Voter’s Guide: Scott Gillingham at a glance

Scott Gillingham

Citizen’s Agenda Pledges


  • Expand the city’s 24-7 safe space grant program in the North End
  • Pre-approve six modular housing sites
  • Appoint senior advisor on homelessness and street safety
  • Develop formal policy on the use of City of Winnipeg space as warming/cooling shelters for vulnerable people (interim policy by end of 2022, permanent by May 2023)
  • Review city policy on removal of encampments

Crime Prevention

  • Join Winnipeg Police Board as mayor
  • Reinstate criminologist-in-residence program
  • Develop crime prevention and community safety plan
  • Re-task wellness/non-emergency calls to civilian responders
  • Ensure permanent funding for the Downtown Community Safety Partnership
  • Back provincial proposals to create a peace officer program


  • Restore transit to pre-pandemic service levels in 2023
  • Add eleven new buses annually to the busiest bus routes from 2024-2026
  • Accelerate route modernization upgrades in the transit master plan
  • Launch the new on-request suburban services outlined in the Winnipeg Transit Master Plan, starting with Castlebury Meadows – Waterford Green routes in 2023

Police Budget

  • Move a proposal to require Winnipeg Police Board approval for any police service applications to the proceeds of crime fund


  • Launch three neighbourhood action teams to maintain local streets
  • Expand existing capital budget plans for road renewal by 2026
  • Extend Chief Peguis Trail from Main Street to Route 90 and widen Kenaston Boulevard by adding more lanes between Ness Avenue and Taylor Avenue
  • Pre-tender roadwork up to three years ahead
  • Modernize construction bids and contracts to maintain standards with rest of Canada
  • Hire chief construction officer, reporting directly to city council
  • Create task force to work with industry on strategies to increase road repair speed and productivity
  • Grow Manitoba’s construction labour pool by creating early-career job guarantees for students
  • Allow use of more recycled materials for roadwork
  • Use a $1.50/foot frontage levy increase to pay, in part, for road repair until 2026.

Active Transportation

  • Eliminate gaps in sidewalk and cycling networks
  • Upgrade city’s roadwork priority formula
  • Create a road safety and active transportation branch
  • Assign co-signing authority over contracts and cheques to the road safety and active transportation branch
  • Use $1.50/foot frontage levy increase to pay, in part, for “bike route investments” until 2026.

Compiled by: Rachel Ferstl

Updated Oct. 5, 2022, Oct. 15

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