We believe that snow plowing is a core service for Winnipeggers. This means that snow plowing should be in full control of the city, and therefore accountable to you, the taxpayer.
Approximately 80% of Winnipeg's snow clearing is contracted out to private companies. This means you pay higher costs for lower quality service. Sometimes we've heard that private snow clearing companies will plow surface parking lots for big box retail stores before they plow your front street. Its this kind of story we hope to hear from you!
Private contracts are also not necessarily cheaper. The reality is that each contractor factors the costs of staff, equipment and depreciation into the contracts with the city in addition to the profits they seek to make.
Through your stories, we hope to inform the city that Winnipeggers care about the quality of their snow clearing.
Help us bring snow clearing back in-house.