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About Zubair

Zubair Sheikh was born on October 1st, 1962 in Pakistan. He is the second youngest out of 7 siblings of which 6 are brothers and 1 is a sister. He focused on education and striving to become greater and secure a safe and successful life for his family from a young age.

            Mr. Sheikh attended colleges in the Netherlands and the Philippines to study civil engineering. He would eventually receive his masters in Ecological Engineering. Once finished with his studies, Zubair Sheikh looked to start a family and married Ayla Sheikh, his current beloved wife. The two would decide to seek a safer and smarter place to start a family.

            Mr. Sheikh and his wife would move to Toronto, Ontario in 1999 hoping to start a family and find a better living environment. They would succeed in having their first son, Daniyal Sheikh, in 2003 and then have another son, Shahaan Sheikh, a year later in 2004. In 2009, Mr Sheikh would move out to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to start up his own business and secure a future for his children.

            Zubair Sheikh has now been living in Saskatoon for almost 12 years. He believes that with his expertise and his craftsmanship along with his intellect, he can change this city for the better. Mr. Sheikh believes that it is finally time to take charge and improve this city so that it can shine as bright as its potential will let it.

Autobiography

My name is Zubair Sheikh. I was born in Bahawalpur, Pakistan in 1962. I decided to come to Canada in 1999 to find a safer and cleaner environment to start a family. I have been happily married for 25 years and have two beautiful sons, Daniyal and Shahaan Sheikh.

In 2009, I decided to move to Saskatoon to start my engineering and consultant business Active Engineers Consultants and Contractors, because I recognized the potential the city of Saskatoon had. I fell in love with the city and its people. I got to be a part of an extremely multicultural society where everyone was open to sharing their experiences and I’m just one of those people the loves learning so it was really appealing to me.

After almost 10 years of living here, I decided it was time for me to help make a change. I hope to bring a new and fresh perspective on how to stabilize the cities financial status and help us grow in a safer yet more elastic way. For me, the most important thing in my campaign is the cities spending habits and how they need to be changed and the money needs to be handled much more carefully. Another one of the big problems in this city would be the crime rates. We cannot compromise on the Saskatoon Police Departments budget but would like instead for there to be reforms and changes made to how they use the money we provide them with as well.

            I would like to conclude by saying that we need to change to come to this city. It indeed is a difficult task and that is why I need as much support as I can possibly get. I realize I am the underdog and that is why I am showing all my effort and using straightforward tactics to make my points clear and firm. I believe that this city is stuck in a static state and is not progressing as well as other big cities in Canada. I would love to change that, but I need your help to do that so we can make a better Saskatoon together.

Vision & Mission

  1. Zero percent increase in property tax. Lower taxes keep more money in your pocket to spend where you want, and hopefully in this great city.
  2. Better fiscal management by trimming unnecessary spending, focus more on supporting police, emergency, and mental health services.
  3. Infrastructure improvements as deemed necessary. My strength is infrastructure design, planning, implementation, and budgetary requirements for large projects.
  4. Green charging stations in Saskatoon so people do not have to drive to Davidson to charge their cars.
  5. Year-round tourism initiatives within our city like an indoor theme park. Why do people have to travel out of the province? We would rather have jobs and investment in our city. Tax incentives could be offered for investment.
  6. Connect Saskatoon with Europe or London, England with direct flights. This will enable big companies to establish their offices in this mineral-rich province.
  7. Continued support for police and emergency services focusing on crime reduction initiatives, safer communities equals a safer city.
  8. Student population, mental health care, and improved social programs, what is affecting students? Inexpensive housing for students near schools.
  9. Affordable housing for everyone. Thicken city areas by infill housing. Will increase collection of property tax.
  10. Attract investors, offering incentives & by connecting Saskatoon directly with London. This will create more job opportunities and reduce crime.
  11. Smart spending on the public library. Better ways to reduce the amount dedicated to the library currently
  12. Nuclear energy– as uranium production will increase various businesses will need offices and we want them to choose Saskatoon. We want to attract them with their families as the place to set up.
  13. Multifaith lots, incorporating places of worship in newly developed areas. Different worship days with share parking lots can save space. Saskatoon is a culturally diverse city and to blend cultures together we need similar ideas.