John Orlikow

John Orlikow

Phone: 204-479-5646
Incumbent Since 2009

John Orlikow

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

John can be reached on social media, at reelect@orlikow.ca, or by calling 204-479-5646.

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Questionnaire Response

John Orlikow - River Heights - Fort Garry

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

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 complement your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?

I am honoured that the residents of River Heights-Fort Garry elected me as their councillor. 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 Chair for the Property Development, Heritage and Downtown Development Committee. 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 on fixing our aging infrastructure, making sure developments fit into the character of our neighbourhood, protecting our trees, and expanding our resources to combat crime and ensure community safety.

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

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

The people. I have been truly blessed to work with people who are smart and passionate about this city and the communities in which they live. I’ve been proud to work alongside my constituents, many who have brought forward projects such as improving lighting in public places to make our parks and back lanes safer, or determining how to invest in infrastructure to ensure our community grows and prospers. The harder they advocate for our society, the more I am determined to make sure their voices are heard at city hall.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

The last four years at City Hall as city councillor and chair of the Property Development, Heritage and Downtown Development Committee have given me the opportunity to advance projects close to our community’s heart. I have enjoyed representing River Heights-Fort Garry and am proud of how we have moved our community forward together. No one person or idea can solve any problem or issue. But together, as a strong, united community, I feel we have the strength to face any challenge. 

News that mentions John Orlikow

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Building Kenaston up instead of out, more town halls among proposals from Charleswood-Tuxedo candidates

October 14, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...preserve the Manitoba Youth Centre, along with green space near Route 90, by building up instead of out. Last month, River Heights-Fort Garry Coun. John Orlikow said the Manitoba government was willing to consider closing all or part of the Manitoba Youth Centre so that the city could use the land for the...

Orlikow wants to build on momentum

October 9, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...that we’ve done, that’s just started out. It takes a while to build up and I see lots more opportunity to do even more work,” Orlikow said. John Orlikow, 49, is running for re-election in the ward. The father of two from Crescentwood was first elected in 2009 in a byelection and subsequently...

Not much hope for change after meeting

October 9, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...recently for appearing at mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk’s campaign events. The last one a few months ago was hosted by local councillor John Orlikow, this one was hosted by his political opponent in the upcoming civic election, Garth Steek. There was another town hall meeting at the River...

Un ancien conseiller déchu tente un retour dans River Heights-Fort Garry

October 8, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...ses déboires passés à son indépendance d’esprit. « Un retour en arrière » Pour l’actuel conseiller de River Heights-Fort Garry, John Orlikow, le retour de M. Steek au conseil municipal serait « un retour en arrière pour Winnipeg, alors qu’on a besoin d’aller de l’avant avec des...

In River Heights-Fort Garry, a former councillor with a colourful past tries to wander out from the wilderness

October 8, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...from 1995 to 2004. "I think all of us learn from our mistakes," said the 69-year-old former councillor, who's hoping to knock off incumbent John Orlikow in the municipal election slated for Oct. 24. River Heights-Fort Garry is the only Winnipeg ward where the election contenders include both a...

Bowman poised to win the re-election battle but lose the war for control of Winnipeg city council

October 7, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...Bowman couldn't rely on all nine of his council allies to vote alongside him on every issue — executive policy committee members Scott Gillingham, John Orlikow and Brian Mayes were ready to revolt over Portage and Main — a council majority allows a mayor to govern without the time-consuming business of...

Councillors approve Sikh temple expansion

September 21, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...rooms in the elevated lower level. The councillors on the committee recognized the planning department’s concerns but the majority — chairman John Orlikow, Matt Allard and Shawn Dobson — voted to support the project. Only Jenny Gerbasi was against the expansion. "I’m very conflicted about this...

City council votes to defer Parker Lands proposal, cites legal challenge

September 20, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ... “We have to figure out what the order is. It would be premature for the motion to go forward before we have that resolved,” said Coun. John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry), chair of council’s property and development committee. Earlier in the day, Gem Equities’ lawyer had warned that a...

Élection à Winnipeg : 54 candidats, 15 quartiers, une élue

September 20, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...Sharma et Kaur Sidhu Point Douglas Dean Koshelanyk, Filippo Palmisani, Vivian Santos et Kate Sjoberg River Heights-Fort Garry Gary DaleLenko, John Orlikow et Garth Steek Saint-Boniface Mathieu Allard et Marcel Boille St. James Shawn Dobson, Scott Gillingham et Kurt Morton ...

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