Josh Brandon

Candidate in the Daniel McIntyre Councillor Candidates race.

Josh can be reached on social media, or at josh4dm@gmail.com.

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Questionnaire Response

Josh Brandon - Daniel McIntyre

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

I to want build a more socially just and environmentally friendly city. I believe:

  • Winnipeg needs affordable, reliable transit and excellent cycling routes that connect all our neighbourhoods, not more sprawl and car-oriented infrastructure
  • We need to invest in community-based safety programs, not corporate welfare for wealthy developers
  • Winnipeg should become a leader in making all city jobs pay a living wage of at least $15 per hour, not supporting contracting out to the lowest bidder, regardless of working conditions or wage standards.
  • We need a safe community that offers quality services to all residents, regardless of ethnic origin or citizenship

I believe as an experienced social justice and environmental leader I can provide a fresh voice to city council and will help implement priorities important to the residents of Daniel McIntyre.

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

I am a social justice advocate, anti-poverty organizer, environmentalist, and enthusiastic Winnipegger. I am a community organizer at the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg, and former chair of Make Poverty History Manitoba.

I am a leader in working for a just and environmentally sustainable community:

  • Campaigned to stop 25 cent bus fare increases and service reductions in 2017
  • As chair of Make Poverty History Manitoba, I worked with community allies to get the Rent Assist program implemented in 2015, making housing more affordable for thousands of low income families
  • Started a coalition to reduce pesticides use resulting in Manitoba cosmetic pesticide use regulation in 2014, protecting the health of children pets and the environment
  • Led Manitoba Eco-Network water caucus fighting for better water quality in Manitoba lakes and rivers; helped push to pass the Save Lake Winnipeg Act in 2011.

I am a research associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. I co-edited Poor Housing: a Silent Crisis, a book on low-income housing in Winnipeg published by Fernwood Publishing in 2015. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Simon Fraser University.

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 want to build a greener, more just city. Everything the city does has impacts on working families, including those who are struggling to get by.  Before pouring millions into new roads and other infrastructure that primarily benefit suburban developers, we must consider how poor bus service and fare increases affect those who can’t afford to get to work. Instead of putting organic materials into landfills, we should adopt a long-term vision how our waste contributes to climate change. Rather than offloading our city’s fiscal shortfalls onto the most marginalized members of our community, we can re-focus municipal resources to create good jobs and grow our economy to make it work for everyone.

If elected I will work to ensure we have:

  1. Well-maintained streets and sidewalks that are accessible for everyone
    CAA survey on infrastructure 
  2. Affordable reliable transit that is comfortable and sustainable
    – Read backgrounder
    Low income bus pass
  3. A citywide bike network with protected bike lanes
    read backgrounder
  4. High-quality city jobs that pay a living wage
    read backgrounder
  5. Safe communities where every family can access the city services they need
    – Read backgrounder on Community Safety Fund
    – Read my responses to Migrant Solidarity Network on “Access Without Fear Survey”

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

From strolling down Sargent enjoying the shops and restaurants to cycling down the leafy streets of Westminster or Wolseley, Daniel Mac has the best neighbourhoods in Winnipeg -but with sustained public investment it could be even better. Most of all I appreciate the people.  We have a long history in Daniel McIntyre of working towards building up our communities and working for a better world.

News that mentions Josh Brandon

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Daniel Mac candidates square off

October 15, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Matthews Community Association on Oct. 9. Despite the all-candidates invitation, only Daniel McIntyre incumbent Cindy Gilroy and candidate Josh Brandon showed up for the debate; Sarowar Miah, who is also registered to run in the ward, was not in attendance. Infrastructure, transit and housing were...

Préoccupés par la criminalité, les électeurs dans Daniel McIntyre veulent parler de sécurité | Élections municipales 2018 – Manitoba

October 9, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...priioritaire de cette élection municipale. Les résidents du quartier Daniel McIntyre auront à choisir entre trois candidats le 24 octobre. Josh Brandon et Sarowar Miah tenteront de ravir à Cindy Gilroy le siège qu’elle avait gagné en 2014. Selon la police de Winnipeg, 1036 incidents criminels...

Whither the left?

October 5, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Eadie – Mynarski Jason Schreyer – Elmwood-East Kildonan Kurt Morton – St. James Brian Mayes – St. Vital Kate Sjoberg – Point Douglas Josh Brandon – Daniel McIntyre Winnipeg Labour Council endorsed mayoral candidates 2014 : Judy Wasylycia-Leis, finished second to Brian Bowman : Judy...

Brandon wants to build safe, accessible community

October 5, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...bring the right experience, I have strong connections in the community and I think that I can help bring about positive change,” Brandon said. Josh Brandon wants to make Winnipeg a more socially just and environmentally sustainable city. He is one of three councillor candidates running in Daniel...

ELECTION 2018: Safety is top priority for Daniel McIntyre ward

September 30, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...three candidates competing to represent the Daniel McIntyre ward say making the area safer is a top priority. Josh Brandon, a community organizer at the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg who’s now vying for the seat, said he’s heard daily calls at the ward’s doorsteps to reduce crime. “That’s...

‘It’s just expected around here’: Daniel McIntyre voters say they’re worried about crime, safety

September 29, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...when they go to the polls on Oct. 24. Cindy Gilroy, who defeated longtime councillor Harvey Smith to win the seat in 2014, faces challengers Josh Brandon and Sarowar Miah. Three candidates are running for the Daniel McIntyre council seat. (CBC) According to the city's CrimeStat data, there have been...

Transit fares key issue in Daniel McIntyre ward

September 29, 2018

CTV - ...sure they have access to transit, to make sure they have access to get to their jobs or schools,” she said. Social and environmental advocate Josh Brandon said the cost of transit was the tipping point for him to run for councillor in the ward. Though he supports the idea of a low income bus pass, he...

City council and school trustee candidates for west Winnipeg

September 24, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...McIntyre ward boundaries remain the same and include the neighbourhoods of Wolseley, the West End and Weston. Candidates in this ward include: • Josh Brandon • Cindy Gilroy (incumbent); and • Sarowar Miah. School trustee candidates Voters will also be asked to select candidates for school trustees on...

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

September 20, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...et candidates, par quartier électoral : Charleswood-Tuxedo Kevin Klein, Kevin Nichols, Grant Nordman et Ken St. George Daniel McIntyre Josh Brandon, Cindy Gilroy et Miah Sarowar Elmwood-Kildonan-Est Robb Massey et Jason Schreyer Fort Rouge-Fort Garry-Est Peter Koroma, Stephanie Meilleur,...

Gilroy, Gerbasi try to amend True North Square deal to require affordable housing

September 20, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...with that money, including return the new tax revenue to developers in the form of tax rebates. At council, labour-endorsed election candidate Josh Brandon, who is running against Gilroy in Daniel McIntyre, admonished the city for subsidizing luxury residential towers while thousands of inner-city...

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