Umar Hayat

Candidate in the Mayoral Candidates race.

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Questionnaire Response

Umar Hayat - Mayoral Candidates

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

I am running for mayor because I do not believe we can be a progressive city unless we are making real progress for the people who need our help the most, I am running for mayor because I know we can do better. I believe we can rebuild our roads and improve street safety. Taking care of those in need. Taking responsibility for protecting our environment. Understanding that every dollar we spent came from a taxpayer and we need show our respect for how hard that taxpayer worked to earn those dollars by spending them wisely. These are the authentic values of Winnipeg. And these are my values.

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

Transparency of city hall is very important also as I have a very strong entrepreneurial background, I am very encouraged to support Small businesses. Small business survival ensures the livelihood of communities, the creation of meaningful jobs, the support of makers, and the preservation of traditional production methods. All small businesses will be able to tackle there problems at one window that will be provided by the city. We would like to organize a small businesses seminar, to promote small businesses twice a year, with the help of the Winnipeg chamber of commerce and industry. On the official city of Winnipeg website there will be a section to promote Winnipeg businesses.

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?

If I am granted the position to be the mayor of our beloved city I will say No More ‘ Strong Mayor,’ model of Civic Governance. One of my first manners of business will be to ABOLISH  THE “EXECUTIVE POLICY COMMITTEE” ENTIRELY. Mental Health is a huge issue that needs to be taken much more seriously, by reducing mental Health illness poverty, crime and homelessness will be reduced. Which will benefit our city tremendously! The city of Winnipeg needs more outreach workers that can help better our city each day.

The city should not be using taxpayer money to subsidize luxury projects. This is blatantly subsidizing the rich at the expense of the poor. Why is there money for that but no money to build low income housing, subsidized a low-income bus pass and have more mental health and addiction treatment services? Poverty is a man-made invention to exploit the marginalized for the benefit of the rich and. I think the fact that the Mayor is willing to subsidize luxury towers rather than housing and bus passes is a testament to this.

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

Winnipeg has one of the most friendly and generous people in the world. The Canadian Museum of Human rights, the Winnipeg museum had to be designed with a global reach, keeping in mind that its contents must resonate with cultures that often have little in common except discord and suspicion.

I like Folklorama because it provides exposure to cultural groups and brings in thousands of tourists each year, adding to the city’s economy. It is the largest and longest-running festival of its kind in the world.

I am proud to attend the Winnipeg jazz and fringe festival every year.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

Affordable housing= The city has tremendous resources and equipment. Instead of the city selling land to private developers and letting them develop the land and sell it for approximately $150,000-$200,000 per lot, the city should take initiative to develop the land themselves and sell it to Winnipeggers for approximately $50,000-70,000 per lot. This will help provide Winnipeggers the chance to build there dream home.
My plan is to start 24/7 construction concept to complete projects as soon as possible. The objective is to open fewer sites with the intention of shortest possible completion time. For example, we will open 2/3 sites instead of 9/10 and finish them first before moving to the other locations. This will not only minimize traffic congestion but also reduce stress and psychological impacts.

News that mentions Umar Hayat

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Longtime Winnipeg police officer announces mayoral run

May 29, 2018

Global News - ...ballot for the mayoral election later this year. Diack is a 30-year veteran of the Winnipeg Police Service, and joins Jenny Motkaluk, Doug Wilson, Umar Hayat and Don Woodstock in challenging incumbent Brian Bowman for the role. READ MORE: Winnipeg mayoral race now has four candidates He had previously...

Winnipeg police officer seeks to arrest Brian Bowman’s reign as mayor

May 28, 2018

CBC Manitoba -," Burrows said in an interview. As of Monday, five candidates have registered to run for mayor: Incumbent mayor Bowman, plus entrepreneur Umar Hayat, business-development consultant Jenny Motkaluk, former Morden mayor Doug Wilson and former Winnipeg Transit operator Don Woodstock. To appear on...

Winnipeg 2018: The mayoral race where no one campaigns

May 27, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...vying for attention versus a Winnipeg Jets whiteout would have been sheer stupidity. That's likely why Winnipeg's other mayoral candidates — Umar Hayat, Jenny Motkaluk, Doug Wilson and Don Woodstock — have also been exceptionally quiet during the month of May. That said, the Jets were defeated...

Mayor Brian Bowman Officially Registers to Run For Second Term

May 11, 2018

ChrisD - ...politician Judy Wasylycia-Leis. Bowman is married to Tracy, and the pair have two children. Four other candidates have registered, including Umar Hayat, Jenny Motkaluk, Don Woodstock and Doug Wilson. -Staff Advertisements Comments ...

Brian Bowman officially running for re-election

May 11, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...Havixbeck. Business development consultant Jenny Motkaluk, former Winnipeg Transit driver Don Woodstock, former Morden, Man., mayor Doug Wilson and Umar Hayat — who describes himself as an entrepreneur, real estate investor and a stock trader — have also registered their mayoral campaigns. Winnipeg's...

New faces, new wards, new voting tech: Winnipeg’s municipal election season has sprung

May 1, 2018

CBC Manitoba - reopening Portage and Main and expanding rapid transit are not priorities for Winnipeggers. (Travis Golby/CBC) Self-described entrepreneur Umar Hayat said he will register his campaign Tuesday, while government-relations consultant Ajay Chopra — who Bowman accused of threatening him at a Diwali...

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