President ’ s MESSAGE
FALL 2018 Volume 10 , Number 3
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Editor-in-Chief Kellie Davenport CAA Manitoba Managing Editors Lea Currie ( on leave ), Paddy McGee Associate Editor Craig Moy
Make Your Vote Count
Find out where candidates stand on issues that matter to you
Art Director Gary Davidson Associate Art Director Dan Parsons
Advertising Director Brian French brian . french @ stjoseph . com
Advertising Account Manager Robert Zyluk , 204-255-3409 , robert . zyluk @ stjoseph . com
The fuTure is coming — and your vote can help shape it .
At CAA Manitoba , we think a lot about how transportation and roadsafety issues evolve as our communities grow . Whether it ’ s improving roads , building better cycling infrastructure , implementing ridesharing or testing automated vehicles , the direction we move largely depends on the people we elect for local government . So it makes sense that such issues take centre stage during an election year .
You probably hear polling companies ask , “ If today was election day , for whom would you vote ?” Pollsters gauge which way the weathervane is pointing for mayoral and city council contenders . While it gives us a sense of who ’ s leading the pack , polls don ’ t really tell you much about a candidate ’ s platform or their priorities .
It can be tricky to learn every candidate ’ s perspective on infrastructure and road-safety issues — while also comparing their promises on other important community matters . Such research can be especially time-consuming with so many new faces running for office and ward boundary changes in Winnipeg . To better inform your vote , CAA Manitoba has conducted our own survey of the candidates . We reached out to all Winnipeg and Brandon mayoral and city council candidates to get their answers to your most pressing questions : What are the biggest challenges
facing your ward ? If elected , what commitments will you make over the next four years to improve seniors ’ mobility , active transportation , school zones and road safety ?
To compare candidates ’ responses , visit caamanitoba . com / community . You can also review data from this summer ’ s Probe Research survey about active transportation issues in Winnipeg . Whether you ’ re concerned about bike paths , reduced-speed school zones , potholes or street cleaning , you ’ ll find what you need to help make your decision this election day .
Finally , please remember that our advocacy work doesn ’ t end when the votes are counted . Whether the mayor and councillors are new or re-elected , we ’ ll work collaboratively with them to address road safety and infrastructure throughout their term . And to make sure your voice is heard on important issues , CAA initiatives like our Worst Roads campaign will continue connecting you to your elected representatives .
Go confidently to cast a ballot on election day for the person who represents your vision for our communities .
Timothy Scott President CAA Manitoba
Publisher Douglas Kelly Production Director Maria Mendes Production Manager Judy Strader Production Coordinator Joycelyn Tran Prepress Coordinator Alexandra Irving
ST . JOSEPH MEDIA Chairman Tony Gagliano President Douglas Kelly General Manager and Vice President , Finance Richard Wong Vice President , Strategic Development Duncan Clark Vice President , Marketing and Production Darlene Storey Vice President , Research Clarence Poirier Managing Director , Content Maryam Sanati
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