Civic Election 2014 Articles

Gord Steeves Humble in the Face of Defeat

By Tammy Karatchuk (@TammyKaratchuk) WINNIPEG -- He’s not mayor, but he’s humble. Though Gord Steeves lost his bid to be Winnipeg’s next mayor on Wednesday night, in his concession speech, he came across a winner. In front of approximately 40 people at his...

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Ouellette Doesn’t Rule Out Another Mayoral Run

By Megan Benedictson (@YWGMDB) WINNIPEG -- Robert-Falcon Ouellette may have come in third place in the race for Winnipeg's mayor, but the crowd packed inside his Provencher Boulevard headquarters welcomed him as though he had won. "Robert, Robert," they chanted as he...

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Bowman a New Generation of Leadership for Winnipeg

By Amanda Thorsteinsson (@AmandaThors) WINNIPEG -- Chris Tweten is a 23-year old lifelong Winnipegger, but he's never voted in an election before in his life. That is, until he voted to make political newcomer Brian Bowman Winnipeg's newest mayor in Wednesday night's...

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Havixbeck Unsure of Future After Mayoral Defeat

By Luke Jacob Thiessen (@ljthiessen) WINNIPEG -- Paula Havixbeck says after serving a term on Winnipeg city council and running unsuccessfully for mayor, what she needs next is a couple of days of rest. “Or at least one, to get my bearings.” Havixbeck, who gave up her...

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Brian Bowman Declared New Mayor of Winnipeg

WINNIPEG -- Brian Bowman will be Winnipeg's next mayor. Bowman, 43-year-old privacy lawyer and political newcomer, defeated veteran politician Judy Wasylycia-Leis by clinching 47.54% of the vote (unofficial results) in Wednesday's municipal election. "My friends, I am...

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New Faces Make Up Winnipeg’s City Council

A shakeup on Winnipeg's city council has seven of 15 new faces to work with new mayor Brian Bowman. Who's new: Janice Lukes (St. Norbert) -- 58.10% Scott Gillingham (St. James -- Brooklands) -- 43.69% Shawn Dobson (St. Charles) -- 38.53% Matt Allard (St. Boniface) --...

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Winnipeg Voters Elect New Mayor, Council Today

Months of campaigning by seven mayoral candidates to create a better Winnipeg comes to an end today as voters head to the polls in the city's municipal election. Frontrunners Judy Wasylycia-Leis and Brian Bowman were virtually tied in a new poll released on Monday by...

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Steeves Presses on in Fight Against BRT Expansion

Winnipeg mayoral candidate Gord Steeves took one last opportunity to contrast himself against opponent Judy Wasylycia-Leis on Tuesday. Standing at the site of the Parker Lands at the corner of Hurst Way and Parker Avenue, Steeves said his plan to fix aging...

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Bowman: This Election is Ours to Win

Mayoral candidate Brian Bowman took one last swipe at opponent Judy Wasylycia-Leis on Tuesday, encouraging voters to make the right decision in not sending a seasoned politician to city hall. “This election is ours to win, so let's win it together and bring positive...

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Wasylycia-Leis Slams Bowman in Final Pitch to Voters

Judy Wasylycia-Leis used a media opportunity on Tuesday to focus squarely on her main opponent, Brian Bowman. The Winnipeg mayoral candidate said Bowman's $1.2 billion in promises should be a concern for voters. “Winnipeg can’t afford Brian Bowman’s inexperience,”...

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