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Don Woodstock

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?

As a proud father of two children, Aspyn and Julien, born here in Winnipeg, I have a vested interest to see their future more sustainable and with less financial debt and this has motivated me for years to advocate strongly for a number of positive changes to our beautiful city. As a multicultural community, I believe that our best strengths lie in working together and engaging meaningful dialogue with our neighbours. Together we can build a vibrant City that has a sustainable approach to transportation, housing, child care, senior care and the youth.

I have been blessed to have had a grandfather, George Barrett, that spent the time to impress upon my heart the importance of taking care of, giving back and learning from our seniors during my youth. St. Charles Ward, in my view, has one of the highest number of seniors in Winnipeg. My way of serving would be to give back to the seniors in our community the care and attention they all deserve. To serve them as their councillor would be my greatest honour and would certainly make my grandfather and grandmother proud. This is why I am running in the St. Charles Ward.

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

Many years successfully lobbying the Council on many issues gives me the greatest experience needed to lobby for future issues on behalf St. Charles Ward residents: o The name change “Garbage Day” to “Recycle Day” – it was a hard battle with Council, media and the public for 8 months, but we got it done. It was an important First Step to beginning Recycling. o Reducing the number of plastic bags to the landfill. o Promoting Reusable bags throughout all the major malls & grocery stores. o The larger Blue Recycling bin now found in our homes today. o Challenging the PPMA (Professional Property Management Association) to institute an Apartment Recycling Program. o Expanding the video surveillance systems in higher crime areas.

As a small business owner and a City of Winnipeg Transit Bus Operator, I have heard and seen many issues play-out right in front of me. Over the years I have developed the Art of Listening to my passengers and customers which is a great asset.

My dedication and commitment to ‘staying the course’, following-through and standing tall when others won’t or can’t stand makes me a more suitable candidate to advocate for St. Charles Ward residents.

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

o The Environment – making sure that we eventually ban plastic bags and implement curbside ‘compost’ pickup. o The Seniors – investing in affordable housing and proper monitoring of care facilities. o Road Construction – working with all concerned to bring out a more cost-efficient and less intrusive way of fixing our roads. One priority is the crews work from 8:00 p.m. till 7:00 a.m. on Regional Roads not residential. o The Youth and childcare – My belief I have had for many years is that prevention is better than cure. The most knowledge absorbed in our children’s lives is during 0-6 years and we need to offer the best care to them at this age. The number One way to keep youth out of trouble is to keep them engaged in sports.

I believe all of these issues start and come together at the City level. Together we can work to make our City greener, safer and more sustainable for our childrens’ children.

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

During my campaign, I have had the pleasure of meeting many well-informed elderly residents who are still politically engaged who have opened their hearts and minds with a wealth of advice which I will keep in my heart forever. In St. Charles, Crestview and Westwood many of my Meet & Greets in all the blocks were very positive and welcoming. I Thank You All for this!! Hope to meet most of the residents before October 22nd. Responding to a need of the seniors, I have begun a Petition to extend the Pedestrian light that crosses Portage North and South between Sturgeon and Cavalier. As it stands today, the crossing light signals are too short and do not allow seniors enough time to cross 8 lanes of traffic. I am confident with these changes, as small as it may be, will add a significant benefit and safety to the seniors.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

My strongest attribute is to have Vision - to lobby Council and be successful in bringing about meaningful change. My passion and vision will bring new and exciting opportunities for the St. Charles Ward. Some candidates have never been to City Hall to lobby for anything, or even to sit through a full day of a Council meeting to see how it works. One prerequisite should be that “some experience at City Hall-making presentations, working with other councilors or even just advocating for an issue”

ASK ALL CANDIDATES: “If you are so passionate about an issue on your information piece what have you done about it in the last 5 to 10 years?” OR “What ideas have you presented to Council that will improve the lives of your community, the seniors, the youth and the children?”

                                                                                     TALK IS CHEAP.  ACTION IS EVERYTHING!!

