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News Winnipeg. Politics

Politics
The City of Winnipeg tabled its budget for 2019 on Friday, March 1st. Some of the highlights include a regular tax rise, but a decrease in roads spending by $29.6 million to $86.4 million. Despite hints of a massive property tax increase, Mayor Brian Bowman said it wasn’t fair for city taxpayers to shoulder an $85 million funding shortfall, which he put squarely in the pockets of the province. Mayor Brian Bowman and his inner circle agreed to spend $100,00...
Politics
Last year by the city`s authorities was announced a big number of road construction projects in Winnipeg. Most of such works were already finished, but some of the projects are still in progress in different areas of the city. New Year, new construction projects! Winnipeg is a great and constantly growing city. Our city authorities recognize a need for constant growth and development as the city`s population grows every year. Manager of engineering at the...
Politics
Winnipeg city authorities taking care of its citizens in many ways and one of them is controlling the utility rates. The constant raise of household bills will make a negative effect on every Winnipegger, future voters. City council voted Thursday to scrap a planned $60 hike for homeowners this year. The proposed increase and future hikes are needed to pay for wastewater projects, including the estimated $1.8 billion for upgrades at the North End sewage pl...
Politics
Mayor Brian Bowman on Wednesday issued a statement saying that property tax for city residents may be increased by 9.43%. Winnipeg's city budget should be tabled on Friday, and funding problems with the province have not yet been resolved, which can lead to such measures. Earlier, the mayor has already demanded the provincial government to clarify this issue, and also said that the city still did not receive the promised millions of dollars for the 2018 pr...
Justin Trudeau
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Winnipeg this week. Also, as a part of Prime Minister's visit, a meeting with representatives of the Ukrainian community of the Winnipeg is scheduled. The Kildonan-Saint-Paul constituency includes part of Winnipeg and the northern outskirts of the city. This district, where about 100 thousand people live, has one of the largest concentrations of Ukrainians in Canada. The meeting will be closed to the press. Du...
Winnipg Transit
Winnipeg`s authorities recognize the growth of our city`s needs, the population grows every year and the workforce visiting Winnipeg constantly increases as well. Public transportation is a very important part of city infrastructure modernization and development. The local transit union and other organizations have been pushing for since the February 2017 murder of a driver. Bowman said that the city council should be prepared to take political risks to sh...
Politics
In accordance with the government round, Prime Minister Trudeau is slated to declare about transit infrastructure today in Winnipeg. Jim Carr, the Minister of International Trade Diversification, will also join him The PM's announcement is expected to occur at the city’s Fort Rouge Transit Garage, in South Osborne. The beginning of this event is scheduled at 3:30 p.m. CST, with further questions from the media. Read more: Mayor Bowman battles the province...
Politics
Between 10-15 cm of snow blanketed Winnipeg Monday morning. Winds are also causing low visibility on the roads. Strong wind gusts near 50 km/h created snow drifts throughout the city, according to Shannon Moodie of Environment Canada. Brian Pallister criticized after posting Winnipeg snow pictures on social media – while vacationing in Costa Rica. Last week, a few pictures were put up on Instagram and Twitter. One shot had a caption asking people if they l...
Politics
Bowman said that the city council should be prepared to take political risks to shake things up for the better, and that, although he calls 2019 the “year of transit,” the council will have to go beyond the current authority. Last week, Mayor Brian Bowman accused the province of shorting the city by almost $75 million in infrastructure funding. Bowman said the shortage could lead to substantial tax hikes. Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman was in Ottawa for a mee...
Politics
Bowman said that the city council should be prepared to take political risks to shake things up for the better, and that, although he calls 2019 the “year of transit,” the council will have to go beyond the current authority. On Monday, January 28th Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman was in Ottawa for a meeting of the Big City Mayors’ Caucus, and he says one of the issues that has been at the top of the agenda is public transit funding. Bowman said he and his cou...
Politics
Winnipeg's new city budget cannot be tabled until the province clarifies funding for this year. This was announced by Mayor Brian Bowman, speaking after the first meeting of the executive committee in 2019. He noted that he had not received any notification of the province’s financing from the Pallister government. As the mayor noted, the budget should have been drafted next month, but now its adoption will be postponed. Bowman wants to get a written fundi...
Cannabis
Starting October 17th marijuana is legal to grow, sell and to buy throughout Canada. Doesn’t matter if you are using it or not, cannabis is coming, it is already here and as of today, it is sold in your local stores and online. People are still debating if it is good for Canada, what effect will it have on the youth and if it was the right decision to legalize it, we have to face the fact – cannabis is legal. Businesses across the country, from growers and...
Politics
Brian Pallister thanked his rescuers in New Mexico. The accident happened a year ago in the Gila National Forest where the politician was hiking. He went to the challenging hiking trail and there he fell and was seriously injured. After a while when he did not come to the appointed meeting place, his wife sounded the alarm. The Prime Minister of Manitoba returned to New Mexico a year later and thanked all the people who helped him on that terrible day and...
