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Stefan Jonasson

Candidate in the 2014 St. James - Brooklands Council Ward race.

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Questionnaire Response

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

The 2014 civic election in Winnipeg promises to be a watershed in this city’s history in which we turn the corner on an era that has been characterized by willful neglect and visionless leadership. We have an unprecedented opportunity to return a progressive and collaborative majority to City Council — one that can offer real leadership and purpose in making Winnipeg the most livable city in Canada. I want to be a part of that new majority.

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

As an ordained minister, I have earned the respect of people across the continent as a trustworthy and progressive leader. In my work, both in business and the church, I have developed an expertise on governance, organizational development, conflict management, and leadership training. My roots in St. James are deep and I care passionately about our city, but especially the St. James, Brooklands and Weston neighbourhoods.

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

  1. Restoring trust in city hall o ensure business is conducted ethically and above suspicion, while establishing clear guidelines for reporting to council on all city projects.

  2. Rebuilding our city's infrastructure by developing a comprehensive plan to rehabilitate streets, sidewalks, sewers and water lines.

  3. Supporting our public assets by investing in our parks, libraries, community centres and green spaces, while ensuring that our public assets are not sacrificed for short term gain and that citizens are getting value for their tax dollars.

  4. Growing the vitality of our community by (a) working with partners to establish a farmers’ market in St. James, (b) expanding the development of splash pads and spray parks accessible to all parts of our community, (c) working with community members to identify areas for off-leash dog parks and green spaces, and (d) ensuring that Brooklands and Weston are integral parts of the life of the ward.

  5. Making environmental health and sustainability an integral part of the planning process by requiring new developments to be environmentally sustainable. Having a safe and efficient public transportation system that serves the city as it grows—making active transportation and pedestrian safety priorities in the planning process.

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

As a lifelong resident of St. James, whose family first settled near Brooklands in 1910, it is virtually impossible to name just one thing that I appreciate about St. James, Brooklands and Weston. So I'll note its rich history as a community. I grew up listening to stories of the early families in the area — the Bourkes and the Hallets, the Prudens and the McKays, the Bannatynes and the Bruces, the Isbisters and the Taits — and I met several of their descendants. Our community has been home to several talented artists — Beryl Joyce and Clarence Tillenius and R.G. Pollock — and they were preceded by L.L. Fitzgerald (of the Group of Seven) and Valentine Fanshaw. Seven generations of my family have lived in St. James — so far. This community is etched deep in my bones and I carry it with me wherever I go.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

The sign on the road as you enter Winnipeg, which reads "One Great City," is not just a slogan — it's a fact! Together we can build an even greater city that is not simply a wonderful place to live, but a progressive city that is the envy of people near and far.

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News that Mentions Stefan Jonasson

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'Chasing rabbits,' red tide blamed for losses: defeated MPs

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

But then the niqab issue hit, NDP support began collapsing and the Liberal momentum began to grow. Fletcher says NDP candidate Stefan Jonasson being forced out over a social media incident didn't help. That candidate was replaced, but there was anger ...

Liberals overcome Conservatives in CharleswoodSt. JamesAssiniboiaHeadingley

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

He began the campaign as manager for NDP candidate Stefan Jonasson but Jonasson resigned on Sept. 24. Longtime Liberal Party supporter and Charleswood resident Aruna Hall said the fact that Jonasson had to withdraw and Paulley step in at the last ...

'I wouldn't have predicted this:' Liberals gain back major ground in Manitoba

Monday, 19 October 2015

The NDP punted their initial candidate in Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley over social media comments in which he compared the way one ultra-orthodox Jewish group treats women to the way the Taliban treat women. Stefan Jonasson was ...

Liberals unseat Fletcher from longheld Tory riding

Monday, 19 October 2015

Fletcher's other challenger was NDP candidate Tom Paulley, a retired corrections officer who took the place of Stefan Jonasson when he was dumped by the New Democrats for remarks he made on social media. It was the second time Paulley challenged ...

Manitoba ridings to watch

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Midway through the race, the NDP rushed to punt candidate Stefan Jonasson over an old tweet comparing an ultra-conservative Jewish sect to the Taliban for how it treats women. Churchill-Keewatinook Aski: The race in the massive northern riding has been ...

Countdown to voting day

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Stefan Jonasson resigned as the Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley NDP candidate after tweets surfaced in which he compared an Orthodox Jewish group to the Taliban. 2 The number of women who were prevented from taking the citizenship ...

Tory incumbent says NDP is the real competition, not the Grits

Thursday, 08 October 2015

There are a few factors on his side this election, Eyolfson explained, including Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau's current rise in the polls, the decision by the NDP to force candidate Stefan Jonasson off the ballot due to a social media gaffe, and, on a ...

Politics 204 for October 8

Thursday, 08 October 2015

Charleswood; What's going on in the riding of Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley? Incumbent Steven Fletcher faces off against Liberal Doug Eyolfson and the NDP's Tom Paulley, who was the former campaign manager for Stefan Jonasson, who ...

