Gord Steeves 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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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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Steeves Vows Never to Open Portage and Main to Pedestrians

Gord Steeves doesn't want pedestrians to cross at Portage and Main -- ever. The mayoral candidate said on Monday, if elected, he would ensure the concrete barriers preventing pedestrian access at the busy intersection remain in place. “If we open the intersection to...

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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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Steeves Plans $150M for Infrastructure Repair

By Brian Schultz Mayoral candidate Gord Steeves plans to inject $150 million per year into Winnipeg's crumbling roads if he's elected. Steeves said his plan for rebuilding infrastructure would also include an around-the-clock construction schedule. “I will ensure that...

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Steeves Wants More Grand Forks Tourists in Winnipeg

Mayoral hopeful Gord Steeves wants the city to attract more visitors from the northern U.S. to increase tourism in Winnipeg. The candidate, in a rare Sunday announcement, said he would create a "Grand Forks Weekend" if elected to draw in residents from North Dakota....

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Steeves Takes Aim at Brian Bowman’s Campaign

Mayoral candidate Gord Steeves turned his attention away from frontrunner Judy Wasylycia-Leis on Friday and over to fellow candidate Brian Bowman. Steeves called on Bowman to state how he would be funding the many promises he has been making throughout the campaign,...

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Gord Steeves Would Overhaul Photo Radar

Winnipeg mayoral candidate Gord Steeves would make drastic changes to photo radar in the city if elected. Steeves on Wednesday said since the program was introduced in 2002, its focus has shifted from promoting public safety to being a cash grab. “If we don’t make...

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Steeves Would Invest in Community Centres Over BRT

Mayoral candidate Gord Steeves renewed his objection to bus rapid transit in Winnipeg on Friday, pledging instead to focus on community centres. Steeves said, if elected, he would ensure community clubs receive as much as $5 million to improve existing and new...

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Gord Steeves Pledges to Revise Land Development Process

Mayoral Candidate Gord Steeves promised to revise how land is developed in Winnipeg, starting with getting rid of community committee meetings. "Gone will be the draconian methods of community committee, which rewards a ‘Not in my Backyard’ syndrome," reads a...

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