2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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Robert-Falcon Ouellette

Candidate in the 2014 City of Winnipeg Mayoral race.

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Questionnaire Response

Why did you decide to run in the 2014 Winnipeg Civic Election?

I decided to run for Mayor because it was an opportunity to address some very important issues that would not be addressed by any other candidate: the fact that we live in a divided city.

This election offers all of us to come together as citizens and address some of the big issues facing our city. 20 years from now, our children shouldn't be facing the same problems, whether it's with infrastructure, the environment, or social issues.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as Mayor?

I spent 18 years in the military, and retired in 2011 as a Petty Officer 2nd Class (the Army equivalent of Sergeant). I was stationed in the 5th Ambulance at Valcartier, Quebec, and I oversaw 600 people, including platoon commanders, and was responsible for some of the base infrastructure. I saw what leadership was about, why having a plan matters, and how you motivate people to do their best by appealing to the common cause.

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as Mayor, and why are these issues important to you?

There have been three audits and there is an ongoing RCMP investigation into what's happened at City Hall, and people have lost trust. We need a Mayor who is focused on the public interest, not just the interests of their donors or supporters. I have shown transparency in my election campaign, posting the names and amounts of all my donors. The goal is to put citizens first, while still being fair to everyone else. The other is that we need a long-term plan for the city, and we need to follow it. Instead, we have planning based on a crisis model, and it shows in our infrastructure. We need innovation, good ideas, and to put the resources into those ideas.

What is one thing in particular that you appreciate about the City of Winnipeg?

The people really are friendly. My wife is from Quebec City, and when we moved here her family didn't know what to expect, but it has been a great experience. There is a great arts and music scene, a mix of people of all cultures, and it is still a bit gritty.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I think this is a very important election. It gives the people of Winnipeg a real choice to set our city on a new and better path. I realize that if elected, I will be the first Aboriginal Mayor of Winnipeg, and for many people in the Aboriginal community, that is very significant. But I know, and the Aboriginal community knows, that we can't do it alone. I grew up in poverty, but now I live in the suburbs with my wife and five children. I want to be a Mayor for everyone.

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News that Mentions Robert-Falcon Ouellette

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Winnipeg mayoral candidates pledge ethics, accountability

Friday, 27 June 2014

Lawyer Brian Bowman, who hopes to be Winnipeg's next mayor, said if one of his campaign workers rips a rival's sign down, he or she will get punted from the campaign. Earlier this week, Robert-Falcon Ouellette spoke out about racism he has encountered ...

Des propos racistes envers un candidat à la mairie de Winnipeg soulèvent de l ... ICI.Radio

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Les propos anti-francophones envers le candidat à la mairie de Winnipeg, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, ont provoqué de vives réactions au sein des politiciens et de la communauté francophone. L'Autochtone d'origine et francophone affirme avoir reçu des ...

RobertFalcon Ouellette faces racism during mayoral campaign

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Winnipeg mayoral candidate Robert-Falcon Ouellette is exposing the racism he's faced so far in his campaign. Ouellette, 37, spoke entirely in French at the Francophone Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate in St. Boniface last week. Not long afterward ...

Cree mayoral candidate in Winnipeg gets racist comments after debate

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

A Winnipeg mayoral candidate says he's gotten hateful comments following a mayoral debate held last week. Robert-Falcon Ouellette, originally from Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan, is Cree and fluently bilingual. He decided to speak French at ...

Winnipeg mayoral candidate faces racism during campaign

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Winnipeg mayoral candidate Robert-Falcon Ouellette is exposing the racism he's faced so far in his campaign. Ouellette, 37, spoke entirely in French at the Francophone Chamber of Commerce mayoral debate in St. Boniface last week. Not long afterwards ...

Ouellette slams redlight camera usage, promises to overhaul it if elected

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Lost in the hoopla surrounding Sam Katz's announcement last week that he would not seek re-election was a commitment from a mayoral candidate to reform red-light camera enforcement. Robert-Falcon Ouellette accused police and city hall of deliberately ...

Sam Katz will not run for mayor again

Friday, 20 June 2014

Paula Havixbeck, University of Manitoba administrator Robert-Falcon Ouellette, lawyer and former St. Vital councillor Gord Steeves, funeral-home operator Mike Vogiatzakis and Wasylycia-Leis. But those seeking to succeed Katz said they were putting down ...

Sam Katz not running for reelection

Friday, 20 June 2014

There are a total of 7 candidates so far registered to run for mayor including former city councillor Gord Steeves, current councillor Paula Havixbeck, lawyer Brian Bowman, businessman Michael Vogiatzakis, University professor Robert-Falcon Ouellette ...

More style seen than substance

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Simard said Robert-Falcon Ouellette made a good point for the need for vision and long-term planning, but added the message was probably lost because Ouellette was the only candidate to speak only in French. "The television cameras were there with an ...

Event not exactly a revelation

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Paula Havixbeck, academic and activist Robert-Falcon Ouellette, lawyer and former councillor Gord Steeves, funeral-home director Michael Vogiatzakis and former MLA and MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis -- spent time kneeling at the altar of infrastructure.

Mayor race to snooze through summer

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

And Robert-Falcon Ouellette, who entered the race last month, wants more accountability at city hall. The most exciting part of Wednesday's forum is when the moderator scolded a member of the audience for making a phone call during the event. It was ...

Mayoral candidates 'too focused on infrastructure': former MP Simard

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The first chance for mayoral candidates to meet the public while sharing a stage turned out to be more about image than policy. The forum hosted by the St. Boniface Francophone Chamber of Commerce Wednesday provided all seven candidates with equal ...

Update: WasylyciaLeis vows to freeze Winnipeg's business tax

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The other candidates vying for the mayor's chair include privacy lawyer Brian Bowman, current Coun. Paula Havixbeck, University of Manitoba academic Robert-Falcon Ouellette, former councillor Gord Steeves, funeral home owner Mike Vogiatzakis and ...

All candidates gathering as mayoral race chugs along

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

But she will attend the noon-hour forum, along with Steeves, Havixbeck, Bowman and lesser-known long shots Mike Vogiatzakis, Robert-Falcon Ouellette and Michel Fillion. At today's sold-out forum at the Norwood Hotel, each candidate will be given two ...

Judy WasylyciaLeis to announce Winnipeg mayoral run

Sunday, 01 June 2014

Paula Havixbeck, former councillor Gord Steeves, lawyer Brian Bowman, U of M professor Robert-Falcon Ouellette, adult entertainment agent Michel Filion and funeral director Mike Vogiatzakis. Local blogger Gordon Warren withdrew his name last week.

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