I am the only candidate to advocate a ‘New Way of Doing Business’. This will come about by having weekly meetings in the community on issues that are to be voted on and for the residents to have their say.
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News that Mentions Don Woodstock

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An upset for Ouellette

Monday, 26 October 2015

Don Woodstock (Green): 1,379 • Scott Miller (CHP): 221 • Darrell Rankin (Comm): 135 — Source: Elections Canada. Report Error; Submit a Tip; RefundRefund. You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with ...

RobertFalcon Ouellette wins in Winnipeg Centre

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

In third place was Conservative Allie Szarkiewicz with 12.7 per cent of the vote, followed by 3.9 per cent for Don Woodstock of the Green Party. This was Ouellette's second major foray into politics. He came in third in the race to become Winnipeg's ...

Liberal RobertFalcon Ouellette unseats veteran NDP MP Pat Martin

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Other candidates for the riding included Conservative Allie Szarkiewcz, Christian Heritage Party's Scott Miller, the Communist Party's Darrell Rankin and Green Party's Don Woodstock. Martin had held the seat since 1997. The Liberal party becomes the ...

Liberals make big gains in Winnipeg with RobertFalcon Ouellette, MaryAnn Mihychuk

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

The Liberal Party made big gains in Winnipeg as poll results came in from across Manitoba Monday night. Several long-sitting MPs were ousted by Liberals, a trend seen across Canada as the party took a majority government for the first time in more than ...

Ouellette wins Winnipeg Centre

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Despite a lot of confidence from Green Party candidate Don Woodstock's family and supporters, Woodstock won 3.9 per cent of the vote. He said he will continue to work for the area. "I'm willing to work with anyone who wants to make change happen," ...

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

Monday, 19 October 2015

Martin, who has been known to use saucy language during his time in office — calling Conservatives "rat-faced whores" on social media — was accused by Green Party candidate Don Woodstock of swearing and jabbing him in the ribs at a candidates' ...

Martin unseated by Ouellette in Winnipeg Centre

Monday, 19 October 2015

During an election forum, Martin garnered national headlines after he called Green party candidate Don Woodstock a "son of a bitch" and a "f---ing prick". And it wasn't the first time since the last election that Martin's mouth got him in trouble ...

Ouellette knocks out Pat Martin

Monday, 19 October 2015

Conservative Allie Szarkiewicz was third and Green Party candidate Don Woodstock was fourth. The race was acrimonious almost from the jump, with Martin on the verbal attack with harsh words and apologies spoken within days of each other in September.

Manitoba ridings to watch

Saturday, 17 October 2015

It's been a rancorous race -- in which Martin has used profanity against his competitors -- but the NDP's grip on the riding is legendary. Stirring the pot has been Green candidate Don Woodstock, who has repeatedly accused Martin of doing little for ...

Big personalities clash in Winnipeg's downtown riding

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Federal election candidates (from left) Pat Martin (New Democratic Party), Don Woodstock (Green Party), Robert-Falcon Ouellette (Liberal Party) and Darrell Rankin (Communist Party) discuss their platforms on key downtown issues at a forum in September.

Big personalities clash in Winnipeg's downtown riding

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Federal election candidates (from left) Pat Martin (New Democratic Party), Don Woodstock (Green Party), Robert-Falcon Ouellette (Liberal Party) and Darrell Rankin (Communist Party) discuss their platforms on key downtown issues at a forum in September.

Winnipeg Centre heats up as campaign winds down

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Green Party candidate Don Woodstock also went to the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce event. His plan for the next few days includes a second brochure drop in the riding, specifically targeting voters his team thinks didn't get the Green message in the ...

Ouellette claims poll has him in front

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Tory candidate Allie Szarkiewich and Don Woodstock of the Greens are well back, with 20% still undecided. Ouellette's camp said the margin of error for poll, conducted Oct. 7-11, is 5%, 19 times out of 20. Of course, candidates predicting electoral ...

