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Bowman: This Election is Ours to Win

Brian Bowman
Mayoral candidate Brian Bowman (FLASHBOUND PHOTOGRAPHY)

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 change to city hall and a sense of pride back to Winnipeg,” Bowman said, while standing on the waterfront in St. Boniface just off Tache Avenue.

“There is nothing more important than the power of your vote. Tomorrow, I want and need your vote! So please head to the polls and encourage everyone you know to do the same.”

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Wasylycia-Leis Slams Bowman in Final Pitch to Voters

Judy Wasylycia-Leis
Mayoral candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis (HANDOUT)

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,” said Judy. “He’s been asked throughout the campaign to cost his campaign promises but has steadfastly refused to do that.”

Wasylycia-Leis said her four commitments work out to be $290 million.

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Polling Station Moved in Elmwood-East Kildonan After Fire

Kildonan-East Collegiate
Kildonan-East Collegiate, 845 Concordia Avenue (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

A fire last week at Kildonan-East Collegiate has forced the planned voting location for Wednesday’s municipal election to be moved.

Voters in the Elmwood-East Kildonan ward will now vote at the neighbouring facility at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 700 London Street.

All candidates have been notified of this change and the City of Winnipeg will provide signage and additional staff to ensure that all voters are directed to the neighbouring facility.

— Staff

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Winnipeg Voters Reminded to Bring ID on Wednesday

Winnipeg Civic Election 2014Voters going to the polls on Wednesday’s municipal election are being reminded to bring identification with them.

Eligible voters can cast ballots for mayor, councillor and school trustees, but also must prove their identity along with their voter card.

Examples of acceptable documents to confirm your name and address include one piece of valid government-issued photo ID with name and current address (examples: driver’s licence, enhanced identification card).

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Havixbeck Turns Focus to Removing Windrows

Paula Havixbeck
Paula Havixbeck

Paula Havixbeck would work with contractors and city staff to remove windrows from back lanes in Winnipeg if elected.

The mayoral candidate on Friday said she believes it’s one of the issues on minds of voters.

“The people of Winnipeg have had problems with windrows in back lanes for our immortal winters and I have been more aware of them and the effect since I was a councillor,” she said. “They are dangerous, rock-hard, and they trap people inside their homes as they cannot get their cars out to go to work.”

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Local Election Website Increasing Voter Engagement

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It’s difficult to separate the noise from the substance in Winnipeg’s municipal election campaign, but the team behind WinnipegElection.ca does its best.

The website has become a valuable resource in elections over the years, including the last civic election in 2010.

“We’re hoping to get more people learning about their candidates this election”, said co-founder Jody Gillis. “I’m hearing that a lot of people don’t vote because they don’t know much about their candidates or what they’re voting for. I’m hoping this is something we can help them with.”

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Havixbeck Vows to Increase Business in Winnipeg

Paula Havixbeck
Paula Havixbeck

Mayoral candidate Paula Havixbeck would work with Winnipeg’s business community to grow commerce in the city if elected.

For starters, Havixbeck said on Thursday she has a plan to fast track the permits process for downtown development.

“I have a plan to help increase business in our city, to make business easier to conduct, and to help Winnipeg become a business magnet,” Havixbeck said.

The Charleswood — Tuxedo councillor would also reduce the business tax, provide incentives for women business owners, and encourage aboriginal business owners working in partnership with councils by offering incubator grants.

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Mayoral Candidates to Focus on Youth Issues at Forum

The Winnipeg FoundationIssues relating to youth sometimes get overshadowed throughout the duration of a mayoral campaign, but they will be front and centre this evening during the Youth Vital Signs (YVS) Forum.

The forum will further promote results recently published by The Winnipeg Foundation in its Youth Vital Signs report, giving young people the chance to address issues and ask questions of the candidates that are important to them.

The forum will be moderated by Noah Erenberg of Community News Commons.

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Bowman Outlines His First 100 Days in Office

By Sarah Klein

Brian Bowman
Mayoral candidate Brian Bowman (FLASHBOUND PHOTOGRAPHY)

Mayoral candidate Brian Bowman outlined on Wednesday what his first 100 days in office would look like.

His first orders of business would be to evaluate CAO candidates and meet with outgoing Mayor Sam Katz on transition issues.

“Winnipeggers need a mayor who can hit the ground running after election day,” said Bowman. “This 100 day plan clearly outlines my priorities for our city and it’s something that I want the citizens of our city to hold me to. It’s our plan to create an effective council, tackle our crumbling streets and roads, and to bring real accountability back to city hall.”

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Mayoral Candidates to Trade Jabs at Chamber Debate

Judy Wasylycia-Leis
Frontrunner candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Winnipeg’s business community will get a chance to hear what five of the seven mayoral candidates have to offer during another debate on Thursday.

The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce is holding the debate at the RBC Convention Centre as part of a members luncheon sponsored by CAA Manitoba and the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association.

Brian Bowman, Paula Havixbeck, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Gord Steeves and Judy Wasylycia-Leis have been invited to participate. The debate format will include candidate-to-candidate questions and rebuttals.

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