Winnipeg North

Candidate: John Redekopp

John Redekoop is a long time resident of Manitoba, who has experience in the local non-profit sector in Winnipeg. A strong believer in social justice, John currently works for an organization that aims to improve the living conditions of at risk youth. John also volunteers his time with local charities that provide essential services for homeless and impoverished Manitobans.

Mr. Redekoop has decided to run for the Green Party of Canada in 2015 because he sees it as an opportunity to continue promoting social justice in Canada. A strong supporter of ensuring that constituents have access to their MP, John has committed to meeting every Saturday with concerned citizens at the local McDonalds, and attending community events like Winnipeg North’s Got Talent. John believes it is the central role of an MP to be connected with constituents, so they can identify and address local concerns.

John understands that many residents in Winnipeg North find themselves in vulnerable circumstances, and therefore is focused on addressing poverty relief and crime if elected. John is a supporter of the restorative justice process, and would like to see amendments to the Criminal Code and Youth Criminal Justice Act so more emphasis is placed on community based rehabilitation and crime prevention. John supports the introduction of a nationwide Guaranteed Income Program, that would ensure adequate income support is provided to those in our society who are most vulnerable. Inspired by David Suzuki’s Blue Dot Tour, John would also support amending the Charter of Rights to include the right to live in a healthy environment.

John is looking forward to the challenge this election will provide, and hopes to connect with as many residents as possible to ensure they engage with the democratic process.

The Green Party is excited to have John Redekoop as our candidate in the riding of Winnipeg-North.