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Residents Voicing Concerns Over Lack of Stadium Consultations

October 19, 2010 7:14 AM | News


Residents living near the University of Manitoba concerned with the lack of public consultation over the new football stadium will gather at City Hall this morning.

The University Neighbourhood Residents Committee is asking for the civic election candidates and provincial MLAs to commit to a community engagement process similar to the Provencher Bridge consultations.

Mayor Sam Katz, challenger Judy Wasylycia-Leis, incumbent St. Norbert city councillor Justin Swandel and opponent Louise May have all been invited to attend to sign the commitment. MLAs Marilyn Brick and Kerri Irvin-Ross have also been invited to attend on the province’s behalf.

Area residents will gather outside City Hall at 10:30 a.m. to voice their concerns.

UPDATE: In a release shortly before 9 a.m., rally organizer Catherine Addison said both Swandal and May have committed to support the group’s request for better public consultations.