Politics 204 for October 12

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Liberal candidates Robert-Falcon Ouellette (Winnipeg Centre) and Doug Eyolfson (Charleswood) attended the event, as well as Winnipeg Centre Green party candidate Don Woodstock and Christian Heritage Party candidate Scott Miller (Winnipeg Centre).

The UW asks, the candidates answer

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Pat Martin (NDP), Don Woodstock (Green), Robert-Falcon Ouellette (Lib) and Darrell Rankin (Com) took part in a moderated discussion at the University's Eckhardt Gramatté Hall on Oct. 5. Candidates were asked about the environment, entrepreneurship and ...

Liberals and NDP wasting resources by fighting each other instead of Harper ...

Sunday, 11 October 2015

He recently told the local paper that he regrets some of his more colourful tirades – in this campaign alone, he has been caught on camera mouthing the words “fucking prick” at his Green Party rival, Don Woodstock, and he called his Liberal Party ...

Liberals and NDP wasting resources by fighting each other instead of Harper ...

Sunday, 11 October 2015

He recently told the local paper that he regrets some of his more colourful tirades – in this campaign alone, he has been caught on camera mouthing the words “fucking prick” at his Green Party rival, Don Woodstock, and he called his Liberal Party ...

Green party candidate pledges to donate $35000 of his annual salary per year ...

Saturday, 10 October 2015

“I want people to see that I am about real action,” Don Woodstock said in a release sent to CTV Winnipeg Saturday. “I don't need to stick my hands into the taxpayer jar to start making a difference. With the amount that MPs receive each year, it ...

Meeting of the minds

Tuesday, 06 October 2015

... storm has included Winnipeg North candidates Kevin Lamoureux (Liberal), Levy Abad (NDP) and John Redekopp (Green) and Winnipeg Centre candidates Robert-Falcon Ouellette (Liberal) and Don Woodstock (Green). The Times attended the brainstorm ...

Winnipeg Centre

Tuesday, 06 October 2015

Don Woodstock, Green Party. As a Green Party candidate, Woodstock says it's fitting he works as a bus driver, helping to reduce carbon emissions and getting to know people in his riding. Don Woodstock, Green Party candidate (donwoodstock.ca).

Winnipeg Centre candidates sound off about Bill C51

Monday, 05 October 2015

NDP incumbent Pat Martin, The Communist Party's Darrell Rankin, the Liberal's Robert-Falcon Ouellette and the Green Party's Don Woodstock attended. Conservative candidate Allie Szarkiewicz was unable to attend. Questions were divided into three ...

Those looking for fireworks during Winnipeg Centre debate left disappointed

Monday, 05 October 2015

Martin, along with Communist candidate Darrel Rankin, Liberal candidate Robert-Falcon Ouellette and Green candidate Don Woodstock took part in the debate hosted by the U of W Students' Association and the U of W Alumni Association. A UWSA press ...

Vandalism, bogus political pamphlets appear in Winnipeg Centre as election ...

Monday, 05 October 2015

"That's the type of politics that we have to avoid,” said Green Party candidate Don Woodstock as he looked at a picture of the phony Martin flyer. Even though Woodstock has been on the receiving end of Martin's venom in this campaign, he said he finds ...

NDP candidate Pat Martin to file complaint about fake campaign flyer

Monday, 05 October 2015

NDP candidate Pat Martin, who called Green Party candidate Don Woodstock "son of a bitch" during a federal election forum in downtown Winnipeg last month, is planning to file a complaint with elections officials after reports of a profanity-laced ...

NDP candidate Pat Martin asks media to leave election event hosted by kids

Thursday, 01 October 2015

In mid-September, Martin was caught on camera muttering 'you son of a b---h' at Green Party candidate Don Woodstock during a debate. Martin later apologized. Woodstock allowed CTV to capture his Q&A at Art City, and said he loved his experience with ...

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