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Ray Ulasy

Candidate in the 2014 Transcona Council Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

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

I am passionate about my community and am proud to call Transcona my home, having lived in Transcona for the past 49 years. I decided early on, in 2014, that I wanted to run. Like many concerned citizens in Winnipeg, I was bothered by the lack of transparency, and accountability at City Hall, and especially our ward of Transcona. Which amplified this concern was the fact that our current councillor has sat on the EPC, been the deputy mayor and chairman of the city's finance committee and would have been aware of many of the negative stories that have run in the media.

I have heard many residents complain of being tired of Transcona being treated like a secondary project by our councillor. There have been many complaints by residents of Transcona of a lack of communication with our councillor, failure to call back/email, and attend events.

My priorities are:

Fixing our Aging Infrastructure Supporting our Local Economy & Jobs Effectively Planning and Improving Transit in our Growing Community Planning Projects On-Time and On Budget Increasing Accountability and Transparency at City Hall Being a Part of Our Community by being Engaged and Accessible

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

I have served in the community for 25 years as President of the South Transcona Community Club, the Community Clubs Board, Native Women's Transition Centre, Rotary Club and coaching all levels of hockey. I have sat as the Chairman of the Hi Neighbour Festival in Transcona for the past 2 years.

I am the Vice-President of Business Development with Legacy Bowes Group, and have managed budgets, projects, and human resources at every level. I have run several successful businesses, including Superior Hockey Clinic which assisted in developing the skills of thousands of hockey students, helping them achieve their goals. I was also the co-founder and co-owner of the former Team Canada Mixed Martial Arts now known as the Canadian Fighting Centre. I know what teamwork means, having served as the Regional Scout for the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL, and know how to identify leaders in the community and foster their growth and development.

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

Aging Infrastructure - While Transcona will come to appreciate the new amenities we are receiving (once they are built), it does not serve the community well to have new amenities without having the infrastructure to support them. Transcona roads are in horrible condition. We need to get back to basics, and prioritize our road repairs.

Having said this, I feel that many of the projects that have been completed in Winnipeg have left Winnipeg with a black eye. Our project management/transparency/accountability needs to be improved. We need the right people for the right jobs. The Plessis Underpass is the biggest example of a mismanaged project in Transcona, and has left our area gridlocked during rush hour.

I would like to see a whistle blowing policy created and implemented. Also, increased details on expenditures for ward allowances.

Being a Part of Our Community by being Engaged and Accessible - I would return the East Kildonan-Transcona Community Committee back to the community. These meetings should be held as a town-hall style meeting as then residents could attend and be informed. I will also return phone calls and email to all, not just a select group.

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

I appreciate the sense of community Transcona has. Many of the residents are 2nd, 3rd and even 4th generation Transcona residents. We are a tight knit community, and fiercely proud of our ward. Transcona has many volunteers who do wonderful work. This is why I am so passionate about representing Transcona, as I feel that for the past 4 years, we have been slipping away from what we represent. Transcona has become more about development, and expansion, and less about community. I would like to see us return to our roots.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I feel that I present as the best candidate for the position. My experience in the community, volunteerism, education is what Transcona needs. I would be a councillor for all the people, not just select groups. I have spent countless hours talking to everyone. One of the largest groups of people that have been especially outspoken are the seniors, who have indicated they are tired of the status quo, and would like to see Transcona under new leadership. I have dedicated myself to the improvement of Transcona, and have been talking to the residents of Transcona to see what they truly want and need. Transcona wants to be informed. They want a councillor that will be visible in the community, and are tired of feeling like a secondary project, or being mislead and not informed.

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News that Mentions Ray Ulasy

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Tina Fontaine, slain teen, struggled with father's beating death

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

As police in Winnipeg seek answers about the death of Tina Fontaine, family members say they tried to get help for the 15-year-old, who had struggled with her father's violent death three years ago. Fontaine's body was found wrapped in a bag in the Red ...

It takes a village: Reaching out to First Nations homeless

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Althea Guiboche often talks about why she works every week, as a single mom on assistance, to provide bannock to the homeless and hungry on Winnipeg's streets – in honour of the village we once had. Guiboche personifies this village every week ...

Forgiveness possible for Lorrie Steeves' comments?

Thursday, 14 August 2014

The wife of a Winnipeg mayoral candidate recently had an unpopular perspective. In particular, this woman's point of view only spoke from her experience, an experience that spoke of fear and frustration. Indeed, it is not nice to swear on social media ...

Winnipeg mayoral candidates cringe at 'fringe' label

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Some of Winnipeg's mayoral contenders are taking issue with a label that was recently bestowed upon them in the media: "fringe candidate." A newspaper report suggesting that some of the seven Winnipeggers vying for the mayor's job in the Oct. 22 civic ...

