Janice Lukes

Janice Lukes

Phone: 204-770-7092
Incumbent Since 2014

Janice Lukes

Candidate in the Waverley West Councillor Candidates race.

Janice can be reached on social media, at [email protected], or by calling 204-770-7092.

Their response to our candidate questionnaire can be read below.

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Questionnaire Response

Janice Lukes - Waverley West

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

As Councillor for the South Winnipeg – St Norbert ward from 2014-2018, I decided to run again because I want to continue the momentum on some very significant projects:

  • South Winnipeg Recreation Campus
  • Combatting Illegal Rooming Houses
  • Developer hand off – City take over of new developments
  • Optimizing the new Rapid Transit Corridor
  • Internal Operations / Governance Review (City Wide)

and I want to continue supporting the development of new communities and integration of residents into these growing communities.   I am also excited to be learning from more established communities that are new to the Waverley West ward.


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

I have gained four years of experience as a Councillor, when I look back on that experience alone – I know I can bring value to the role.

  • my background as a fund developer, former business owners, trails coordinator, BIZ executive director and parent provides me with valuable insight and experience to the role.

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?

Full details on these issues at www.VoteLukes.ca

Overhaul outdated governance model:

  • the City has not conducted a review of the governance model in 20 years and it is time.

 Collaborate and develop a Strategic Plan of Priorities:

  •  The Strategic Plan would identify specific recommendations, actions and priorities. The Strategic Plan of Priorities acts as a clear statement to the Public, the Public Service and Councillors on what the focus will be for the term.

Optimize Operational Improvements:

  • I’ll be brutally honest – the dysfunction, and silo based operations of the internal workings of the City is costing taxpayers millions. The administrative operations of the City, in my opinion – need a complete overhaul.

Crime Reduction:

  • Working to address the roots of crime, increasing resident involvement in Crime Prevention, developing programs to build stronger communities.

 Aligning Economic Development Agendas and Decisions:

  • Council must have a clear understanding of Economic Development Winnipeg (EDW), the Winnipeg and Manitoba Chamber of Commerce and the Province of Manitoba’s economic development goals –

Ensure winter snow removal of all sidewalks and pathways:

  • For the mental and physical well being of residents.


What is something that you appreciate about the (City of Winnipeg / the ward / the school ward or school division) you wish to represent?

I appreciate the tremendous cultural diversity and inclusionary communities that reside in the Waverley West ward.


Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I have been acclaimed as the first Councillor for the Waverley West ward – so while being acclaimed is a unique experience, I am a bit regretful my name won’t appear on the ballot !

News that mentions Janice Lukes

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Ce que vous promettent les candidats à la mairie de Winnipeg

October 17, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...à grande vitesse. La candidate à la mairie de Winnipeg Jenny Motkaluk a reçu le soutien des conseillers sortants Jason Schreyer (photo), Janice Lukes, Jeff Browaty et Ross Eadie. Photo : Radio-Canada/Camille Gris Roy Transport en commun : La candidate promet d’arrêter la construction des...

Frontage freeze coming if Motkaluk elected

October 17, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...2% of a 2.33% annual property tax hike to fund that. Meanwhile, Motkaluk has received another endorsement from an incumbent city councillor. Janice Lukes, the former South Winnipeg-St. Norbert councillor who’s been acclaimed to represent Waverley West, said she believes Motkaluk would collaborate...

Motkaluk Would Freeze Frontage Levy Rates if Elected

October 17, 2018

ChrisD - ...and operations sides of the current system can be completed. The business consultant has also been endorsed by Waverley West councillor-elect Janice Lukes, North Kildonan council incumbent Jeff Browaty, Elmwood-East Kildonan incumbent Jason Schreyer and Mynarski ward incumbent Ross Eadie. ...

Janice Lukes endorses Jenny Motkaluk for Mayor of Winnipeg

October 17, 2018

Global News - ...city councillor Janice Lukes is backing mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk in the upcoming civic election. READ MORE: Winnipeggers taking advantage of advance polls Lukes — who has already been acclaimed as councillor in the new Waverley West Ward — said she feels Motkaluk will communicate with...

Janice Lukes joins 3 other incumbents endorsing Jenny Motkaluk as Winnipeg mayor

October 16, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...fourth member of Winnipeg's outgoing city council has endorsed Jenny Motkaluk's mayoral campaign. Waverley West councillor-elect Janice Lukes said Tuesday she is backing Motkaluk's effort to unseat incumbent Brian Bowman. Lukes said in an interview while she does not endorse all of Motkaluk's policies, she...

Motkaluk passes on mayoral candidates forum

October 16, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...was made that my time would be better spent reaching out to voters.” The mayoral candidate -- who received an endorsement late Tuesday from Coun. Janice Lukes (Waverley West) -- said her objection was not over the issues of hunger and poverty, but the format. Motkaluk said Tuesday, after participating in...

Fourth councillor backs Motkaluk’s bid for mayor

October 16, 2018

CTV - ...Brian Bowman critic on City Hall is endorsing his main rival for mayor, Jenny Motkaluk. Janice Lukes is backing Motkaluk and will make it official at an event planned for Wednesday, Oct 16. "I believe Jenny Motkaluk has the leadership abilities and approach to work in true collaboration with all 15...

The remaking of candidate Brian Bowman

October 16, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...the Portage and Main plebiscite proposed by Jeff Browaty, who's running for re-election in North Kildonan, and Waverley West councillor-elect Janice Lukes. The mayor said his climbdown from his 2014 campaign promise was borne out of a desire to listen to the electorate and not because three members of...

Election Extra: Plebiscite pondering

October 15, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...to find anything or anyone representing a formal anti-reopening movement, aside from council opponents and plebiscite proponents Jeff Browaty and Janice Lukes and mayoral hopeful Jenny Motkaluk, who seemed intent on making Portage and Main a frontrunners'-showdown issue until incumbent Brian Bowman —...

Portage and Main barriers may be ripped out regardless of referendum

October 12, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...pedestrian barriers once the concourse repairs are completed. That scenario runs directly contrary to the arguments made by Couns. Jeff Browaty and Janice Lukes, the co-sponsors of the referendum. In an emailed statement, Browaty described concerns about the cost of repairing the concourse as meaningless in...

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