Friday, July 16, 2010

Questions for the candidates for Charleswood-Tuxedo Ward


Questions for the candidates for Charleswood-Tuxedo Ward

Question 1: What is your name?

Question 2: What is your profession?

Question 3: How old are you?

Question 4: Can you tell us about your family?

Question 5: Why are you running in Charleswood-Tuxedo?

Question 6: How long have you lived in the ward?

Question 7: Have you had any past political affiliations in provincial or federal politics?

Question 8: Who did you vote for in the last civic election both for mayor and councillor and why? How would you rate the last council and mayor?

Question 9: Do you feel your political views are left, center or right? How would you describe your political views?

Question 10: What do you think are the major issues for the city of Winnipeg?

Question 11: What do you think are the major issues for the ward of Charleswood-Tuxedo?

Question 12: Do you support a continued tax freeze or do you believe that taxes should go up to re-build infrastructure and support programs?

Question 13: Do you support cuts in the city of Winnipeg budget? Where?

Question 14: Do you support increases in the city of Winnipeg budget? Where?

Question 15: Do you support an increase, decrease or a freeze in the city budget for police officers? Do you believe we need more police officers? If so, would you support a tax increase for it?

Question 16: What is your view on crime in the city of Winnipeg and what can you as councillor do about it?

Question 17: Do you support rapid bus transit or light rail transit? Do you have any other ideas for rapid transit? Do you believe Charleswood is well served for public transit?

Question 18: Do you believe a city should fund a zoo? If yes or no, please indicate why. Would you support closing or selling the zoo or ending funding of the zoo?

Question 19: Do you believe a city should fund arts and culture? If yes or no, indicate why.

Question 20: Do you believe the fire department should have an increase, decrease or a freeze in their budget? Would you support a tax increase for the fire department?

Question 21: Do you believe that roads, water and sewer should receive an increase, decrease or freeze in their budget? Would you support a tax increase for roads, water and sewer?

Question 22: Do you support the present hotel tax?

Question 23: Would you support the city of Winnipeg having a sales tax in addition to property tax?

Question 24: Do you think Winnipeg should have a tax cut? If yes or no, explain why?

Question 25: Do you believe that the present city of Winnipeg budget is adequate for the city of Winnipeg? If yes or no, explain why.

Question 25: Should education be funded through property tax or through general funds from the province?

Question 26: Do you support term limits? Will you be serving a term limit even if there are no rules in place? How long will you serve?

Question 26: Do you think housing should be allowed at The Forks? If yes or no, explain why.

Question 27: What changes (if any) should be done to upkeep our city parks and recreation programs?

Question 28: What do hope to see in the Kapyong Barracks along Kenaston?

Question 29: Do you support a moratorium on development on old railway lines in favour of rapid transit and bike corridors?

Question 30: Do you support widening Kenaston to three lanes in each direction?

Question 31: Do you support the creation of service roads for any further shopping developments?

Question 32: What is your view on city taxes going to build a stadium for the Blue Bombers and Manitoba Bisons?

Question 33: What is your view of a possible call for taxpayer help to expand the MTS Centre? Would you support it?

Question 34: What do you believe the city should do to ensure a vital downtown? Do you believe it is important as a councillor to support it?

Question 35: Do you believe that some city service should be privatized? What services (if any) would be candidates for it?

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2 comments:

Mr. Nobody said...

Good questions. Hope you post the reply's because candidate info and platforms are pretty thin right now.

I really hope people vote for substance rather than who ran the community club or coached my kids type of voting.

John Dobbin said...

I haven't heard back from any of the candidates yet. I will post their replies if and when they come.