Slow races mark some Winnipeg civic election wards

Monday, 28 July 2014

And in Transcona, Ray Ulasy is the only declared candidate. Coun. Russ Wyatt, who has represented the area since 2002, hasn't filed papers yet. The deadline for registering as a candidate is Sept. 16. Although he's alone in the race, Allard isn't ...

Mayoral candidates want to sell golf courses and lower voting age

Friday, 25 July 2014

Two of Winnipeg's seven mayoral candidates came out with bold promises Friday. Robert-Falcon Ouellette said if he becomes Winnipeg's next mayor, he wants to do more than just fix potholes. The mayoral candidate said he would focus on making the city ...

To fog or not to fog? Winnipeg mayoral candidates weigh in on malathion use

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Which of Winnipeg's mayoral hopefuls would allow mosquito fogging with malathion if they are elected? CBC News has asked all seven candidates if they would continue to use the common but controversial chemical insecticide to control the city's adult ...

Winnipeg mayor lists primary residence as being in Arizona

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Mayor Sam Katz' ties to Arizona were once again placed under the microscope when it was revealed he had listed his Scottsdale home as his primary residence — especially since it came with two years' worth of tax credits. A listing on the Maricopa ...

Real estate audit: Councillor's bid for Manitoba Justice review passes

Wednesday, 09 July 2014

A Winnipeg city councillor's bid to have Manitoba Justice officials review a damning report into the city's real estate transactions has been approved in a close vote. Councillors voted 8-7 just before 6 p.m. Wednesday in favour of a motion by River ...

Real estate audit 'A question of good governance'

Tuesday, 08 July 2014

Captain Rodney Bungay, executive director of the Salvation Army Winnipeg, holds up a winter. 200 winter coats stolen from Sally Ann · Football Flag · Gaming authority investigates Bombers' 50-50 gaffe · Ray Ulasy was among more than a dozen suspects ...

Manitobans scramble as higher dikes needed against flood

Monday, 07 July 2014

... Rinelle Harper calls for national inquiry into missing, murdered women · Altona police officer charged with making child porn · Transcona council candidate Ray Ulasy's home raided in RCMP drug seizure · Newtown shooting victims' parents intend to ...

Real estate audit raises questions about police HQ purchase

Wednesday, 02 July 2014

A long-awaited audit of the City of Winnipeg's real estate transactions raises questions about how officials handled several real estate transactions including the former Canada Post building downtown, which is being turned into the police service's ...

Former Winnipeg CAO Phil Sheegl earned over $235K in 2013

Monday, 30 June 2014

... Rinelle Harper calls for national inquiry into missing, murdered women · Altona police officer charged with making child porn · Transcona council candidate Ray Ulasy's home raided in RCMP drug seizure · Newtown shooting victims' parents intend to ...

A change gonna come to Winnipeg city council

Saturday, 28 June 2014

INCUMBENT: Justin Swandel. IS HE RUNNING? No. WHO'S IN: Sachit Mehra, Janice Lukes. St. Vital. INCUMBENT: Brian Mayes. IS HE RUNNING? Yes. Transcona. INCUMBENT: Russ Wyatt. IS HE RUNNING? He hasn't said. WHO'S IN: Ray Ulasy ...

Council candidates readying for campaign

Thursday, 26 June 2014

... Ross Eadie (Mynarski), Jason Schreyer (Elmwood-East Kildonan), Stefan Jonasson (St. James-Brooklands), Sachit Mehra (St. Norbert), Ray Ulasy (Transcona), Evan Comstock (North Kildonan), Brian Mayes (St. Vital), and Suzanne Hrynyk (Old Kildonan).

Winnipeg Labour Council backs Judy WasylyciaLeis for mayor

Thursday, 19 June 2014

They are: Jenny Gerbasi in Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry, Matt Allard in St. Boniface, Ross Eadie in Mynarski, Jason Schreyer in Elmwood-East Kildonan, Stefan Jonasson in St. James-Brooklands, Sachit Mehra in St. Norbert, Ray Ulasy in Transcona, Evan ...

Labour Council endorses WasylyciaLeis, 10 other council hopefuls

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Devi Sharma,; Evan Comstock in an attempt to unseat Coun. Jeff Browaty in North Kildonan,; Jason Schreyer in an Elmwood-East Kildonan contest against Coun. Thomas Steen and; Ray Ulasy in an expected Transcona race against Coun. Russ Wyatt.

Judy WasylyciaLeis joins Winnipeg mayoral race

Monday, 02 June 2014

Judy Wasylycia-Leis is promising to bring honesty and integrity back to Winnipeg city hall as she launches her second bid to become mayor. The former NDP MP and MLA spoke to reporters as she submitted her paperwork with the city clerk's office shortly ...

CEO urges fans to stick with Bombers despite abysmal season

Wednesday, 06 November 2013

The CEO of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers is urging fans to stick with the team despite posting the worst record in the league this year. “I would say stick with us, and our fans do stick with us. We have the best fans in the CFL, and they deserve better ...

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