2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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Brian Bowman

Candidate in the 2014 City of Winnipeg Mayoral race.

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Questionnaire Response

Why did you decide to run in the 2014 Winnipeg Civic Election?

I decided to run to be the Mayor of Winnipeg because I believe that with the right leadership, vision and guidance, Winnipeg can fully realize its potential. When I decided to run, I saw a city that was plagued by scandal, audits and backroom deals. I saw a city that was struggling to maintain the quality of services and infrastructure that our citizens deserve. I want to bring positive change to the city of Winnipeg and restore our citizens’ faith in city hall by bringing openness and transparency to it. I will help rebuild our crumbling infrastructure by repairing our roads in the short-term, while supporting smarter growth of our city. I also decided to run to be the Mayor of Winnipeg because I want to make Winnipeg work better for its citizens. I want a city that is open and transparent, that has better infrastructure, stronger and safer communities, and a real long-term economic plan. I want a better city for my family and for everyone elses families. I want to live in a city that supports small businesses and the creation of jobs. I want to live in a city that encourages our youth to stay in Winnipeg.

What experience will you bring to compliment your role as Mayor?

I have always been a passionate supporter of Winnipeg. I have prided myself in being an active community volunteer and have had the pleasure of leading many of our city’s community organizations.
Previously, I have been the Chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, and under my leadership, we launched the BOLD Initiative. My leadership and vision, assisted in bringing about the creation of YES!Winnipeg, The World Trade Centre, and the Centralia Conference (that showcased Winnipeg to 600 companies from 30 countries). In my professional life, I am a privacy lawyer, and have been recognized as a national leader in the areas of social media, access to information, and privacy law. As the Chair of the Winnipeg Art Gallery (WAG), it was my vision to increase the visibility and accessibility for the WAG. As Chair, I supported greater programming for school children and a variety of non-profit community partners. This vision also helped the WAG continue to see strong surpluses and greater overall community engagement.

I have also served on many other community not-for-profits, including, Ka Ni Kanichihk, the Manitoba Naturalists Society, and as President of the University of Manitoba Alumni.

What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as Mayor, and why are these issues important to you?

It is abundantly clear that infrastructure is the number one issue for Winnipeggers. One of the reasons that I decided to run for Mayor of Winnipeg is that I realized that as we approached a population of one million people, it was evident that our city would not be prepared for this due to years of poor leadership at City Hall and a lack of forward thinking vision. The second major issue that has been identified from the beginning of this campaign was transparency at City Hall. As Mayor of Winnipeg, I will restore faith in City Hall by implementing our Open Data policy. From an infrastructure and development perspective, this means that the tendering process will be transparent. There will be no more backroom deals and all members of the construction industry (or any industry for that matter) will know the expectations are, and needs are, with respect to any given project. Everyone will be on the same playing field throughout the tendering process.

What is one thing in particular that you appreciate about the City of Winnipeg?

Simply put, it is our people. I decided to run for Mayor, for our citizens, for our children and for Winnipeg. I am running for the Mayor of Winnipeg, in order to provide a positive, inclusive environment for all of our citizens. We have the absolute pleasure of living in such a diverse community. This diversity will be celebrated and honoured throughout my service as the Mayor of Winnipeg.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I encourage everyone to inform themselves of all of the candidates who are running and I encourage everyone to go out and vote. Please feel free to visit my website for further information as to why I am running for the Mayor of Winnipeg. It is my vision to have a city that is open and transparent, that has better infrastructure, stronger and safer communities, and a real long-term economic plan. I thank each and every one that I have met throughout this campaign. I thank you for your vote and I look forward to serving the City of Winnipeg as your Mayor.

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News that Mentions Brian Bowman

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Monday, 28 December 2015

Russ Wyatt (Transcona) said he's not convinced the city won't still eventually force Winnipeggers to shovel their own walks. Wyatt challenged Lukes and Mayor Brian Bowman to raise a motion that commits not to cut city sidewalk clearing in this year's ...

We have a lot of problems with these people

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Brian Bowman. The mayor briefly jeopardized the $400-million True North Square project by making like he didn't know a thing about it, despite being shown a video of the development weeks earlier by none other than Jets owner Mark Chipman. He snuck in ...

Trim city and police pensions, cut costs

Monday, 21 December 2015

Coun. Russ Wyatt heard some sympathetic noises out of Mayor Brian Bowman about police pensions at city council's last meeting of the year. Mr. Wyatt believes it's time to rein in pension costs, and starting a second, less expensive plan for new hires ...

Winnipeg's next 'white elephant'?

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman wants the conversation taken to Winnipeggers. “The location of the Public Safety Building is right in the heart of our city and what I would like to see is a public use, something that can assist in building a space for Winnipeggers ...

Winnipeg city councillor ready to act following Paris climate talks

Saturday, 12 December 2015

I believe that [Winnipeg] Mayor [Brian] Bowman is committed to this." While Gerbasi acknowledged there are "a number of steps" the city can take, she was not able to name them specifically, saying those at city hall are having conversations about next ...

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Friday, 11 December 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump That just Trumps all: Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman thinks American presidential hopeful Donald Trump could get a lesson in compassion and tolerance from a visit to Winnipeg and its Canadian Museum for ...

