Kurt Morton

Candidate in the St. James Councillor Candidates race.

Kurt can be reached on social media, at kurt@kurtmorton.ca, or by calling 204-890-6074.

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Questionnaire Response

Kurt Morton - St. James

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

I’m running for three main reasons:

  1. To bring a longer term city-building vision to council
  2. To bridge the gap between council, upper administration, and frontline city workers
  3. To represent everyone in St. James in a collaborative and progressive manner

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

As a city employee, I’m well aware of the internal problems the city faces: a top-down management structure that removes accountability. I want to make our city’s workforce more open and collaborative, ensuring employees at all levels are able to have their voices heard, and to work with our civic unions in a positive manner rather than a adversarial one.

I have strong leadership skills and the ability to make sure everyone has their voices heard and respected.

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?

Two huge issues the city is currently facing that are important to me are recreation and transit. Our transit system has not properly grown with our population, and is becoming more unreliable as Winnipeg continues to grow. If elected, I will work to implement a frequent transit network, which would increase ridership through making transit more dependable.

Recreation is key to improving mental and physical health, and works as a long-term method to reduce crime. Our city’s recreation facilities are falling apart and need to be rebuilt. I’ve committed to ensuring the St. James Civic Centre renovation is done right by including the pool in the initial renovation.

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

St. James is an amazing community composed of beautiful neighborhoods with lots of character. My time doorknocking during this election has shown me that everyone is down to earth, friendly, and respectful.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I’m one of the youngest people running for council, and feel that it’s a strength, not a weakness. It’s proof that I’m in it for the long run, and care about our city’s long term future and financial health. I’m running because I care deeply about our city and want to make it a better place.

News that mentions Kurt Morton

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How will St. James vote on Oct. 24?

October 9, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...(St. James-Brooklands-Weston), and Shawn Dobson (St. Charles) were elected in 2014, and both are now running in newly constituted St. James ward. Kurt Morton is the third candidate. Due to the redrawing of the city’s electoral map, at least one incumbent city councillor will be defeated in St. James in...

ELECTION 2018: Two incumbents, rookie politician fight it out in St. James

October 6, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...to represent St. James ward at City Council. Councillors Scott Gillingham and Shawn Dobson are fighting it out electorally with political newcomer Kurt Morton hoping to play the role of spoiler. Dobson represented St. Charles ward on the previous City Council but the ward was folded into the St. James and...

Whither the left?

October 5, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Sherri Rollins – Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry Matt Allard – St. Boniface Ross 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...

Proposed addictions recovery centre becomes a hot election topic in St. James

October 1, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...year, opposed the sale of Vimy Arena in January. The ward's other two candidates, current St. James-Brooklands-Weston Coun. Scott Gillingham and Kurt Morton, have said they support opening the centre in St. James. (Gary Soliak/CBC) However, the number of reported sexual assaults has dropped (three in...

Morton shares ideas for transportation, City facilities

October 1, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...for the seat in St. James on a platform of increased funding for community services, more reliable transit and better urban planning in the ward. Kurt Morton wants to add a younger voice to city council. The 22-year-old university student is running for the seat in St. James on a platform of increased...

City council and school trustee candidates for west Winnipeg

September 24, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...of Crestview and St. James. Candidates in this ward include: • Shawn Dobson (incumbent); • Scott Gillingham (incumbent for St. Charles); and • Kurt Morton. The Daniel McIntyre ward boundaries remain the same and include the neighbourhoods of Wolseley, the West End and Weston. Candidates in this ward...

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

September 20, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...Garry Gary DaleLenko, John Orlikow et Garth Steek Saint-Boniface Mathieu Allard et Marcel Boille St. James Shawn Dobson, Scott Gillingham et Kurt Morton Saint-Norbert-Rivière-Seine Markus Chambers, Glenn Churchill, Nancy Cooke, Chris Davis et Nikolas Joyal Saint-Vital Brian Mayes et Baljeet...

Winnipeg votes 2018: St. James ward profile

September 19, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...Ward — now called St. James — which has been represented by Scott Gillingham. The two sitting councillors will also face first-time candidate Kurt Morton in the Oct. 24 election. Located in west Winnipeg, the ward now has a population of 49,118. Its neighbourhoods include Silver Heights, Deer Lodge,...

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

September 19, 2018

Global News - ...– 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 River: Nancy Cooke Chris Davis Markus Chambers Glenn Churchill Nikolas Joyal St. Vital: Brian Mayes Baljeet Sharma ...

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