Sam Katz Articles

Katz Fights for PST Increase to Fund Infrastructure

Mayor Sam Katz was a familiar face in a crowd who spoke up over the province's PST increase on Tuesday night. Katz addressed a legislative standing committee, where he called on the NDP government to fund the municipal infrastructure crisis. “Public infrastructure is...

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Katz Kicks Off ‘Bike to Work Day’

Mayor Sam Katz launched the sixth annual Bike to Work Day activities Tuesday, leading up to the event on Friday, June 21. Katz took part in a group ride from the University of Winnipeg Students' Association Bike Lab, arriving at City Hall around noon. Bike to Work Day...

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Manitoba Mayors Rally Against NDP’s Budget

The backlash of the Selinger government's provincial budget continues, as a group of Manitoba mayors spoke out against it on Thursday. Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz was joined by the Coalition of Manitoba mayors and the Association of Manitoba Municipalities during a news...

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Mayor Katz Cleared in Conflict-of-Interest Case

A conflict-of-interest case that could have seen Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz thrown out of office has been dismissed. Queen’s Bench Justice Brenda Keyser dismissed the case initiated by restaurateur Joe Chan on Friday, saying that while Katz exhibited "bad political...

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Katz to Deliver State of the City Address on Friday

Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz will address the city's business leaders on Friday during his annual State of the City address. Hosted by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, Katz will speak at around 12:45 p.m. at the Winnipeg Convention Centre following a noon hour luncheon....

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Havixbeck Dropped from Mayor’s EPC

Mayor Sam Katz has shuffled his cabinet, dropping Charleswood-Tuxedo Councillor Paula Havixbeck from the executive policy committee. Havixbeck, a tough critic of Katz, has been replaced by St. Vital Councillor Brian Mayes. Mayes will chair the mayor’s environmental...

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Mayor Katz Sued by Wow! Hospitality

By Sarah Klein Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz is facing a second lawsuit to his name, and this time with companies he has aligned himself with. Court records show WOW! Hospitality Concepts filed the lawsuit December 4 against Katz, Hu’s on First, Encore Development and the...

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Nominations Open for 30th Manitoba Volunteer Awards

Nominations are open for the 30th annual Volunteer Awards, being presented in April by Volunteer Manitoba and Manitoba Lotteries. Mayor Sam Katz and Volunteer Manitoba president Donn Pirie kicked off preparations for the awards on Monday. Katz will serve as honourary...

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Mayor’s Office Releases Photo of Katz’s New Son

The mayor's office on Friday released a photo of Sam Katz's newborn son. Katz and wife Leah welcomed their first child together, Aidan Alexander Zev Katz, last Saturday evening. Aidan arrived at 10:46 p.m., weighing 5 lbs, 13 oz. The photo also shows Katz's other...

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Mayor Katz Welcomes Birth of Son

Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz and wife Leah have welcomed their first child together. The Mayor's office said Aidan Alexander Zev Katz was born on Saturday at 10:46 p.m., weighing 5 lbs, 13 oz. Aidan joins Katz's other children from his first marriage, Ava, 11, and Kiera,...

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City Hall Christmas Tree Trimmed, Lit for the Holidays

A 55-foot Colorado spruce tree is glistening in front of City Hall after being lit for the season on Friday. The annual tree-lighting tradition was carried out shortly after 6 p.m. by Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz and the tree's donors, Mabel, Andrew and Jason Lam. The...

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