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Bowman Calls for Cooling-Off Period Once Councillors Leave Office

Bowman Calls for Cooling-Off Period Once Councillors Leave Office

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Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman is calling for a cooling-off period for elected officials once they leave office.

Bowman plans to introduce a motion at next week’s council meeting asking the province to amend the city charter.

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Mayor Bowman Announces Mayor’s Scholarship Winners

Mayor Bowman Announces Mayor’s Scholarship Winners

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Brian Bowman (SARAH TAYLOR / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Five graduating Winnipeg high school students were awarded the Mayor’s Scholarship for Community Leadership at a special ceremony held at city hall Thursday morning.

Each of the five scholarship winners received a $1,000 scholarship to recognize their dedication to making their community a better place to live, according to a release from the mayor’s office.

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Bowman Wants Alcohol Exempt from Eligible Councillor Expenditures

Bowman Wants Alcohol Exempt from Eligible Councillor Expenditures

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Winnipeg city councillors should no longer be able to claim alcohol as an eligible expense, Mayor Brian Bowman says.

Under the current Councillor Ward Allowance Fund Policy, alcohol is an eligible expense when purchased as part of receptions for constituents, business contacts, representatives of other levels of government, municipal associations, and international delegations or visitors.

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Bowman Slammed for Meeting with Canada Goose CEO

Bowman Slammed for Meeting with Canada Goose CEO

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Mayor Brian Bowman poses with Canada Goose president and CEO Dani Reiss. (@MAYORBRIANBOWMAN / INSTAGRAM)

WINNIPEG — Mayor Brian Bowman is taking heat on Instagram after posting photos meeting with Canada Goose CEO Dani Reiss.

Bowman made the post on Monday with the caption: “Pleased to meet w/ Dani Reiss (President & CEO) of @canadagoose re #Winnipeg operations and our growing connections to the Canadian North.”

The winter wear manufacturer opened up a second factory in Winnipeg last November. The company also operates a factory on Bannatyne Avenue in the Exchange District.

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Councillors Browaty, Lukes Kicked Off Mayor’s EPC

Councillors Browaty, Lukes Kicked Off Mayor’s EPC

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Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

WINNIPEG — Thinking for themselves and their constituents may have cost two city councillors their positions on the mayor’s executive policy committee.

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman booted Councillor Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan) and Councillor Janice Lukes (St. Norbert) from his inner circle during a shake-up on Thursday.

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Bowman’s Approval Rating Slips: New Poll

Bowman’s Approval Rating Slips: New Poll

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Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman attends the Big Cities summit hosted by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in Toronto on Thursday February 5, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

WINNIPEG — Mayor Brian Bowman is still enjoying a rather hefty approval rating, more than a year and a half since taking office.

A new poll released by Mainstreet Research/Postmedia found 63% of Winnipeggers strongly or somewhat approve of Bowman’s performance as the city’s leader.

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Bowman: Demolish PSB, Civic Centre Parkade

Bowman: Demolish PSB, Civic Centre Parkade

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Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young)

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman delivered his second State of the City Address on Thursday, reaffirming his support to demolish the Public Safety Building and Civic Parkade.

Speaking at the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the RBC Convention Centre, Bowman said future development on Princess Street should be on land currently occupied by the two 1960s-era structures.

The Civic Centre Parkade has sat vacant since 2012 when it was deemed unsafe due to structural concerns. The Winnipeg police will soon completely move out of the PSB to their new headquarters on Smith Street.

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Brian Bowman Wants Syrian Refugees in Winnipeg

Brian Bowman Wants Syrian Refugees in Winnipeg

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Mayor Brian Bowman speaks to the media on Sunday, November 22, 2015 on the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis and what role Winnipeg can play. (ELISHA DACEY / METRO WINNIPEG)

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman would openly welcome Syrian refugees as the federal government aims to bring in 25,000 by the end of the year.

Bowman said on Sunday that Winnipeg needs to play a role in the ongoing Syrian humanitarian crisis and join other countries and communities around the world in welcoming the displaces refugees.

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Mayor Bowman’s Approval Rating Sitting Pretty

Mayor Bowman’s Approval Rating Sitting Pretty

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Mayor Brian Bowman (SARAH TAYLOR / CHRISD.CA FILE)

One year after he was elected to lead the city, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman has the approval of 77 percent of citizens.

A new Probe Research Inc. poll, conducted on behalf of the Winnipeg Free Press, finds Bowman’s job performance is getting the thumbs up from the majority of the electorate.

Bowman’s approval rating is similar to that of former mayor Sam Katz one year into his tenure (76 percent).

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City to Publish FIPPA Data Online for Public View

City to Publish FIPPA Data Online for Public View

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Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman (OFFICE OF THE MAYOR)

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA) requests granted by the City of Winnipeg are being published online in a move to further open the transpraredness of the local government.

The announcement Monday coincided with the launch of Right to Know Week, raising awareness of an individual’s right to access government information.

“By proactively disclosing all of the information we can to the public, we are demonstrating our commitment to ensure access to civic government public documents has become the default, rather than the exception,” said Mayor Brian Bowman.

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