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Grant Nordman

Candidate in the 2014 St. Charles Council Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

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

I love Winnipeg and I believe in the future of our city. I believe that St. Charles Ward in particular is a great place to live, work and raise a family. I want to continue building Winnipeg as a player on the world stage while looking after the day to day needs of over 14,000 households in my area.

We will have a new Mayor and many new Councillors after this election. I feel that I will be able to use my eight years of experience on Council to mentor the newcomers just as I was mentored by veterans like the late Bill Clement & Harry Lazerenko when I was first elected. We will work together to get things done at City Hall!

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

  • Eight years of experience as City Councillor St. Charles Ward.
  • 11 years as President & CEO of the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce.
  • 30+ years as a small business person in West Winnipeg.
  • 50+ years living right here in St. Charles Ward.
  • In depth working knowledge of the neighbourhood and the issues.
  • Capable, Caring & Committed to a positive future for Winnipeg!

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

I will continue my work: collaborating with the new Mayor and Council on projects that produce real benefits for the residents of St. Charles Ward.

I will prioritize road and infrastructure repairs, keep taxes low (rate of inflation or less), and support investments that will grow Winnipeg's economy.

There is a lot of talk recently about accountability and transparency : I believe both are positive attributes for us to aim for as a City Government. That said, some rival candidates appear obsessed with these buzz words, so much so, that we have heard little from them other than a misleading promise to "clean up city hall."

I believe the citizens of Winnipeg & St. Charles Ward want City Council to take care of business and move this city forward. They do not want us to endlessly audit and debate in circles regarding our past performance.

They want us to fix their roads, sidewalks, back lanes and sewers ASAP!

They want the best Police, Paramedics and Winnipeg Fire Department that we can provide!

They want better snow removal.

They want low taxes.

If Re-Elected to serve as your Councillor you can expect these will be my top priorities going forward!

What is one thing in particular that you appreciate about the ward you wish to represent?

St. Charles has been my family's home for over 50 years. I know, and care deeply for the people who live here and I am personally committed to the future of this community.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

In addition to looking after 14,000 households in St. Charles Ward, I have served as:

  • Chair of the Winnipeg Age Friendly & Seniors Advisory Committee
  • Chair of the Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region
  • Chair of the Canadian Capital Cities Organization Annual Conference (Winnipeg 2015)
  • Speaker of Winnipeg City Council for 3.5 years
  • Acting Deputy Mayor for the last year
  • A member of every Standing Policy Committee of Council
  • Board Member: Assiniboine Park Conservancy
  • Board Member: Red River Ex Association
  • Board Member: Winnipeg Convention Centre
  • Board Member: Heritage Winnipeg

The biggest thing I've learned from my 8 years on Council is that cooperation and communication with the other 15 members of Council is the key to getting things done at City Hall. Some candidates will lead you to believe that you can bully your way towards change and that radical shifts of momentum are simple. The City of Winnipeg is a $1.2 Billion a year operation, with over 8000 employees, and you need 9 votes on Council to change anything. I am proud of most of what we have accomplished together so far.

I humbly ask for your vote!

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News that Mentions Grant Nordman

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If you give them tax dollars, they'll spend

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

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Hike not needed? Councillors stay within their allowance

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

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Councillor calls out 'idiot drivers'

Monday, 06 January 2014

Grant Nordman (St. Charles) wrote a Facebook post Sunday about four vehicles he spotted stuck on medians and a boulevard along Ness Avenue. Nordman argued the drivers involved were to blame for failing to slow down to cope with poor road conditions.

City council approves capital, operating budgets

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Against: Sam Katz, Jeff Browaty, Scott Fielding, Paula Havixbeck, Brian Mayes, Grant Nordman, Mike Pagtakhan, Thomas Steen, Justin Swandel, Russ Wyatt, Devi Sharma. 2014 Capital budget. Passed 11-5. For: Sam Katz, Jeff Browaty, Brian Mayes, Grant ...

Mayoral challengers bring knives out at city budget vote

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

For: Mayor Sam Katz, Councillors Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan), Brian Mayes (St. Vital), Grant Nordman (St. Charles), Mike Pagtakhan (Point Douglas), Harvey Smith (Daniel McIntyre), Thomas Steen (Elmwood-East Kildonan), Justin Swandel (St. Norbert), ...

By: Kevin Rollason and Aldo Santin

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Grant Nordman (St. Charles), another member of EPC, said motorists need to relax. "Was driving good? No; Was it passable? Yes," Nordman said. "It's Winnipeg, it's winter -- leave earlier, take your time, relax." Wyatt said the residential plow will ...

Parking tickets in mail mulled

Saturday, 07 December 2013

Russ Wyatt (Transcona), Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan) and Grant Nordman (St. Charles) the new legislation will change the way parking tickets are handed out and adjudicated. But it will take months before motorists notice any changes. Once the ...

Audit into police HQ project nixed

Thursday, 21 November 2013

But Katz and his six-member EPC -- councillors Russ Wyatt, Justin Swandel, Jeff Browaty, Grant Nordman, Mike Pagtakhan and Brian Mayes -- killed the move, with help from speaker Devi Sharma and deputy speaker Thomas Steen. "I would have thought ...