City hall pension reform crucial

Friday, 11 December 2015

In fact, Mayor Brian Bowman -- who appeared receptive to Wyatt's suggestions this week -- promised pension reform in his election platform last year. It's now time for the mayor to act on that pledge by sitting down with fellow councillors and senior ...

Winnipeg Police Service adds armoured vehicle to its fleet

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman said Wednesday he's no expert on armoured police vehicles, but that they “Wouldn't be unique to Winnipeg.” The mayor didn't question the necessity of the purchase, saying he was, “Respecting the role of the police board.”.

Cop pension plan too expensive: Wyatt

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman said Wyatt made “excellent points” and noted he will take that idea “under advisement.” The letter of credit was approved by council in 2013 after the Winnipeg Police Association rejected the city's request for a “solvency exemption.

CentreVenture plans approved

Wednesday, 09 December 2015

CentreVenture was set for review following a dispute in January, after Mayor Brian Bowman questioned the corporation's discussions with True North Sports and Entertainment for the $400-million True North Square. The mayor's portrayal of those ...

EPC OKs integrity commissioner

Wednesday, 02 December 2015

"We'll see what the city recommends and we'll go along with our best judgment on what should be done," said Chomiak. Mayor Brian Bowman welcomed the province's change of heart. "This is something that's been talked about year after year at City Hall.

Finally, a city ethics boss?

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

In July, Mayor Brian Bowman committed to do as much as the city can without provincial legislation to add an ethics boss while still pushing for provincial support. On Tuesday, Bowman declined further comment until after EPC discussed the matter. An ...

'Let's Talk' brainwashing

Tuesday, 01 December 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman's so-called pre-budget consultation launched this week isn't really about trying to find out what taxpayers want from next year's city budget. It's really just a propaganda campaign to try to brainwash people into thinking the city ...

City developing Know Your Zone app to help Winnipeggers with snow route confusion

Monday, 30 November 2015

In February, Mayor Brian Bowman announced the city was looking at developing an app where residents would be able to access zones more easily and on the go. While the city tells Global News that app is currently in development, there is no exact ...

Politics 204 for November 30

Monday, 30 November 2015

CentreVenture: Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman is proposing a plan to make CentreVenture more accountable, but will he merely make it less effective? Our editorial weighs in. Low productivity: Manitoba's business productivity rate did an about-face last ...

CentreVenture's fine: City review

Friday, 27 November 2015

John Orlikow as well as fellow working group members for all the time and effort invested in this review," said Mayor Brian Bowman in a release. "The motion coming forward reaffirms CentreVenture's mandate, and recognizes that CentreVenture is a key ...

Mayors hope to advance city issues at Paris climate summit

Thursday, 26 November 2015

While Winnipeg's Brian Bowman is not going, Councillor Jenny Gerbasi will be headed to France with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities delegation. Vancouver's mayor was talking about the conference at a pair of meetings with reporters on Thursday ...

Ceremonial Lighting of City Hall Tree

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman hosted the festivities as he was flanked by his wife and two sons. City Councillors Devi Sharma and Scott Gillingham also attended. Members of the Winnipeg Fire and Paramedic service were on hand along with the Salvation Army as ...

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Monday, 23 November 2015

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman Syrian refugees welcome: Mayor's mayor wants to roll out the welcome mat to Syrian refugees. On Sunday, Brian Bowman said he believes the Syrian humanitarian crisis requires support and assistance from countries and ...

Ross Eadie, blind Winnipeg city councillor, sees past disability

Thursday, 19 November 2015

A Friday night of pubs, beers and an art show found Eadie passed out in the back of a cab earlier this month. Concerned police officers called Mayor Brian Bowman about the incoherent councillor and a tip to the media blew the night onto the airways and ...

Is Selinger's billiondollar promise legit?

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman says he's not so sure the $1 billion in infrastructure funding over five years promised by Premier Greg Selinger in Monday's throne speech is new money or previously announced "recycled" cash. Selinger insists it's a 25% increase ...

Budget consultation must offer choices

Friday, 13 November 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman, like his predecessors, is right in demanding a new revenue model that links the city's growth and economic activity to revenue. For its part, the province says it is generous with the city, contributing $322 million this year to ...

Waverley West recreational campus takes first step

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

The 2016 hike follows Mayor Brian Bowman's campaign promise to improve annual funding to seven dollars per capita from $5.60 over two years. Year two of that plan would raise the funding to roughly $5.08 million in 2016, pending council approval.

Call to mayor was attempt to keep me out of drunk tank: Eadie

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

He does regret that the incident ever became public. “It was in the public, it should have remained private,” said Eadie. Mayor Brian Bowman said Winnipeg Police Service Chief Devon Clunis placed the call about Eadie's condition to his office and was ...

UDPATE: Mayor Bowman admits police chief reported Ross Eadie's stay at the ...

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

WINNIPEG — It was the Chief of police who called Mayor Brian Bowman after councillor Ross Eadie spent hours in the drunk tank over the weekend. Bowman received the call Saturday morning from the city's top cop. Eadie spent Friday night at a number of ...

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