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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Popup bank tied up by committee

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.

Coun. Ross Eadie sorry for drunkeness — but wonders why mayor was called about it

Monday, 09 November 2015

The Winnipeg Sun has just sent a request to Mayor Brian Bowman's office. Arthur Schafer, director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics at the University of Manitoba, said the public has a right to know what police policy is on the release ...

Winnipegger posts video of garbage crew spilling bin on street

Monday, 09 November 2015

Chaves also sent emails to city councillors and Mayor Brian Bowman. He was told by a representative for Coun. Devi Sharma, who represents that area, to leave the bins alone and email 311 with a link to the video. Crews showed up the next day to clean ...

Free Press Head Start for Monday, Nov. 9

Monday, 09 November 2015

A police source said Eadie was verbally abusive to officers, prompting a senior cop to contact the office of Mayor Brian Bowman. “I obviously had too much to drink. Why would you call the mayor, though? I don't understand that. He's not my father ...

Garbage complaints piling up

Sunday, 08 November 2015

Chaves forwarded his complaints and the video to Mayor Brian Bowman and city councillors Russ Wyatt (Transcona), Ross Eadie (Mynarski) and Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan). He said all but Bowman responded. “It's one issue after another with this company ...

City considers $800K increase in arts funding

Thursday, 05 November 2015

10 calls for the increases, stating the initial hike would follow Mayor Brian Bowman's goal to improve annual funding to seven dollars per capita over two years. Year two in that plan would be 2016, when the council requests $5,082,552 in city funding ...

Sharma reelected speaker; other committees appointed

Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman previously announced the members of his executive policy committee, which remained unchanged since last year. On Wednesday, council revealed the complete makeup of councillors on each committee: Finance: Marty Morantz (chair), ...

UPDATE: Two Manitobans named to federal cabinet

Wednesday, 04 November 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman says he looks forward to working with the local cabinet ministers and plans to hold Trudeau to his promise of helping fund rapid transit and infrastructure. Mihychyk was newly elected in Kildonan-St. Paul, while Carr defeated ...

Executive policy committee largely unchanged

Monday, 02 November 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman has picked his team, and it's pretty much the same. On Oct. 28, Bowman announced his executive policy committee (EPC) would retain the same members, albeit with some new duties. Couns. Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan), Janice Lukes ...

Chair of innovation among new council roles doled out

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman has reappointed his slate of executive policy committee members, with a few small changes to the committees they chair. The mayor has separated the costly and complex portfolio of water and waste from public works and placed it in a ...

Winnipeg council votes to increase reporting threshold to $20M for city projects

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman supported the change, in part because he said there already is sufficient reporting on city projects. "While the information in these quarterly status updates is important, it's informative, it hasn't given council the current ...

City debt ceiling increased, despite protests

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman defended the change, noting financial details of every capital investment are posted online at winnipeg.ca in user-friendly format. "Every dollar is reported for scrutiny by members of this council, by members of the media and by ...

Mayor shuffles committee deck

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman. MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS. Mayor Brian Bowman. Purchase Photo Print. MAYOR Brian Bowman is proposing a restructuring of city council's committee structure. In a motion that was not on Wednesday's executive policy ...

Uber Facing Uphill Battle to Make Indent on the Prairies

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Dressed in a suit that must have cost more than $500, he recently met with Mayor Brian Bowman as well as people from the Government of Manitoba. Schafer argues that they're not out to compete unfairly with the taxi operators, but that's a tough sell ...

City could save $3M if public employees removed snow: CUPE

Friday, 23 October 2015

Last winter, mayor Brian Bowman said snow clearing left him disappointed, as well. "Quite honestly I'd like to see a better job and I'm always going to be looking for better work and outcomes always, and I think Winnipeggers should expect their mayor ...

National Viewpoint Take nothing for granted in Canadian politics

Friday, 23 October 2015

Round 4: Winnipeg NDP activists were (somehow) caught by surprise last fall when Brian Bowman outflanked former NDP MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis on the “time for a change” question to win the mayoralty. Wasylycia-Leis' team coasted through the race as if ...

City trying to hide project costs: Wyatt

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

But Mayor Brian Bowman said his campaign commitment to improve transparency at City Hall is intact, including how it relates to capital projects. That's because financial details of every capital investment are posted online at winnipeg.ca in user ...

Politics 204 for October 21

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Wyatt says a proposal before Mayor Brian Bowman's executive policy committee (EPC) this morning will exempt the administration from having to regularly brief the finance committee on troublesome projects. Water woes: In a report the Selinger government ...

Bowman has no regrets

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman will mark the one-year anniversary of his election on Thursday. On Wednesday, Bowman said he's confident citizens would agree council has been successful over the past year, creating better roads and more open government. “I don't ...

Finance committee ups borrowing amount by $250M

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

But Mayor Brian Bowman said the executive policy committee decision to raise the debt ceiling, which still requires council approval, would allow the city to take advantage of "record-low" interest rates to ensure it meets major infrastructure demands.

Large Turnout For Syrian Refugee Open House

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

St. Vital City Councillor Brian Mayes was ask to put the event together by Mayor Brian Bowman. Mayes says he was surprised about the turnout. “I was rather worried the day after an election we'd have a handful of people come out, but we filled the room ...

Pollsters showed they can still call a winner

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

A Probe Research survey for the Free Press conducted three weeks before election day showed Judy Wasylycia-Leis was in the lead, but that Brian Bowman had risen from third to second. Another survey conducted for two other media outlets two weeks later ...

Uber makes case to Winnipeg

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman said while he has been a “champion for increased innovation,” he's not in a position to comment about Uber's potential presence in Winnipeg. “My focus is on the priorities of Winnipeggers and that's, quite frankly, to fix the roads ...

Ridesharing service Uber wants in Winnipeg market

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Uber doesn't have any firm timeline set for when it might be operational in Winnipeg, Schafer said, adding he believes the company already has the support of Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman. Schafer is also in talks with provincial officials about getting ...

History of Winnipeg's political left delivers lessthancomplete picture

Saturday, 10 October 2015

A year ago, lawyer Brian Bowman was something of a surprise winner in the mayoral race over longtime New Democrat Judy Wasylycia-Leis, who had been heavily favoured when the campaign began. Some of the volunteers who worked on Wasylycia-Leis's ...

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