Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Daniel McIntyre Race Overview and All Candidates Forums !

Here's your chance to hear from the candidates running for city council in the Daniel McIntyre Ward at a pair of all candidates forums !

The first will take place at Orioles Community Centre, 448 Burnell Street, on Wednesday, October 8th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.. Candidates will be asked questions about infrastructure and housing, then the mics will be turned over to the floor.

The second takes place on Thursday, October 9th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Magnus Eliason Recreation Centre, 430 Langside Street. Candidates will be asked questions about community safety, then the mics will be turned over to the floor.

2010 Election - Top 3 Results
Harvey Smith 3,251x
(click on name for 2014 election website)

Daniel McIntyre promises to be one of this year's tightest election races.

In 2010 a mere 352 votes separated the top three contenders and incumbent Harvey Smith, despite losing his long-time NDP endorsement, kept his seat with just 28 per cent of the vote. This time around, those top three are back on the ballot as well as John Cardoso, who finished a distant fifth in 2010, and new entrants Godwin Smith and Dave Donaldson.

The Daniel McIntyre Ward includes the neighbourhoods of West Broadway, Daniel McIntyre, St. Mathews, Spence and parts of Downtown.

Many of the hot-button issues will be the same as in 2010. Areas of the ward have stubbornly high crime rates, which include gang activity, annual arson sprees and street prostitution. It also has some of the oldest streets and lanes in the city. 

In the past four years, parts of the ward have seen great rejuvenation and redveloment, such as Central Park, Sherbrook Street and Portage Avenue. This has caused housing prices and rents to soar in an area where the average household income is $20,000 less than the city average.

2006 census data on Daniel McIntyre Ward
Daniel McIntyre Ward Official City of Winnipeg election site
Daniel McIntyre Ward WinnipegElection.ca (includes links to media stories mentioning the candidates.)

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