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Election 2018 Candidate Responses – A Living Wage Policy for Winnipeg

October 17, 2018 at 6:38 PM

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On September 24, 2018, Local 500 launched a living wage campaign in order to bring attention to an important issue during this election.  We believe our next city council should act to make Winnipeg a Living Wage Employer so that all city workers and contractors earn a living wage.

All council and mayoral candidates running in the 2018 municipal election were emailed a questionnaire on September 24 asking whether they support public services and what their position is on a living wage policy for Winnipeg.  We asked the candidates to respond by October 5 so that we could share their position with our members and the public.

Candidates were asked the following questions:

Question 1: Do you support public services and what is your plan for providing better city services to Winnipeg residents? 

Question 2: Do you think that everyone who is delivering city services and paid through taxpayer dollars, deserve to make a living wage?

Question 3: If elected, will you support a living wage policy for the City of Winnipeg that will apply to city workers and private city contractors?

We have broken down the responses by mayoral candidates and council candidates by ward, which you can access by clicking one of the links below.


Council Candidates by Ward

Daniel McIntyre
Elmwood-East Kildonan
Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry
North Kildonan
Old Kildonan
Point Douglas
River Heights-Fort Garry
St. Boniface
St. James
St. Norbert-Seine River
St. Vital
Waverley West