2022 Winnipeg Election Results
Candidate in the Louis Riel - 3 Trustee Candidates race.
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Ryan Palmquist - Louis Riel - 3
What got you into politics?
I got into politics as a 17 year old volunteer on the federal election campaign of Matt Allard when he was running in my community growing up. I got in touch with some local campaigns being interested in politics and he got back to me right away and recruited me. I’ve been involved in politics and community activism since. I have always even as a teen lived a life of public service inspired by my father.
What experience will you bring to compliment your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?
I have worked at City Hall for City Councillor Matt Allard for 8 years. In that time I have been closely involved in public policy, relations with the administration, public communication and research. I have a strong understanding of the workings of government and public policy, and skill in navigating the relationship between the public and subject matter experts. I have worked hard to balance pragmatism and an attitude of collaboration with diverse viewpoints with a principled stance and commitment to my ideals.
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?
My campaign is focused on two key commitments;
1) The introduction of swimming lessons and water safety into the schools offer of service, in order to make swimming skills more accessible to more families, to make better use of existing public facilities, and to ease off demand and competition for peak times.
2) I wish to see the division, and myself in the role of trustee, take a more active involvement in the issue of school zone safety and encouraging walking to school through a combination of political advocacy from the division as an important community stakeholder, and direct school/division led programming that supports greater numbers of students walking to school.
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
I grew up on Woodydell Ave in Ward 3, attending Dr DW Penner, Minnetonka, and Glenlawn Collegiate in the LRSD, and live today with family in St Vital. I have worked for 8 years in the office of City Councillor Matt Allard, including collaborating with the LRSD on creating shared student and neighbourhood spaces, and writing in the Lance. I have been an active volunteer for many years leading and supporting numerous neighbourhood initiatives. I am passionate about empowering the next generation and building a strong community.
News that mentions Ryan Palmquist
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July 3, 2023
CTV - ...says the trail is in very bad shape. "It's certainly the largest and best trail in the northern area of the Seine," said SOS managing director Ryan Palmquist. "It is in serious deterioration, it's been declining for a number of years and that process has accelerated." The trail is named in honour of...
June 23, 2023
CTV - ...as a delegation to speak. I was denied…that surprised me, being someone who has spoken at multiple school board meetings in the past." Trustee Ryan Palmquist said the request was denied because the matter had been closed as far as the board was concerned. "We had suspended our colleague for a clear and...
June 22, 2023
Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...ont exprimé leurs regrets et leurs excuses d’avoir permis que cette réunion du conseil devienne un lieu de haine . Le commissaire Ryan Palmquist, qui avait révélé être bisexuel en réponse aux commentaires de Francine Champagne, affirme avoir été l’objet de plusieurs insultes...
June 22, 2023
La Liberte - ...publié sur ses réseaux sociaux plusieurs postes complotistes , moquant la communauté transgenre. Peu après les faits, l’un des commissaires, Ryan Palmquist, s’était saisi des réseaux sociaux pour annoncer sa bisexualité. Lors de l’incident de ce mardi, il aurait été victime de nombreuses...
June 22, 2023
CBC Manitoba - ...Wednesday, she and superintendent Christian Michalik offered regrets and apologies "for allowing our board meeting to be a venue for hate." Trustee Ryan Palmquist, who came out as bisexual in response to Champagne's comments, said protesters hurled a number of offensive slurs at him. "They called me a...
June 21, 2023
Winnipeg Free Press - ...raised the fire code issue, visitors began shouting in protest of anyone being kicked out. They made slurs, many of which were directed at trustee Ryan Palmquist. Palmquist, who represents Southdale, has been subject to harassment since he came out as bisexual on social media — an act he said was in...
Trustee comes out as bisexual after school board suspends member over posts that targeted LGBTQ community
June 10, 2023
CBC Manitoba - ...indicating transphobia, homophobia" and "a general complete lack of [respect] for the LGBTQ community." In response, Louis Riel Ward 3 trustee Ryan Palmquist announced in a Friday afternoon tweet that he is bisexual. "It started to feel like it was wrong — and even selfish of me — to be in the...
January 11, 2023
Winnipeg Free Press - St. Vital Ryan Palmquist has high hopes for 2023. The Old St. Vital resident was recently named the new managing director of Save Our Seine. Based in Winnipeg, Save our Seine is a non-profit organization whose mandate — in short — is to preserve, protect, enhance, restore and repair the Seine River...
October 28, 2022
Winnipeg Free Press - ...Division, Cindy Turner and Francine Champagne were elected to Ward 1; Irene Nordheim and Chris Sigurdson were elected to Ward 2; Sandy Nemeth, Ryan Palmquist, and Darlene Gerrior were elected to Ward 3; while Pamela Kolochuk and Chipalo Simunyola were acclaimed to positions in Ward 4. In the River East...
October 27, 2022
CTV - ... Michael Yeo Amie Green Jason Kochie Ward 2 Irene Nordheim (ELECTED) Chris Sigurdson* (ELECTED) Robert Page* Ward 3 Sandy Nemeth* (ELECTED) Ryan Palmquist (ELECTED) Darlene Gerrior (ELECTED) Selina Bieber Brent Amos Ward 4 Pamela Kolochuk* (ACCLAIMED) Chipalo Simunyola (ACCLAIMED) Pembina Trails...