Winnipeg city council backs new fee for land development

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Winnipeg city council won't be taking a “no” from the Manitoba government regarding a controversial land development fee. On Wednesday, council voted 10-5 in favour of asking the provincial government to amend The City of Winnipeg Charter to allow the ...

Councillors call for police HQ audit

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Councillors Grant Nordman (St. Charles) and Brian Mayes (St. Vital), however, ruled out the audit completely over its potential cost. “We can't do an audit of everything and we've already got a real estate audit,” Mayes said. Mayes noted the ...

A spat of historic proportions

Thursday, 07 November 2013

Grant Nordman (St. Charles) said Orlikow's comments tarnished Sharma's special moment. "Orlikow has put her in an uncomfortable position without giving her a chance," Nordman said. Nordman said he believes Vandal lost the vote because he's preparing ...

AntiKatz councillors say 'no' to EPC 'yes people'

Wednesday, 06 November 2013

Grant Nordman's (St. Charles) previous post. Nordman will move on to join the mayor's executive policy committee, along with Justin Swandel (St. Norbert). But councillors Nordman and Mike Pagtakhan (Point Douglas) said none of the selections were the ...

Gord Steeves investigated for possible election nono

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Steeves was the city councillor representing St. Vital for 11 years until he left in 2011 to seek a provincial seat with the Progressive Conservatives. However, he lost that bid. Council Speaker Grant Nordman, who also chairs the city's governance ...

Another councillor leaving EPC

Monday, 28 October 2013

Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan) and Grant Nordman (St. Charles): Sharma and Nordman have also tended to vote alongside Katz, but have displayed more of an independent streak. Coun. Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry): Gerbasi, who served on ...

Fielding quits mayor's inner circle

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Justin Swandel, who quit EPC last fall, or promote one of three other non-EPC councillors considered friendly to the mayor: Thomas Steen (Elmwood), Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan) or council speaker Grant Nordman (St. Charles). Joining EPC at a time when ...

Lots of failing grades at Winnipeg City Hall

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Grant Nordman. REPRESENTING: St. Charles. As city council's speaker, Nordman attempts to stay above the trash talk his colleagues often engage in. However, like his pal Sharma, Nordman was a strong advocate for increasing the personal slush funds ...

Tshirt ploy forces Harvey Smith into quickchange

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Harvey Smith (Daniel McIntyre) was forced to conduct a wardrobe change to remain in council chambers, after speaker Grant Nordman declared his T-shirt inappropriate. The T-shirt in question featured a picture of Smith's “Mayor Sam Katz lane” sign ...

Park land to become condos

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Grant Nordman (St. Charles). "I can see them (new owners) taking nine holes out of service and doing something with that land, and keeping the other 18 holes. But it would be up to the Rural Municipality of Headingley to have the final say on that ...

Taxpayers billed for Harvey Smith's sign stunt

Friday, 13 September 2013

Coun. Brian Mayes (St. Vital) said the expenditure is not one he would have personally claimed, but agreed with Smith's claim it would be “nit-picking” not to allow it. Coun. Grant Nordman (St. Charles), the committee's chair, also voted in favour of ...

Harvey Smith's fake street sign expenses approved

Friday, 13 September 2013

Grant Nordman (St. Charles), who chaired the committee, said. Smith's expense had been red-flagged by the city clerk's office, which questioned whether it met spending criteria for councillor ward allowances that went into effect Jan. 1, 2012. The ...

CUPE ripped as golfcourse leases die

Thursday, 30 May 2013

... (River Heights-Fort Garry), Harvey Smith (Daniel McIntyre) and Dan Vandal (St. Boniface). In favour (seven): Mayor Sam Katz and Couns. Scott Fielding (St. James-Brooklands), Mike Pagtakhan (Point Douglas), Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan), Grant Nordman ...

Mayor Sam Katz's bid to lease Winnipeg golf courses fails

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

... Havixbeck, John Orlikow, Harvey Smith and Mike Pagtakhan. On leasing (two-thirds support needed): 7-8. Those in favour were Mayor Sam Katz, councillors Scott Fielding, Devi Sharma, Justin Swandel, Russ Wyatt, Grant Nordman and Mike Pagtakhan ...

Links plan loses on scorecard

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Russ Wyatt (Transcona), Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan), Scott Fielding (St. James-Brooklands) and Grant Nordman (St. Charles). Opposed (seven): Couns. Brian Mayes (St. Vital), Dan Vandal (St. Boniface), Mike Pagtakhan (Point Douglas), Paula Havixbeck ...

'Responsible Winnipeg' ads appear on sign run by mayorowned Goldeyes ...

Friday, 17 May 2013

I will be using this image from Sam's baseball facility to enhance my request of Speaker (Grant) Nordman to investigate as to whether or not a political campaign can be basically endorsed by the City of Winnipeg before a council vote has been completed ...

The $40000 question: Controversy over wardbudget bump won't go away

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Grant Nordman has called for a review of how councillors in other Canadian cities are able to use their ward allowances in light of these large donations, saying the extra $40,000 was intended for office expenses, not grants. Mayes said both he and ...

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