Candidate in the St. Vital Councillor Candidates race.
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Baljeet Sharma - St. Vital
Why did you decide to run in the 2018 (Winnipeg Civic Election / School Board Election)?
I decided to run for City Council , as I believe stagnation leads to lethargy and is not good in any form and especially in politics.Stagnation in politics is detrimental, it has the potential to kill the soul of democratic values in politics.Change is inevitable and good for voters. Voters need choice, present incumbents should not become fait accompli of voters of this area. Now they have choice and of course better.Voters deserve better this time.8 years is very long time for incumbent and yet asking for another four years !
What experience will you bring to complement your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?
Having worked with people on day to day basis, I have first hand experience the issue that Winnipeggers face on day to day basis. Have been to city hall and legislative building during the deliberations and debate in progress.
I am aware and disappointed how important issues are ignored. How the Winnipeggers opinion and concerns are sidelined when it comes to making decisions that impact the Winnipeggers.
I have first-hand experience where my representative to whom I voted, not only ignored my request but did not bother to acknowledge even.
I am not able to comprehend why after the elections, voters are forgotten altogether, our elected representatives either are busy in promoting themselves and catering to the needs of vested interests!
Perhaps LESS SAID THE BETTER is a phrase that covers it all about the state of affairs in our City Council.
Imagine, already been there for 8 long years and yet asking for four more years.
12 years for the incumbent! Enough already, I guess nobody is indispensable, better choices are available!
What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee), and why are these issues important to you?
My number one priority will be to strongly oppose the Portage and Main issue. Much time, energy and taxpayers dollars have already been wasted despite stiff opposition from Winnipegers.
Would like to provide a discount on Ambulance for seniors, who always think twice before calling Ambulance as they are scared of an amount that would greet them in the mail.
There is no denying that children safety is of paramount importance to all us.
Constructing Speed bumps on road in school zones to reduce the speed of vehicles.
Radar camera is just money grab.
Reduce the traffic ticket fines. Prefer Safe Driving class of a day.
Demerit, first-hand fines, high insurance premium – is too much.
Increase Amber light timing at traffic lights. In winter, motorists try their best to stop but cannot help given the slippery roads and get a ticket.
Tobacco company to share expense on patients of lung cancer. liquor Commission to share expense incurred on accidents due to drinking and driving, crime and domestic violence and burden on all taxpayers.
Would work for homeless people, their training, job and rehabilitation.
Would donate some percentage of my wages to homeless people.
What is something that you appreciate about the (City of Winnipeg / the ward / the school ward or school division) you wish to represent?
I live and work St. Vital Ward and I would be honoured if they chose me to be their voice in City Council. St.Vital is a vibrant community and I love this neighbourhood and its people.
This is a great place to live in. This is the place Chose to live since the year 2000. This is a great neighbourhood so are people who live in this area. I would love to work for them.
Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?
First of all, I would like to thank friends in this area who signed my nomination and put their trust in me. I hope rest of voters in this ward will muster support in choosing me as their representative in City Hall.
I assure, voters in my ward, I will be their strong voice in City Council and would love to raise the issues that matter to them and would meet their expectations.
I urge voters in this area to galvanize support to send me as their representative in City Hall to raise their issues.I am open to suggestions if any, I love constructive criticism.
I would encourage and welcome voters in my ward to contact me if they have any advice or suggestion. Everybody counts. I am devoting full time and energy so that I can hear what voters in this want and what are their concerns and issues.
This is the time when you can use your vote to change the status quo at City Council.
Believe me, nobody is indispensable, better choices are available to you, Say YES to CHANGE!
Thanks for reading my message and I mean it!
News that mentions Baljeet Sharma
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October 16, 2018
Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...le travail pour le quartier. C'est l'endroit que j'aime. Brian Mayes, candidat dans Saint-Vital « Le temps du changement » Son adversaire, Baljeet Sharma, habite Saint-Vital depuis 20 ans. « J’ai pu rencontrer les gens d’ici chaque jour. Je suis au courant des enjeux et inquiétudes »,...
October 10, 2018
CTV - ...wheelchair and the bus stop is too far away. “Handi-Transit doesn’t go everywhere in the city; I’m trying to extend that out,” said Mayes. Baljeet Sharma is the other candidate running in St. Vital. Sharma has lived in the area for 20 years and is a self-employed heavy duty mechanic who said he wants...
October 9, 2018
Winnipeg Free Press - Baljeet Sharma is running for city council in St. Vital in the Oct. 24 civic election. Sharma has lived in St. Vital for around 17 years. In his campaign material, Sharma said he is motivated to run because Winnipeg “has given (him) so much.” “It is time to give back and serve Winnipeggers by being...
October 5, 2018
Winnipeg Sun - ...through there and they’d all be delayed,” he said. “We don’t have a plan on how to deal with that.” Mayes’ only opponent in the ward is Baljeet Sharma. Sharma, who is self-employed, says there are “umpteen” issues in the ward he’s lived in for the past 20 years. “We need paved back lanes...
September 20, 2018
Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...Kurt Morton Saint-Norbert-Rivière-Seine Markus Chambers, Glenn Churchill, Nancy Cooke, Chris Davis et Nikolas Joyal Saint-Vital Brian Mayes et Baljeet Kumar Sharma Transcona Alex Allard, Basil Evan, Shane Geschiere, Steven Lipischak, Shawn Nason, Chad Panting, Ulasy Raymond, Sandeep Kumar Sharma et Wally...
September 19, 2018
Global News - ... Kurt Morton St. Norbert – Seine River: Nancy Cooke Chris Davis Markus Chambers Glenn Churchill Nikolas Joyal St. Vital: Brian Mayes Baljeet Sharma Transcona: Basil Evan Steven Lipischak Wally Welechenko Shawn Nason Shane Geschiere Alex Allard Ulasy Raymond Sandeep Sharma Waverley...
September 18, 2018
Winnipeg Sun - ...Dobson Kurt Morton St. Norbert – Seine River Nancy Cooke Glenn Churchill Markus Chambers Nikolas Joyal Chris Davis St. Vital Brian Mayes Baljeet Sharma Transcona Alex Allard Steven Lipischak Basil Evan Shawn Nason Shane Geschiere Wally Welechenko Sandeep Sharma Raymond Ulasy Waverley West ...