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Steeves Takes Aim at Brian Bowman’s Campaign

September 26, 2014 2:00 PM | News

Gord Steeves

Gord Steeves (CHRISD.CA FILE)

Mayoral candidate Gord Steeves turned his attention away from frontrunner Judy Wasylycia-Leis on Friday and over to fellow candidate Brian Bowman.

Steeves called on Bowman to state how he would be funding the many promises he has been making throughout the campaign, including bus rapid transit.

Steeves said he’s crunched the numbers and found Bowman would have to raise property taxes between 30 and 35 percent to pay for the second leg of BRT.

The former city councillor also criticized Bowman’s plan for a new municipal sales tax of three to four percent, saying Winnipeggers would then be taxed a total of 17 percent.

Steeves also questioned why Bowman hasn’t ruled out the possibility of placing tolls on city roads to raise more infrastructure funding.