Venkat Machiraju

Candidate in the Mayoral Candidates race.

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Candidates pitch poverty fixes

October 17, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ... In addition to Bowman, the participants were Doug Wilson, Umar Hayat, Tim Diack, Ed Ackerman and Don Woodstock. Missing from the event were Venkat Machiraju and Jenny Motkaluk. “I think the city is doing good things,” said Brian Bowman, the incumbent who wants to keep the job. “I think we could do...

Ce que vous promettent les candidats à la mairie de Winnipeg

October 17, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...sur la question nécessite plus d’éclaircissement. Ed Ackerman est candidat à la mairie de Winnipeg. Photo : Radio-Canada/Jaison Empson Venkat Machiraju Impôts fonciers : Il souhaite réduire de 5 % les impôts fonciers, ce qui entraînerait une diminution de 29,3 millions de dollars des revenus de...

Eccentricities part of the democratic process

October 13, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Urban Knights, which gave the medal to Woodstock. They say the medal is only a novelty and they want it back, but Woodstock refused to take it off. Venkat Machiraju, a Hindu priest, might be the first candidate ever arrested by police during a Winnipeg election campaign. He was charged on Oct. 2 for allegedly...

Mayoral debate features a few jabs, no knockout blows

October 11, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...market and real estate investor, said he would cut funding to the Winnipeg Art Gallery by $6 million and pump it into ambulances and other areas. Venkat Machiraju wasn’t able to ask a question in time. His question was supposed to be for Tim Diack, but it ran so long that he ate up most of Diack’s rebuttal...

Answers in mayoral debate range from Portage and Main to Panama Canal

October 11, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...from leaving the city. Some of the answers: Diack: "I'll make sure they want to stay here because they feel safe." Hayat: "Jobs, jobs, jobs." Venkat Machiraju: "A city of equal opportunity for all." Ackerman: "Dam the Panama Canal." ...

How to watch Winnipeg’s 8 mayoral candidates debate crime, infrastructure on CBC

October 11, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...and their vision for Winnipeg's future at CBC Manitoba Thursday night. All eight candidates — Ed Ackerman, Brian Bowman, Tim Diack, Umar Hayat, Venkat Machiraju, Jenny Motkaluk, Doug Wilson and Don Woodstock — are set to take part in the televised debate from 6 to 7 p.m. at 541 Portage Ave. You can watch...

Newcomers question mayoral hopefuls

October 7, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Mayor Brian Bowman, Tim Diack, Umar Hayat, Doug Wilson and Don Woodstock — earned extra speaking time for their good behaviour. The no-shows were Venkat Machiraju, who did not RSVP to his invitation, and Jenny Motkaluk, who said she’d be there then changed her mind. "We’re quite disappointed," Ahmed said...

Mayoral candidates discuss making Winnipeg more inclusive at new forum

October 6, 2018

CTV - ...is celebrated as one of our greatest attributes. Stay tuned for further policy announcements from Jenny pertaining to newcomers to Winnipeg.” Venkat Machiraju told CTV News he wasn't at the forum because he took a break from campaigning. Machiraju said he wants to make it easier for newcomers to find...

Diversity in spotlight at mayoral debate

October 5, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...and pay only 27¢ per article. Seven of the eight mayoral candidates were there — incumbent Brian Bowman, Umar Hayat, Tim Diack, Doug Wilson, Venkat Machiraju, Woodstock and Ed Ackerman. “Until we change that, it won’t happen,” he said at the forum organized by the Pakistan and Muslim community at...

Facts in short supply at mayoral forums

October 5, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...that has secured road-renewal contracts from the city. Candidate Ed Ackerman played the role of instigator, twice baiting fellow mayoral hopeful Venkat Machiraju — who had originally issued the conflict-of-interest allegation in a news release on Wednesday — into confronting Ms. Motkaluk. Candidate Don...

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