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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Eight candidates vying for mayor as nomination deadline passes

September 18, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...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 Cooke Glenn Churchill Markus Chambers Nikolas Joyal Chris Davis St. Vital Brian Mayes Baljeet Sharma ...

Browaty endorses Jenny Motkaluk as mayor

September 8, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...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, Scott Gillingham and Shawn Dobson. Wyatt still uncertain about future as time ticks...

Election fever building… slowly

September 4, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...of only soliciting support from a simple majority of councillors, which didn’t include Dobson. Trying to carve out some space in St. James is Kurt Morton, a 22-year-old civic employee who made headlines in December 2016 when he appeared before a budget review committee to say his bosses at city hall...

Election fever building… slowly

September 3, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...of only soliciting support from a simple majority of councillors, which didn’t include Dobson. Trying to carve out some space in St. James is Kurt Morton, a 22-year-old civic employee who made headlines in December 2016 when he appeared before a budget review committee to say his bosses at city hall...

Four councillors still unopposed in upcoming civic election

August 13, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...Douglas Vivian Santos Kate Sjoberg Dean Koshelanyk Filippo Palmisani River Heights- Fort Garry x-John Orlikow Garth Steek Gary Dale Lenko (Kurt Morton withdrew on Aug. 13, and is now running in St. James) St. Boniface x-Matt Allard St. James x-Scott Gillingham Shawn Dobson (incumbent for St....

Pair of challengers step up in River Heights-Fort Garry

July 24, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...a massive infusion into roads is restoring the social infrastructure,” said Steek. Meanwhile, city planning, property and development employee Kurt Morton hopes to offer the ward a fresh face on council. Morton said his city experience gives him an edge in understanding how a municipal government...

At least three fresh faces headed for City Hall

July 6, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...registered.) Old Kildonan x-Devi Sharma Point Douglas Vivian Santos Kate Sjoberg Dean Koshelanyk River Heights- Fort Garry x-John Orlikow Kurt Morton St. Boniface x-Matt Allard St. James x-Scott Gillingham Shawn Dobson (incumbent for St. Charles ward, which is being eliminated, and will be...

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