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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Politics 204 for October 9

Friday, 09 October 2015

... out the youth vote in her column. It can be intimidating, but it's important. City matters: There's a lot at stake for the city of Winnipeg in this federal election. For Mayor Brian Bowman, the focus needs to be on infrastructure spending for cash ...

Scrap St. Boniface interchange plan, Coun. Matt Allard says

Thursday, 08 October 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman said he is happy to see Allard has feedback from the neighbourhood, and he looks forward to discussing options with the councillor. Allard will ask the infrastructure and public works committee to receive the interchange plans as ...

Scrap St. Boniface interchange plan, Coun. Matt Allard says

Thursday, 08 October 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman said he is happy to see Allard has feedback from the neighbourhood, and he looks forward to discussing options with the councillor. Allard will ask the infrastructure and public works committee to receive the interchange plans as ...

Winnipeg councillor wants time out on tax rebates for True North

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

The city needs to reconsider its practice of funneling tax rebates back to Winnipeg's professional sports teams, Russ Wyatt says. During a city council meeting on Wednesday, the Transcona councillor raised concerns about $6.4 million a year in ...

Regulate it: Eadie

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman declined to weigh in on the issue, noting it's not his top priority. "I'm focused on addressing the priorities of Winnipeggers and that really boils down to openness and transparency at City Hall, on fixing our roads," said Bowman ...

City launches transparency report, job

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

In the pursuit of more transparency, Mayor Brian Bowman announced Wednesday that budget details of capital projects will be shared in a single monthly report, posted online for citizens to read. The report will include budgets and spending in all city ...

Bowman garners 77% approval rating

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

A year into his term as mayor, the bloom's not off Brian Bowman. A Probe Research poll found 77% of Winnipeggers approve of Bowman's job performance to date – including 15% who strongly approve. About 10% moderately disapprove and 2% strongly ...

CEO Sleepout raises $170K for homeless

Friday, 25 September 2015

Among those participating were Mayor Brian Bowman, Liberal leader Rana Bokhari, Winnipeg Sun advertising director Daria Zmiyiwsky, and Kevin Chief, the provincial minister responsible for jobs and economy. Last year, the sleepout raised more than ...

Academy clinic opponents shut down again

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

“It is a very quick turn-around, which is why ... the new contract has a much longer termination notice of 10 years,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. The city would pay $12,000 in annual license fees and a $9,180 annual equipment room rate. The new proposed ...

Kapyong Barracks court decision won't be appealed, says Stephen Harper

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Manitoba First Nation leaders say they're pleased to hear that a court battle with the federal government over Kapyong Barracks, a hotly contested piece of real estate in Winnipeg, could soon be over. During a campaign stop in Winnipeg on Tuesday, ...

Politics 204 for September 22

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman listens to a session at the One Summit at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Racism summit panned: Brian Bowman's first crack at racism got some poor reviews, likely because Bowman's summit focused on Canada, ...

Stop by the newly opened Seven Oaks Arena

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Back row: Dave Jopling (SOAP Committee), Andy Haworth (GCCC President), Minister Dave Chomiak, Mayor Brian Bowman, Mindy McLaren (SOAP Committee), Clive Wightman (City Director of Community Services) and Roger Tuk (SOAP Committee).

Harper promises 1.3 million new jobs by 2020

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman wasn't available for an interview Tuesday. In an e-mail from press secretary Erika Miller, he's quoted as “looking forward” to the outcome of discussions between the federal government and First Nations. “Once Crown consultations ...

Makeup master has brushes... with greatness

Monday, 21 September 2015

Among the people who will be hunkered down in tuques, mitts and sleeping bags: politicos such as Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari; St. Boniface MP Shelly Glover; Manitoba Jobs and Economy Minister Kevin Chief; Mayor Brian Bowman, deputy ...

'Hard decisions' loom for city, Transit: Lukes

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman, meanwhile, said the city will continue to have conversations with the other levels of government on Transit, which he called a high priority. He said updates he gets from Transit tell him the operation is running "reasonably well ...

ONE: speakers reflect on racist experiences

Friday, 18 September 2015

"I'm particularly focused on how do we covert ideas to action," said Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman at ONE: The Mayor's National Summit on Racial Inclusion, which drew nearly 1,000 speakers and delegates to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights Friday ...

AMC slams Bowman's antiracism conference

Friday, 18 September 2015

QMI_WS20150122CP08 Derek Nepinak, Grand Chief of the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs, stood with Mayor Brian Bowman eight months ago. But now he says he was excluded from the mayor's anti-racism conference. (Chris Procaylo/Winnipeg Sun file photo).

Bowman hopes racism summit will produce tangible results

Friday, 18 September 2015

TCP_CPT102299338 Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman says he's hopeful a two-day summit being held at the Canadian Museum of Human Rights will produce tangible results on how to fight racism. Bowman is shown in this February 5 2015 file photo.

Politics 204 for September 17

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman gets emotional as he addresses the media regarding racism in Winnipeg, after a Maclean's article suggested Winnipeg is the most racist city in Canada last year. Racial summit: Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman's Summit on Racial ...

Free Press Head Start for Thursday, Sept. 17

Thursday, 17 September 2015

More than skin deep: Mayor Brian Bowman's Summit on Racial Inclusion begins today at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights at 7 p.m. with a speech by Joseph Boyden, the Giller-prize-winning author who created the story behind “Going Home Star,” the ...

Canad Inns owner slams EPC

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Canad Inns owner Leo Ledohowski asked members of Mayor Brian Bowman's executive policy committee Wednesday. Ledohowski said hotels are forced to spend money to collect the hotel tax but don't benefit from it being invested in the Winnipeg ...

MTS data centre opens

Monday, 14 September 2015

QMI_2015September14_MTS_DATACENTRES_03 Finance Minister Greg Dewar, MTS CEO Jay Forbes, Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman, and MTS Data Centres GM Ryan Klassen, at the grand opening of MTS Data Centre. (DAVID LIPNOWSKI/MTS PHOTO).

Cops needed on city buses: Allard

Monday, 14 September 2015

A city councillor hopes to see police officers assigned to ride Winnipeg Transit buses to prevent driver assaults and lost fares. Coun. Matt Allard (St. Boniface) raised the motion, which was referred to the Winnipeg Police Board Monday. Allard hopes ...

Letters, Sept. 12

Saturday, 12 September 2015

It's clear the word "green" in conjunction with Mayor Brian Bowman means the pejorative -- naive, inexperienced and incompetent (Bowman backs emissions co-ordinator, public reports, Sept. 10). What credibility on the green footprint issue does Bowman ...

Lower your transit expectations: City

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Mayor Brian Bowman agreed Winnipeggers' expectations of transit offerings may have to change. “The service level expectations need to be more realistic than they were,” said Bowman. “What we are saying and what we've heard today is that the scheduling ...

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