Marcel Boille – St. Boniface 2018

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No specific statements or platform concerning cycling and active transportation appear on the candidate’s website (accessed 5 Oct 2018). Regarding transit: “I am not in favor of expanding rapid transit system, when existing system is losing ridership with no improvement in sight. There is no proof that rapid transit would increase ridership or revenue. Waste of money. Fix what is broken first before expanding is my motto”.

From Vote Winnipeg 2018 (Winnipeg Free Press) accessed 2 Oct 2018:

Q: “What should Winnipeg’s plan be for the future of public and active transit?” “Manitoba produces tons of power that we sell at a loss to America at a loss. I would like for the city to look towards replacing a good part of the fleet with cheaper alternatives to half million dollars replacement price per vehicle (battery electric) such as Hydro electric trolley buses. Big deal if province or feds foot some of the cost.. in the end there is only one taxpayer that gets dinged at 3 levels. Property taxes should not be footing the bill for Transit. Transportation is a provincial responsibility. Transit should funded by users and the province. It is time for city to force province to look after it’s responsibilities. I would also like to see transit to be free of charge to all seniors and students, that portion being subsidized by the province.”

Q: “What is your position on reopening Portage and Main to pedestrians?” “Total waste of money, which will do nothing to revive the downtown. What it will do is add to the congestion of traffic, and how long before we get fatal auto/pedestrian accidents.This is not a need, it is a want…. If the roof of your house leaks to you replace the stained carpets years before you fix the roof. Don’t thinks so”

From Winnipeg Votes 2018 (CBC) accessed 17 Oct 2018:

Where do you stand on the referendum to reopen the Portage and Main intersection to pedestrian traffic?  “I’m totally against opening Portage and Main, but at the end of the day if all the residents vote for it then there is nothing I can do.”



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