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Winnipeg Voters Elect New Mayor, Council Today

Judy Wasylycia-Leis - Brian Bowman
Mayoral candidates Judy Wasylycia-Leis and Brian Bowman (CHRISD.CA FILE)

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 680 CJOB and Global Winnipeg. One of them will become the city’s next mayor after polls close at 8 p.m., seeing either the seasoned politician or privacy lawyer form the new administration at city hall.

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Steeves Presses on in Fight Against BRT Expansion

Gord Steeves
Gord Steeves (CHRISD.CA FILE)

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 infrastructure is money well spent instead of building the second leg of bus rapid transit.

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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

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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