Reading the tea leaves

Wednesday, 07 October 2015

Now, after Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley NDP candidate Stefan Jonasson was turfed for an old tweet comparing an ultra-orthodox Jewish group to the Taliban, there's chatter about a wave of angry New Democrats migrating to the Liberal ...

Letters, Oct. 3

Saturday, 03 October 2015

(Sept. 26). Following the recent firing of NDP candidate Stefan Jonasson in Winnipeg, Tom Mulcair bragged about Winnipeg Centre candidate Pat Martin. What planet is he on? The rudeness, crudeness and lack of respect by Martin toward other candidates is ...

Free Press Head Start for Thursday, Oct. 1

Thursday, 01 October 2015

NDP voters turn to Liberals: After the federal NDP forced its candidate for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headlingey, Stefan Jonasson, to step down over a three-year-old tweet in which he criticized religious extremism, NDP voters in the riding are ...

Campaign manager to replace NDP candidate Stefan Jonasson in Winnipeg

Monday, 28 September 2015

The NDP has a new candidate in Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley. Tom Paulley will take over the race from Stefan Jonasson. The party asked Jonasson to drop out after an online comment surfaced in which he compared an ultra-Orthodox ...

Winnipeg NDP candidate steps down after comments surfaced comparing orthodox ...

Thursday, 24 September 2015

The NDP candidate for Charleswood-St. James-Assiniboia-Headingley has stepped down after comparing the practices of an ultra-orthodox Jewish group to the Taliban. NDP spokesman George Soule confirmed late Thursday that Stefan Jonasson, who ...

Winnipeg NDP candidate steps down after comments surfaced comparing orthodox ...

Thursday, 24 September 2015

NDP spokesman George Soule confirmed late Thursday that Stefan Jonasson, who previously ran for city council in the area, has resigned. Stefan Jonasson, 55, was running in the riding of Charleswood-St. James. FACEBOOK PHOTO. Stefan Jonasson, 55 ...

Will CharleswoodSt. James riding remain a Tory lock?

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Stefan Jonasson (NDP). “As a lifelong resident of St. James, I have deep roots in this community and I care passionately about its well-being. My work as an ordained minister has made me keenly aware of the everyday challenges that people face in ...

Federal Election 2015: CharleswoodSt. JamesAssiniboiaHeadingley riding

Monday, 07 September 2015

Summary: Prominent Conservative MP Steven Fletcher will be looking to win his fifth term in this district, a suburban/rural riding on the western edge of Winnipeg. Boundaries: The westernmost of Winnipeg's eight seats, the riding, unsurprisingly ...

Century 21 apologizes after agent markets illegal rooming house near U of M

Thursday, 27 August 2015

A local branch of Century 21 is apologizing after one of its agents marketed a single-family home as a revenue property for seven tenants, contributing to an illegal rooming house problem plaguing the area around the University of Manitoba. Real estate ...

David Sanders stirs up rapid transit expropriation hearing

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Former mayoral candidate David Sanders expressed his concern over the planned route being pursued in phase two of Winnipeg's bus rapid transit (BRT) plan. Sanders appeared as a witness at the hearing for some residents whose homes risk being ...

Canadian recession will go beyond 1st half of 2015

Sunday, 23 August 2015

With news of economic turmoil in China and other emerging economies, repercussions for Canada will be significant. Expect the recession to continue beyond the second quarter of 2015. This raises questions about the supposed recovery in the second half ...

Mayor's race summit not inclusive enough, Winnipeg professor says

Thursday, 20 August 2015

A professor at the University of Winnipeg is disappointed by the list of speakers that's emerged for the city's racial-inclusion summit to be hosted in September. Leah Gazan said she was invited to attend the summit, but told CBC News she has declined ...

81yearold voter takes 'Defeat Harper' message to Winnipeg streets

Thursday, 20 August 2015

A Winnipeg senior is so disenchanted with the current federal government that she has taken her frustrations to the streets hoping to sway voters' opinions before going to the polls this October. Doreen Routley, 81, used to be a staunch Conservative ...

Winnipeg Naloxonedistribution program could prevent fentanyl deaths

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Anne read comments; Winnipeg food trucks serve up free lunch for the homeless read comments video; Campaign manager to replace NDP candidate Stefan Jonasson in Winnipeg read comments; Manitoba raising minimum wage to $11/hour this week read ...

Heavy horse centre opening next week at Assiniboine Park Zoo

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Stefan Jonasson Winnipeg NDP candidate quits over social media posts linking Jewish sect to Taliban read comments · Winnipeg's Most co-founder trying to process death of Jamie Prefontaine read comments video; Developer planned for thousands of ...

Number of Parkinson's patients to double in Manitoba by 2031

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

The number of Manitobans suffering from Parkinson's disease is expected to double in the next 16 years, says the Parkinson Society Manitoba. The number of patients suffering from the degenerative neurological disease will hit 12,000 people in the ...

Winnipeg to host national antiracism summit in September

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Acclaimed Canadian author Joseph Boyden and U.S. civil rights leader Rev. Gerald Durley will take part in a national anti-racism summit to be held next month in Winnipeg, which was called Canada's most racist city by Maclean's magazine earlier this year.

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