Brian Bowman Would Create Youth Council if Re-Elected

Brian Bowman Would Create Youth Council if Re-Elected

Brian Bowman
Mayor Brian Bowman speaks to media in Winnipeg, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — Brian Bowman says he would establish a youth advisory council if re-elected Winnipeg’s mayor.

The council would consist of up to 15 members allowing for one youth council member to be selected from each of the city’s existing 15 electoral wards.

“There are so many young people in our community working hard to make Winnipeg a place we are all proud to call home,” Bowman said in a release.

“It’s important to allow their voice to be heard at City Hall, and establishing a permanent advisory council will provide the necessary platform to communicate, consult, and solicit feedback on issues important to the young leaders of today.”

Eligible members would be between the ages of 15 and 21 years. Bowman says the youth advisory council would act as an independent advisory body and resource providing the mayor with youth perspectives on existing city governance, programs and services, as well as input on various social, cultural, economic, and environmental issues facing the city.

Voters head to the polls on October 24.

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