Voter’s Guide: Rana Bokhari at a glance

Rana Bokhari

Citizen’s Agenda Pledges


  • Make addiction and mental health services more accessible
  • Apply five per cent accommodations tax to short-term rentals like AirBnB
  • Use existing city bylaws to seize derelict homes and turn the land over at no cost to non-profit housing groups to construct affordable housing.

Crime Prevention

  • Implement the Crime Prevention Budget, a social services budget line that takes 10 per cent from the current Winnipeg Police Budget (roughly $32 million)
  • Give 10 per cent of said budget to preexisting social groups or nonprofits
  • Open new safe injection sites in Winnipeg, beginning with a mobile pop-up site
  • Make bike registration free; require mandatory registration of new bikes; partner with 529 Garage to aid recovery of stolen bikes


  • Speed up improvements to Winnipeg Transit Plus
  • Support Transit Master Plan but speed up its implementation
  • Reduce the cost of a transit pass to $20 over four years
  • Replace out of service buses with electric ones
  • Reduce bus wait times
  • Improve accessibility at bus stops, all must be accessible via sidewalk or path
  • Redirect some above ground parking lot funding to transit

Police Budget

  • Cut Winnipeg Police Service funding (see ‘crime prevention’)
  • Revisit the 2013 independent WPS Operational Review to hold officers accountable for budget use


  • Implement new by-laws to restrict how many parking spots a business needs ($100 annual levy, and $350 for those who exceed the number of spots)
  • Lower the minimum number of parking spaces needed by half
  • Remove the sidewalk barriers at Portage Avenue at Main Street

Active Transportation

  • Make it mandatory for all community spaces and parks to have accessible paths for active transportation
  • Increase funding for safe active transportation and secure bike lanes

Compiled by: Emma Honeybun

Updated Oct. 2, Oct. 5, Oct. 13

Civic Election Day in Winnipeg is on Wednesday, Oct. 26
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