Chris Broughton

Chris Broughton

Phone: 204-509-8642
Incumbent Since 2014

Chris Broughton

Candidate in the Winnipeg - 2 Trustee Candidates race.

Chris can be reached on social media, at [email protected], or by calling 204-509-8642.

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Questionnaire Response

Chris Broughton - Winnipeg - 2

Why did you decide to run in the 2018 (Winnipeg Civic Election / School Board Election)?

Chris Broughton was raised in a family that instilled strong values of public service. Chris and his wife, Tashina, an early years teacher, have made the Lord Roberts-Riverview community home for 15 years. They have 2 children, both attending École Riverview School. As a family they enjoy many sports and activities. For more than 15 years, Chris has served Manitobans as a paramedic and a health and injury prevention advocate. Chris has previously served as the president of Paramedics of Winnipeg, representing paramedics and advocating for improved health outcomes for the city’s residents. It is this advocacy that lead to the introduction of legislation to ensure access to defibrillators in public venues. As a Trustee, Chris has championed safe and inclusive schools and led the implementation of a Math task force to ensure all students succeed in Math. Chris was elected to serve many WSD board and stakeholder committees. He has served as the Chair of Finance since 2015 and was elected as Vice-Chair of the board since 2016. Chris has volunteered in the community with a variety of organizations including the École Riverview School Parent Advisory Council, Heart and Stoke Foundation, and with the Fort Garry North Hockey Association.

What experience will you bring to complement your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?

  • Elected School Trustee Ward 2 – 2014
  • Elected Vice-Chair Winnipeg School Board – 2016 – 2018
  • Elected Chair of Finance and Personnel Committee 2015 – 2018
  • Elected Chair of Building and Transportation Committee 2016-2018
  • Member of the Joint City of Winnipeg /Metro School Trustees Committee
  • Member French Language Advisory Committee
  • Member South District Advisory Committee
  • Member WSD/Winnipeg Teachers Joint Committee
  • Member Finance Committee
  • Member of Policy Committee
  • Member of Governance Committee
  • Member of Communications Committee

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 Priorities

  • Standing up for Public Education  – Continue to advocate against further Provincial cuts and chronic underfunding of the education system.
  • Expand Early Childhood Education – Continue to expand our full day kindergarten/nursery program by adding more schools.
  • Address Barriers to Learning – Tackle student hunger problem at the Division with an expansion of the nutrition/breakfast program.
  • Expand Core Programing – Continue to prioritize funding for math, science and arts education.
  • Modernize Special Needs Education  – Create an Advocate Office for Parents of Students with Special Needs to help navigate the WSD to ensure every child receives the supports they need.
  • Support Working Families – Provide school lunch supervision across the entire division
  • Sustainable School Division – Guide WSD towards being the first “Net Zero” school division in Canada by creating an environmental sustainability plan for the Division.
  • Invest in Active Transportation – Expand the “Walking School Bus” program – get students out of cars, reduce congestion/safety issues around schools.
  • Schools as Community Hub – Expand Life Long Learning/Adult Education programs to make WSD the “Learning Annex” of Winnipeg. Partner with the community to enhance relationships between seniors and community schools.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

My Priorities Cont,

  • Change the Tax System – Continue to lobby the Provincial government for a change in how the Public School system is funded with less reliance on property taxation
  • Invest in Green Infrastructure – Continue to invest in green capital infrastructure by renovating our aging schools and making them more energy efficient thereby lowering our Provincial Carbon Tax.
  • New Ways to Pay for Education – Continue to find new sources of revenue for the Division to fund new programs and initiatives.

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WSD Ward 2 school trustee candidates

October 15, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - represent Ward 2 of the Winnipeg School Division. Neighbourhoods include Osborne Village, Riverview, and Lord Roberts. The candidates are: • Chris Broughton - Broughton is running for re-election to the Winnipeg School Division board in Ward 2. Broughton was first elected to represent the ward in 2014....

Winnipeg School Division sees bigger picture in loss of tax revenue to urban reserve: official

August 10, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - is developed and increases in value. (But) Peguis First Nation is within its right not to have to pay school division taxes.” Trustee Chris Broughton, who is the finance chairman, said the division will lose $66,000 in annual income -- as Peguis will no longer be paying school taxes on 1075...