Civic Election 2014 Articles

David Sanders Goes After the Youth Vote

By Sarah Klein Mayoral candidate David Sanders is targeting the youth vote, pledging a number of initiatives to attract a younger demographic. "I may be older now, but I do remember what it is like to be young. And I do know that it is possible to participate fully in...

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Ouellette Reiterates Case for Winnipeg Rail Relocation

Winnipeg mayoral candidate Robert-Falcon Ouellette is again calling for railway lines in the city to be relocated after Tuesday's chemical derailment near Wadena, Saskatchewan. A CN train derailed, spilling petroleum distillates and other hazardous chemicals that...

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Bowman Would Streamline How Community Centres Run

Mayoral candidate Brian Bowman wants to centralize how Winnipeg community centres operate and communicate with each other to greater benefit the people who run and use the facilities. Bowman on Tuesday said he would introduce a web-based system to better communicate...

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Ouellette Unveils Plan for Affordable Housing Development

Mayoral candidate Robert-Falcon Ouellette would set a goal to develop 800 new housing units a year if elected. Ouellette on Tuesday unveiled his housing policy, saying he would aim for 3,200 affordable housing units in his first four years. “As housing prices move...

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Havixbeck Would Introduce Social Impact Bonds

Mayoral candidate Paula Havixbeck says Winnipeg's social issues can be addressed by introducing social impact bonds. By involving council, other levels of government, the private sector and non-profit sector, Havixbeck says poverty, homelessness, and housing...

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Gord Steeves Would Enact City Hall Hiring Freeze

Mayoral candidate Gord Steeves would enact a hiring freeze at city hall, saying a halt to salaries in non-essential positions could save $5.6 million annually. “Our city government is growing faster than the city itself is, and that’s not sustainable,” Steeves said....

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Infrastructure a Top Priority for Mayoral Candidates: MHCA

All seven of Winnipeg's mayoral candidates agree that infrastructure is the top concern of the voting public heading into the municipal election. The Manitoba Heavy Construction Association (MHCA) recently surveyed all candidates, including the two mayoral candidates...

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Paula Havixbeck 86’d from BOMA Debate

Mayoral candidate Paula Havixbeck has been snubbed from a debate being held by the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) over her support for audits into the land dealings at city hall. “This is a real shame. This city deserves open and transparent...

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Bowman Would Spark More Riverfront Development

Mayoral candidate Brian Bowman wants to see more development on Winnipeg's picturesque waterfront. Bowman on Thursday said nearly half of the 240 km of waterfront property running through Winnipeg is city-owned. He would like to see more infrastructure and river paths...

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