

CTV - ...Committee (EPC). Those councillors include Janice Lukes (Waverley West), Sherri Rollins (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry), Brian Mayes (St. Vital), John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry), and Markus Chambers (St. Norbert-Seine River). All have EPC experience, and some of them backed Gillingham's mayoral...

Two councillors who endorsed Glen Murray ousted from mayor’s inner circle

November 2, 2022

CTV - ...Committee (EPC). Those councillors include Janice Lukes (Waverley West), Sherri Rollins (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry), Brian Mayes (St. Vital), John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry), and Markus Chambers (St. Norbert-Seine River). All have EPC experience, and some of them backed Gillingham's mayoral...

Waverley West councillor back in, 2 others out as Winnipeg’s new mayor announces inner circle

November 2, 2022

CBC Manitoba - ...endorsed Gillingham during the electron. Other EPC appointments include Brian Mayes (St. Vital), who keeps his job as water and waste chair, and John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) as chair of community services, which was previously called protection, community services and parks. Sherri Rollins...

Scott Gillingham dévoile son comité exécutif

November 2, 2022

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...de Winnipeg Scott Gillingham a annoncé mercredi matin les noms des conseillers qui feront partie du comité exécutif de la Ville. Brian Mayes, John Orlikow, Markus Chambers, Janice Lukes et Sherri Rollins composeront ce comité, qui passe de six à cinq membres. Mathieu Allard, qui était dans le...

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