Bowman`s Team
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman says the city will get stronger every single year during his speech after being re-elected. Everyone who voted for the current mayor is celebrating the victory with the Bowman, people showed their support as he showed good work on his electoral promises from the last campaign. Bowman stated that it is still a long way to go for the city to work on all the issues and problems of the city, but his team is ready to work hard and ma...
Politics
Brian Bowman began his second term as mayor by appointing his deputies and Executive Policy Committee members. 5 councillors had already worked in EPC. They are Matt Allard from St. Boniface, Scott Gillingham from St. James, Cindy Gilroy from Daniel McIntyre, Brian Mayes from St. Vital and John Orlikow from River Heights-Fort Garry. Sherri Rollins from Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry will become a new face in EPC. She will head Standing Policy Committee on Prot...
Politics
On Monday, November 5th Mark Wasilyw, Trustee for the Winnipeg School Division said that for now, students have to live with the consequences of decisions they cannot influence on or affect the outcome. According to recent polls and researches, those who voted once will vote again. However, if people will not start voting in their teens, chances are they’re never going to vote at all. So implementing the decision to exercise the citizens constitutional rig...
Decision 2018
The election is over and the city got a mayor, well the previous one will continue his work for a second term. Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman says the city will get stronger every single year during his speech after being re-elected. Everyone who voted for the current mayor is celebrating the victory with the Bowman, people showed their support as he showed good work on his electoral promises from the last campaign. Bowman stated that it is still a long way t...
Politics
Winnipeg residents have decided on the choice of the mayor for the next 4 years. The new mayor is Brian Bowman. He was elected for the second time in a row. As it was expected, the main struggle took place between Bowman and Motkalyuk. The city was practically divided in half: north voted for Motkalyuk. south voted for Bowman. However, voter turnout this year was much lower than last time. Only about 42% of the population came to the polls. Among them, 53%...
Politics
The results of the election did not come as a surprise, however, another point was very unexpected. The number of people who voted this year was as low as possible in comparison to other years. So, there are about 36,675 eligible voters in Brandon. However, only 6,185 of them decided to give their voices. It is approximately 16.85 percent. The mayor of the city commented on the situation and said that such a number of voters is very disappointing and sad....
Politics
October 24 is the day when the long-awaited election of the mayor will take place. All 8 candidates made announcements and opened their future plans. Today, we would like to choose the most important moments from their plans. Brian Bowman Property taxes: property tax will be 2.33 percent over the next 4 years, which will significantly increase the treasury of the city. Other financial positions: there will not be any water-and-sewer dividend and frontage-l...
Politics
While the residents of Winnipeg go to the polling stations, the mayoral candidates have the last chance to talk with the voters and influence their opinion. Of the eight candidates for this post, two are considered public opinion leaders - current mayor Brian Bowman and his main rival, Jenny Motkaluk. They conducted the latest activities of their election campaign and expressed an opinion on the election. Acting Mayor Bowman conducted a tour of all Winnipe...
Politics
The Premier of the province does not think that the federal government promises that the new carbon tax will not affect the welfare of the people of the province. On Tuesday he made a big statement about this. The federal government has submitted a carbon tax reimbursement plan to residents of the province who have been criticized by the Premier. He believes that the rebate cheques will not fully cover the costs of citizens on this tax, and this will signi...
Politics
Past Monday morning, October 22nd Progressive Conservative caucus gathered to discuss and make a decision about the fate of one of their own, a member, who got in trouble for inappropriate behavior at work. Cliff Graydon, a Manitoba government backbencher who made inappropriate comments to at least one female staff member has been ousted from the Progressive Conservative caucus. PC Caucus Chair Wayne Ewasko said in a statement Graydon has been removed “eff...
Politics
Manitoba legislature Progressive Conservative member made an inappropriate offer toward the woman working in the party’s caucus but he is not going to step down. Cliff Graydon decided not to comment on his words that he said during a recent dinner. The problem was that there was not any free chair for that woman at the meeting and he offered her to sit on his lap. As it became known, the problem was solved positively within a few hours after the incident a...
Politics
Less than two weeks left before the election of the mayor of Winnipeg, and two candidates described their plans for property taxes. As Motkaluk informed, she intends not to make property tax more than 1.6% per year, because real estate is already owned by citizens. She also said that, in the first place, residents of the city will have certainty. Each time they receive a bill, they will know what number they will see there. This is very important because a...
Politics
A recent survey showed that almost half of the people in the province support PC party. Within 10 days, more than a thousand residents of the province were interviewed. They were asked who they would support if the elections were today or tomorrow. 44% of people said they would support the current government. 25% would support NDP, and 20% would support Liberals. However, only 8% said they would support Green Party. About 15% said they are not ready to giv...
