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Watch CBC's 1-on-1 interviews with all 11 Winnipeg mayoral candidates

For an in-depth look at the 11 hopefuls running to become the next mayor of Winnipeg, CBC News is providing a series of one-on-one interviews with each of them.

Hopefuls make promises from arts to parks, taxes to transportation to homelessness and addictions

Winnipeggers on Oct. 26 will choose a new mayor and councillors to occupy city hall for the next four years. (Jaison Empson/CBC)

For an in-depth look at the 11 hopefuls running to become the next mayor of Winnipeg, CBC News is providing a series of one-on-one interviews with each of them.

Winnipeggers will choose a new mayor, as well as school trustees and councillors, on Oct. 26.

What are the priorities for those wanting to wear the chain of office?

Are they pledging to address homelessness and affordable housing? Crime? The revitalization of downtown? Potholes? Cycling infrastructure and bike theft? 

Who wants to improve city services like transit? Where do they stand on taxes and the environment? The arts? The economy?

    Here's what the mayoral candidates are saying, in their own words.

    CBC News will keep updating this page until all candidates' videos have been added.


    Idris Adelakun

    Adelakun, a biosystems engineer, has promised to create 200 units of affordable housing a year and wants to lease city property to affordable housing providers.

    A 1-on-1 interview with Winnipeg mayoral candidate Idris Ademuyiwa Adelakun

    4 months ago
    Duration 9:09
    Idris Ademuyiwa Adelakun, one of 11 people running to become mayor of Winnipeg on Oct. 26, speaks with Information Radio host Marcy Markusa about why he wants the job.

    Rana Bokhari

    A lawyer and former leader of the Manitoba Liberal Party, Bokhari wants to reopen Portage and Main to pedestrians and to reduce the cost of monthly bus passes from $106 to $20 over four years.

    A 1-on-1 interview with Winnipeg mayoral candidate Rana Bokhari

    4 months ago
    Duration 9:02
    Rana Bokhari, one of 11 people running to become mayor of Winnipeg on Oct. 26, speaks with Information Radio host Marcy Markusa about why she wants the job.

    Chris Clacio

    Grocery worker Chris Clacio, who registered to run for mayor in 2018 but didn't make it onto the ballot, was among the first three candidates to enter the mayoral race this year, registering his campaign back in May. He has promised to give citizens more opportunities for input into city decisions.

    A 1-on-1 interview with Winnipeg mayoral candidate Chris Clacio

    4 months ago
    Duration 8:28
    Chris Clacio, one of 11 people running to become mayor of Winnipeg on Oct. 26, speaks with Information Radio host Marcy Markusa about why he wants the job.

    Scott Gillingham

    City councillor for St. James since 2014 and a pastor for 20 years prior to that, Gillingham has put road repairs as one of his priorities, vowing to spend more annually on road repairs for four years and to widen Kenaston Boulevard and extend Chief Peguis Trail.

    A 1-on-1 interview with Winnipeg mayoral candidate Scott Gillingham

    4 months ago
    Duration 7:53
    Scott Gillingham, one of 11 people running to become mayor of Winnipeg on Oct. 26, speaks with Information Radio host Marcy Markusa about why he wants the job.

    Kevin Klein

    The city councillor for Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood since 2018 and former publisher of the Winnipeg Sun newspaper, Klein has promised to put trailers on city-owned land as temporary shelter for people experiencing homelessness.

    A 1-on-1 interview with Winnipeg mayoral candidate Kevin Klein

    4 months ago
    Duration 7:53
    Kevin Klein, one of 11 people running to become mayor of Winnipeg on Oct. 26, speaks with Information Radio host Marcy Markusa about why he wants the job.

    Shaun Loney

    A social enterprise activist, Loney has promised to create a new position of nightlife mayor to help revitalize downtown Winnipeg and enhance the arts and cultural industries.

    A 1-on-1 interview with Winnipeg mayoral candidate Shaun Loney

    4 months ago
    Duration 8:17
    Shaun Loney, one of 11 people running to become mayor of Winnipeg on Oct. 26, speaks with Information Radio host Marcy Markusa about why he wants the job.

    Jenny Motkaluk

    A business consultant who finished second to current Mayor Brian Bowman in the 2018 election, Motkaluk has promised to eliminate the city's photo radar traffic ticket program and to use the police board to get rid of Chief Danny Smyth — then work to get rid of the police board itself.

    A 1-on-1 interview with Winnipeg mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk

    4 months ago
    Duration 8:48
    Jenny Motkaluk, one of 11 people running to become mayor of Winnipeg on Oct. 26, speaks with Information Radio host Marcy Markusa about why she wants the job.

    Glen Murray

    Mayor of Winnipeg from 1998 to 2004, Murray is making a bid to get back into the city's big chair. He has promised to double arts funding and create an Indigenous cultural district in the city.

    A 1-on-1 interview with Winnipeg mayoral candidate Glen Murray

    4 months ago
    Duration 9:53
    Glen Murray, one of 11 people running to become mayor of Winnipeg on Oct. 26, speaks with Information Radio host Marcy Markusa about why he wants the job.

    Robert-Falcon Ouellette

    A former Liberal MP, Ouellette represented Winnipeg Centre in the House of Commons from 2015 -19. He also previously ran as a mayoral candidate in Winnipeg's 2014 election, finishing third. He has pledged to build two indoor water parks in the city.

    A 1-on-1 interview with Winnipeg mayoral candidate Robert-Falcon Ouellette

    4 months ago
    Duration 9:00
    Robert-Falcon Ouellette, one of 11 people running to become mayor of Winnipeg on Oct. 26, speaks with Information Radio host Marcy Markusa about why he wants the job.

    Rick Shone

    The outdoor equipment store owner wants to create a pilot project to allow people to drink alcohol in five public parks during the summer, and to open municipal libraries seven days a week.

    A 1-on-1 interview with Winnipeg mayoral candidate Rick Shone

    4 months ago
    Duration 8:21
    Rick Shone, one of 11 people running to become mayor of Winnipeg on Oct. 26, speaks with Information Radio host Marcy Markusa about why he wants the job.

    Don Woodstock

    Security company owner Don Woodstock, who placed fourth in a field of eight candidates in Winnipeg's 2018 mayoral election, says he wants to turn surpluses at the city's water and waste department into rebates for Winnipeggers.

    A 1-on-1 interview with Winnipeg mayoral candidate Don Woodstock

    4 months ago
    Duration 8:30
    Don Woodstock, one of 11 people running to become mayor of Winnipeg on Oct. 26, speaks with Information Radio host Marcy Markusa about why he wants the job.

    Corrections

    • An earlier version of this story said that Scott Gillingham has been councillor for St. James since 2016 and was a pastor for 12 years prior to that. In fact, he was first elected in St. James in 2014 and was a pastor for 20 years prior to that.
      Oct 19, 2022 3:09 PM CT

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