WINNIPEG, MB – River Heights-Fort Garry City Councillor and Deputy Mayor John Orlikow submitted a motion today at Winnipeg City Council that calls for the creation of a two-year COVID-19 recovery plan that includes measures and strategies to promote job and economic growth, equity and resiliency.
“The City of Winnipeg has to continue to respond to the impacts of COVID-19 on our residents and businesses. Now is the time to prepare to re-open to the ‘new normal’ with a recovery plan and begin thinking about how Winnipeg can be more prepared for the next emergency,” said Deputy Mayor John Orlikow.
With the motion introduced today by Councillor Orlikow and Mayor Bowman, Council will have the opportunity to review the details, ask questions and offer amendments.
The motion calls on broader input from groups including but not limited to Economic Development Winnipeg, the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, the United Way, and End Homelessness Winnipeg.
Additionally, if passed, the motion would see the City of Winnipeg provide a framework to enable all levels of government to coordinate the city’s recovery from COVID-19 together.
“Providing a resilient and equitable COVID-19 recovery plan that grows our economy, creates jobs and develops tools to support our diverse residents, including those who are part of Black, Indigenous and equity-deserving communities is what Winnipeg needs and is exactly what I am proposing with this motion,” Orlikow said.