Josh Brandon

Candidate in the Daniel McIntyre Councillor Candidates race.

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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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City councillor hopes for True North fee

September 20, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...other developers not to provide that. “I wonder why we’re bending the rules of the TIF program to benefit multi-million corporations,” said Josh Brandon, the former chair of Make Poverty History Manitoba and a Daniel McIntyre council candidate. Only Coun. Ross Eadie (Mynarski) voted against the...

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

September 19, 2018

Global News - acclaimed as councillor there. Charleswood-Tuxedo: Kevin Klein Kevin Nichols Ken St. George Grant Nordman Daniel Mcintyre: Cindy Gilroy Josh Brandon Miah Sarowar Elmwood – East Kildonan: Robb Massey Jason Schreyer Fort Rouge – East Fort Garry: Peter Koroma Harry Wolbert Sherri Rollins...

Eight candidates vying for mayor as nomination deadline passes

September 18, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ... Doug Wilson City Council Charleswood – Tuxedo Ken St. George Kevin Nichols Grant Nordman Kevin Klein Daniel McIntyre Cindy Gilroy Josh Brandon Sarowar Miah Elmwood – East Kildonan Robb Massey Jason Schreyer Fort Rouge – East Fort Garry Michael Thompson Peter Koroma Sherri...

Browaty endorses Jenny Motkaluk as mayor

September 8, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...two candidates in wards with no incumbents — Sherri Rollins in Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry and Kate Sjoberg in Point Douglas. It has also endorsed Josh Brandon, who is trying to unseat Cindy Gilroy in Daniel McIntyre, as well as Kurt Morton, who is competing against two sitting councillors in St. James,...

City needs improved bike network, says council candidate

August 23, 2018

Winnipeg Sun -, city-wide bicycle network is critical to improve transportation within Winnipeg and better protect the environment. Daniel McIntyre candidate Josh Brandon said he expects such a system would reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, reduce the wearing down of roads, cut traffic congestion and provide more...

Four councillors still unopposed in upcoming civic election

August 13, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...who have decided to run against incumbents have different perspectives on the level of challenge that will bring. Daniel McIntyre candidate Josh Brandon, who registered to run against incumbent Cindy Gilroy, said he can see how many potential candidates may be daunted by such a contest. “Our...

The costs of going cashless

July 14, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - A cashless society would only “highlight the digital divide” by creating “even more barriers” for vulnerable populations, she said. Josh Brandon, a community animator at the Social Planning Council of Winnipeg, said that many low-income Winnipeggers rely on cash and fringe banking services...

At least three fresh faces headed for City Hall

July 6, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...candidate nomination in Charleswood-St.James-Assiniboia-Headingley but could still run if that is not successful.) Daniel McIntyre x-Cindy Gilroy Josh Brandon Miah Sarowar Elmwood-East Kildonan Robb Massey Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry Peter Koroma Harry Wolbert Sherri Rollins Michael Thompson ...

13 candidates file papers to run for Winnipeg council seats on 1st day of registration

June 30, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ... Nancy Cooke showed up outside city hall with a throng of supporters who held signs. ( The Social Planning Council's Josh Brandon is also making a council run, hoping to unseat incumbent Cindy Gilroy in the Daniel McIntyre ward, where he has long been an anti-poverty and...

New, returning candidates file as municipal election registration opens

June 30, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - has led him to register as a candidate. “I believe in making a difference and the way to do that is to take part,” Thompson said. Josh Brandon is another new candidate, running for the Daniel MacIntyre ward currently held by Cindy Gilroy. A poverty and environment advocate working for the...

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