Umar Hayat

Candidate in the Mayoral Candidates race.

Umar can be reached on social media, at [email protected], or by calling 204-955-2989.

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Questionnaire Response

Umar Hayat - Mayoral Candidates

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

I am running for mayor because I do not believe we can be a progressive city unless we are making real progress for the people who need our help the most, I am running for mayor because I know we can do better. I believe we can rebuild our roads and improve street safety. Taking care of those in need. Taking responsibility for protecting our environment. Understanding that every dollar we spent came from a taxpayer and we need show our respect for how hard that taxpayer worked to earn those dollars by spending them wisely. These are the authentic values of Winnipeg. And these are my values.

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

Transparency of city hall is very important also as I have a very strong entrepreneurial background, I am very encouraged to support Small businesses. Small business survival ensures the livelihood of communities, the creation of meaningful jobs, the support of makers, and the preservation of traditional production methods. All small businesses will be able to tackle there problems at one window that will be provided by the city. We would like to organize a small businesses seminar, to promote small businesses twice a year, with the help of the Winnipeg chamber of commerce and industry. On the official city of Winnipeg website there will be a section to promote Winnipeg businesses.

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?

If I am granted the position to be the mayor of our beloved city I will say No More ‘ Strong Mayor,’ model of Civic Governance. One of my first manners of business will be to ABOLISH  THE “EXECUTIVE POLICY COMMITTEE” ENTIRELY. Mental Health is a huge issue that needs to be taken much more seriously, by reducing mental Health illness poverty, crime and homelessness will be reduced. Which will benefit our city tremendously! The city of Winnipeg needs more outreach workers that can help better our city each day.

The city should not be using taxpayer money to subsidize luxury projects. This is blatantly subsidizing the rich at the expense of the poor. Why is there money for that but no money to build low income housing, subsidized a low-income bus pass and have more mental health and addiction treatment services? Poverty is a man-made invention to exploit the marginalized for the benefit of the rich and. I think the fact that the Mayor is willing to subsidize luxury towers rather than housing and bus passes is a testament to this.

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

Winnipeg has one of the most friendly and generous people in the world. The Canadian Museum of Human rights, the Winnipeg museum had to be designed with a global reach, keeping in mind that its contents must resonate with cultures that often have little in common except discord and suspicion.

I like Folklorama because it provides exposure to cultural groups and brings in thousands of tourists each year, adding to the city’s economy. It is the largest and longest-running festival of its kind in the world.

I am proud to attend the Winnipeg jazz and fringe festival every year.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

Affordable housing= The city has tremendous resources and equipment. Instead of the city selling land to private developers and letting them develop the land and sell it for approximately $150,000-$200,000 per lot, the city should take initiative to develop the land themselves and sell it to Winnipeggers for approximately $50,000-70,000 per lot. This will help provide Winnipeggers the chance to build there dream home.
My plan is to start 24/7 construction concept to complete projects as soon as possible. The objective is to open fewer sites with the intention of shortest possible completion time. For example, we will open 2/3 sites instead of 9/10 and finish them first before moving to the other locations. This will not only minimize traffic congestion but also reduce stress and psychological impacts.

News that mentions Umar Hayat

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Candidates pitch poverty fixes

October 17, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Now Pay Later membership. Simply add a form of payment and pay only 27¢ per article. In addition to Bowman, the participants were Doug Wilson, Umar Hayat, Tim Diack, Ed Ackerman and Don Woodstock. Missing from the event were Venkat Machiraju and Jenny Motkaluk. “I think the city is doing good...

Ce que vous promettent les candidats à la mairie de Winnipeg

October 17, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...chargé de la circulation piétonnière. Venkat Machiraju est l'un des huit candidats à la mairie de winnipeg Photo : Radio-Canada/Jaison Empson Umar Hayat Impôts fonciers : Il souhaite réduire les impôts fonciers des citoyens, sans préciser comment. Portage et Main : Le candidat souhaite garder...

Eccentricities part of the democratic process

October 13, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...pledged Oct. 5 to meet with the road construction industry to implement 24-7 work schedules, an idea first suggested in the campaign by candidate Umar Hayat on Sept. 18. It would be ideal if mayoral campaigns only included candidates who are well-informed, of sterling integrity and able to back up their...

Election Extra: No mayor Umar

October 12, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - Umar Hayat is not going to be elected mayor on October 24. That is not a knock against Hayat. As the mayoral campaign began, he came out of nowhere with very little profile on the local government political stage. He appears to have scarce resources available for his campaign. In short, he has had trouble...

Automobiles et loisirs font réagir les candidats à la mairie de Winnipeg

October 11, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...du vélo en veilleuse dans notre ville régie par les automobiles? OUI : Vankat Rao Machiraju, Brian Bowman NON : Ed Ackerman, Doug Wilson, Umar Hayat, Don Woodstock, Tim Diack, Jennifer Motkaluk Après avoir terminé la construction du Transitway Sud-Ouest, qui a déjà commencé, devrions-nous...

Rival accuses Bowman of pandering to firefighter union by attending Colorado memorial

October 11, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ... When given the opportunity to put incumbent Brian Bowman on the spot Thursday, Motkaluk, left, instead directed a question at fellow challenger Umar Hayat, right, who polls suggest has very little chance in the Oct. 24 election. (Walther Bernal/CBC) Motkaluk misses hit on Bowman Jenny Motkaluk, the...

Mayoral debate features a few jabs, no knockout blows

October 11, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...the radio. Jenny Motkaluk, who had complained in the past that incumbent mayor Brian Bowman wouldn’t debate her, chose to direct her question at Umar Hayat instead. Motkaluk lobbed up a softball, asking Hayat what the first thing he would do if he would win the election on Oct. 24. Hayat took centre...

Answers in mayoral debate range from Portage and Main to Panama Canal

October 11, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ... However, due to the debate's rules only two candidates could answer why they held up their signs, leaving fringe candidates Ed Ackerman and Umar Hayat to explain their reasons. At one point, all candidates were given tiny "yes" and "no" signs, which they could hold up to answer four questions....

How to watch Winnipeg’s 8 mayoral candidates debate crime, infrastructure on CBC

October 11, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...and their vision for Winnipeg's future at CBC Manitoba Thursday night. All eight candidates — Ed Ackerman, Brian Bowman, Tim Diack, Umar Hayat, Venkat Machiraju, Jenny Motkaluk, Doug Wilson and Don Woodstock — are set to take part in the televised debate from 6 to 7 p.m. at 541 Portage...

Winnipeg mayoral candidates roll out plans to deal with meth crisis

October 9, 2018

Global News - create a tiny-home community outside of the city, which would rehab people addicted to meth and give them the proper time they would need. Umar Hayat says he is in favour of a safe injection site and would look at providing more mental health resources. WATCH: Winnipeg’s meth crisis:...

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