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More Farmers’ Markets in Store If Wasylycia-Leis Elected

September 27, 2010 12:13 PM | News

Mayoral candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis speaks during a news conference at the corner of River Avenue and Osborne Street on Monday, September 27, 2010. (MAURICE BRUNEAU / CHRISD.CA)

Judy Wasylycia-Leis would create more farmers’ markets and urban farms if she ousts incumbent Mayor Sam Katz on October 27.

The mayoral candidate said Monday she would also ensure Winnipeg’s recreation centres serve more healthy food, expanding on her previously announced green plan for the city.

These policies would be enacted through the creation of a local food policy council, which would also work to strengthen the relationship between farmers and restaurants. No firm cost was revealed on creating the council, but Wasylycia-Leis said it would be minimal.

On the heels of the second annual Ciclovia event, she also vowed to create a pedestrian mall in the city.