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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One of two Manitoba youth jails could be scaled back or moved: city councillor

September 20, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...of Manitoba's two youth jails may be scaled back or relocated — a possibility that has raised concerns with the union representing jail guards. John Orlikow, a Winnipeg city councillor, says the Manitoba government is now willing to consider closing all or part of the Manitoba Youth Centre so that the...

Councillor wants Manitoba Youth Centre moved for Kenaston widening

September 20, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...to ask the province to relocate all or part of the youth centre at 170 Doncaster St. for the widening of Kenaston Boulevard. City councillor John Orlikow wants the Manitoba Youth Centre moved to make way for an expanded Route 90. City councillor John Orlikow wants the Manitoba Youth Centre moved to...

One of two Manitoba youth jails could be scaled back or moved: city councillor

September 20, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...of Manitoba’s two youth jails may be scaled back or relocated — a possibility that has raised concerns with the union representing jail guards. John Orlikow, a Winnipeg city councillor, says the Manitoba government is now willing to consider closing all or part of the Manitoba Youth Centre so that the...

Manitoba Youth Centre should be moved to widen Kenaston: River Heights councillor

September 20, 2018

CTV - ...Heights councillor John Orlikow wants the Manitoba Youth Centre relocated to widen Kenaston Boulevard, and he says the province is open to the idea. Orlikow says if the city bought the property or part of the land, it could move the road alignment west, cutting down the number of homes on the east side...

One of two Manitoba youth jails could be scaled back or moved: city councillor

September 20, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...of Manitoba's two youth jails may be scaled back or relocated — a possibility that has raised concerns with the union representing jail guards. John Orlikow, a Winnipeg city councillor, says the Manitoba government is now willing to consider closing all or part of the Manitoba Youth Centre so that the...

Winnipeg election Oct. 24 — who will be on the ballot

September 19, 2018

Global News - ... Old Kildonan: Devi Sharma Brad Gross Kaur Sidhu Point Douglas: Vivian Santos Kate Sjoberg Dean Koshelanyk River Heights – Fort Garry: John Orlikow Garth Steek Gary Lenko St. Boniface: Matt Allard Marcel Boille St. James: Scott Gillingham Shawn Dobson Kurt Morton St. Norbert – Seine...

Eight candidates vying for mayor as nomination deadline passes

September 18, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ... Kaur Sidhu Devi Sharma Bradley Gross Point Douglas Dean Koshelanyk Vivian Santos Kate Sjoberg River Heights – Fort Garry Gary Lenko John Orlikow Garth Steek St. Boniface Matt Allard Marcel Boille St. James Scott Gillingham Shawn Dobson Kurt Morton St. Norbert – Seine River Nancy...

Election fever building… slowly

September 4, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Meilleur, executive director of the Osborne Village BIZ. In River Heights, former Coun. Garth Steek is attempting a comeback against incumbent John Orlikow. Orlikow was part of the opposition when Sam Katz was mayor but Bowman elevated Orlikow to his inner circle, where he’s been chairman of the...

Parker Lands developer wants city to wait for court decision

September 4, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...to redevelop the Parker Lands, though a full council vote could still overturn that decision. Coun. Jenny Gerbasi, who chaired the meeting in Coun. John Orlikow’s absence, noted officials publicly committed to refine the proposal with the developer. “It’s important to note that you’re giving the...

Election fever building… slowly

September 3, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Meilleur, executive director of the Osborne Village BIZ. In River Heights, former Coun. Garth Steek is attempting a comeback against incumbent John Orlikow. Orlikow was part of the opposition when Sam Katz was mayor but Bowman elevated Orlikow to his inner circle, where he’s been chairman of the...

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