Politics
The elections are very soon and the mayoral candidates are actively telling their plans for meth crisis. This problem is one of the most actual in the city at the moment. However, not all residents of the city believe that the plans proposed by the candidates will actually work. Tim Diack was the last candidate who told his vision of the future in the city. He said that he is going to create a police unit that will consist of 12 officers and at a cost of $...
Carbon Tax
Every year we see more and more natural disaster and other harsh consequences and global warming. The climate is changing and that sometimes involves major landscape changes like floods, landslide, territory washouts and other, as well as harmful effects on our health and the health of future generations. So the Canadian Federal government is working on a carbon tax to help deal with such consequences. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is defending th...
Politics
One of the candidates for the mayor’s chair of Winnipeg, Venkat Machiraju, got to the police station on Tuesday. This information was confirmed by the politician. He was charged in disturbing a person with whom he was forbidden to contact by a court decision. Later he came out before the court session. The judge will consider this case on November 7. According to Venkat, he dialed the person connected with order not specially. One of his representatives sa...
Politics
On Wednesday Brian Pallister did a survey about carbon taxes. He reported that he plans to abandon charging a levy, which was supposed to begin in December. Earlier, the prime minister said that $25 should be paid for every ton of carbon. However, this tax increase would increase the cost of gasoline and electricity. The federal government announced the provinces should adopt a law that would provide paying carbon taxes in the following way: $10 this year...
Politics
Tim Diack informed that if he becomes the next mayor of Winnipeg, one of the first things he is going to do will be changes in the law. He wants to make criminals pay additional bills if Police spend money to investigate their cases. In his opinion, if the residents of the city who call the ambulance pay for the medical transport, it is quite reasonable to make additional payments in all situations when the police are involved. The police spend a lot of ti...
Politics
Brian Bowman expressed his desire to make certain changes and to improve the conditions for passengers that are waiting for transport on the streets of the city. In his opinion, it is much more important to provide warm conditions for people who are waiting for transport than to provide warm places for the transport itself. However, Winnipeg transit union does not agree with such ideas, and they think that this will lead to money waste in the future. If th...
Politics
Starting from Monday, all those residents of Winnipeg that can not visit the forthcoming elections will have an opportunity to come to polling stations to give their voice. The first such stations will operate in the building of the City Hall and Bell MTS Centre. All residents who need to fill out the ballot in advance can do it from 9 am on Monday. Preliminary polling stations in the city hall will work all weekdays until October 19, except for Thanksgivi...
Politics
All applicants for the mayor's seat gathered together to discuss economic issues at an event organized by the Jewish Business Council on Thursday. It was the first forum devoted exclusively to economic issues, and it is remembered from the fact that most candidates could not clearly answer questions about their economic platforms. The film director and the mayoral candidate Ed Ackerman distinguished himself more than others. However, this was not due to hi...
Politics
Jenny Motkaluk said that if she becomes a new Winnipeg mayor, the first step that she is going to do is to change the city’s 311 service. The Mayoral candidate announced this on Tuesday morning. More than 60,000 calls were made on line 311 in August. The candidate said that her goal is to make some changes that will allow residents of the city to receive more detailed information on their issue. All people will be directed to the appropriate department whe...
Politics
The center of Winnipeg became the focus of discussion at Winnipeg downtown mayoral forum. Eight candidates for Winnipeg mayor gathered together to discuss problems that occur in the city center and to offer their solutions. A big debate has unfolded around the issue of the opening of Portage and Main to pedestrians. Mayor Bowman was one of those who liked the idea of reopening this area for pedestrians. However, he did not get enough support. Tim Diack ann...
Politics
At the annual assembly, the Métis federation decided to appeal to the court because of the refusal to pay the promised amount of money. In the summer of 2017, the province decided to allocate $67 million to the Manitoba Métis Federation. However, recently it became known that Premier Brian Pallister said the payment will not be made. Immediately after that statement was made, the president of the Métis Federation informed that he requires an apology from t...
Politics
October 24 is the day of the next mayoral election, and a complete list of candidates is already known. Here is the list of candidates running for mayor: Brian Bowman Jenny Motkaluk Doug Wilson Don Woodstock Umar Hayat Tim Diack Venkat Machiraju Here is the list of candidates for city council: Charleswood-Tuxedo: Kevin Klein Kevin Nichols Ken St. George Grant Nordman Daniel Mcintyre: Cindy Gilroy Josh Brandon Miah Sarowar Elmwood – East Kildonan: Robb Mass...
Politics
Candidates for the position of mayor of Winnipeg met to discuss various important issues, including those relating to the environmental problems of the city. The candidates discussed the reduction of emissions, as well as told about their programs and thoughts about the future in the city. Among the top priorities of all people was discussing their vision for upgrading the water treatment plant and investing funds in the city's transportation system. As it...