2014 Winnipeg Civic Election

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Judy Wasylycia-Leis

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 have always believed that if you don't like the way things are, you should get out there and make the changes you want to see. For years I have felt frustrated watching City Hall shut Winnipeggers out of the decisions that affect them. That's why I'm running on a plan to open City Hall to the people of Winnipeg, bring back trust in our municipal government, and tackle long-term problems that have plagued Winnipeg as a result of poor planning and management.

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

I have many years' experience serving my community, as an activist and in government. As a provincial cabinet minister, I was able to start a very successful program that supports non-profit organizations and as an Opposition MLA, I campaigned against cuts to child care. I also had the opportunity as a federal MP to serve as both health and finance critic, which gave me the chance to influence policies that affect thousands of Canadian families. ‎My knowledge and my ability to engage federal and provincial partners is something unique that I bring to the table in this race.

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

If elected, my top priority will be to restore public trust in City Hall. The Mayor and City Councillors must be accountable to the people of Winnipeg. I will end backroom deals for a few, I will fix crumbling roads and bridges, and will bring the services Winnipeg families count on, like transit, water and snow removal, up to the standard they deserve.‎ I will also work to create more opportunities, especially for young people, so that they can stay here to work and one day raise families of their own.

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

The people! Winnipeg is ‎truly an amazing community. We are a generous, talented, and diverse group of people who pull together in times of crisis and celebration. I have had the opportunity to meet many great people over the last 30 years. Throughout this campaign, I have received suggestions ‎from thoughtful, engaged people who want to help make our city better.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

For more detailed information about my platform, or to get involved with my campaign, visit www.judyformayor.ca. Together we can make Winnipeg a City that Works!


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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 ...

Winnipeggers reflect on mayor's first year in office

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman's first year in office has been a bit of a roller-coaster ride. Bowman, a political newcomer, won last October's municipal election head and shoulders above his closest competitor, experienced politician Judy Wasylycia-Leis.

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 ...

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 ...

Looking back at loss: what defeat meant for alsoran mayoral candidates

Friday, 28 August 2015

The campaign was in full swing, and former NDP MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis held a commanding lead in the polls. Sitting at her North End home, Wasylycia-Leis reflected on how the past year has been one of recovery and painful goodbyes. Looking back at the ...

Bowman's bid for mayor cost $180000; donations nearly surpassed veteran opponent

Friday, 17 July 2015

Rookie politician Brian Bowman managed to raise more in campaign donations than veteran politician Gord Steeves, and nearly outdid former NDP MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis in last year's mayoral election. Although she was the runner-up in the fall election, ...

Bowman spent $28K less on winning campaign | Winnipeg | News | Winnipeg Sun

Thursday, 16 July 2015

But Bowman spent only $187,497 in campaign expenses, actually spending less than second-place mayoral candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis. Wasylycia-Leis spent the entire $215,870.97 she raised. Bowman was unavailable for comment Thursday.

WasylyciaLeis raised, spent more than Bowman in 2014 Winnipeg election CBC

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Financial statements from Winnipeg's mayoral race last year show that Judy Wasylycia-Leis raised and spent thousands of dollars more than Brian Bowman, but still came in second place. The audited statements, released on Thursday, show the ...

Several Winnipeg civic election candidates violate campaign rules Manitoba ...

Monday, 13 July 2015

Running for office requires a smile for the camera, good footwear and complying with election rules. However, more than a dozen candidates in the 2014 Winnipeg municipal election face prosecution for flouting the city's by-laws on campaign finances and ...

Bowman burdened by high expectations

Sunday, 05 July 2015

He was low in the polls when the mayoral campaign began last year, looking like a long-shot to beat front-runner Judy Wasylycia-Leis, a former MP. But he swept to power in a sea of selfies and promises to make the inner workings of city hall ...

High expectations for Bowman yet to be met

Friday, 03 July 2015

He was low in the polls when the mayoral campaign began last year, looking like a long-shot to beat front-runner Judy Wasylycia-Leis, a former MP. But he swept to power in a sea of selfies and promises to make the inner workings of city hall ...

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman faces challenges, skeptics

Friday, 03 July 2015

He was low in the polls when the mayoral campaign began last year, looking like a long-shot to beat front-runner Judy Wasylycia-Leis, a former MP. But he swept to power in a sea of selfies and promises to make the inner workings of city hall ...

Winnipeg's First Indigenous Mayor Faces High Expectations and Skeptics

Friday, 03 July 2015

He was low in the polls when the mayoral campaign began last year, looking like a long-shot to beat front-runner Judy Wasylycia-Leis, a former MP. But he swept to power in a sea of selfies and promises to make the inner workings of city hall ...

Bowman promises change in sameold State of the City

Friday, 20 March 2015

Actually Bowman won last fall's election because most people didn't want an NDP mayor in frontrunner Judy Wasylycia-Leis. The privacy lawyer was just the next guy in line that picked up the votes. In any event, Bowman went on ad nauseam at Friday's ...

FP comments, March 14

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Judy Wasylycia-Leis lost my vote at the beginning of her campaign when she promised to hire more police. It proved to me that she, like Katz, was more concerned with her political campaign than with good civic government. -- dehall. NDP's house crumbling.

Bullies with an axe to grind?

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

They aggressively slap down anyone who takes them on, most recently mayoral hopeful Robert-Falcon Ouellette during last fall's civic election after he had the gumption to question the union's role in Judy Wasylycia-Leis's campaign. Forrest and the UFFW ...

Bullies with an axe to grind?

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

They aggressively slap down anyone who takes them on, most recently mayoral hopeful Robert-Falcon Ouellette during last fall's civic election after he had the gumption to question the union's role in Judy Wasylycia-Leis's campaign. Forrest and the UFFW ...

The rise and fall of the NDP

Saturday, 07 March 2015

Days later, former NDP MP and MLA Judy Wasylycia-Leis finishes a distant second in Winnipeg's mayoral race after leading in the polls most of the year. The damage to the NDP brand is floated as one reason for the size of Mayor Brian Bowman's margin of ...

The rise and fall of the NDP

Saturday, 07 March 2015

Days later, former NDP MP and MLA Judy Wasylycia-Leis finishes a distant second in Winnipeg's mayoral race after leading in the polls most of the year. The damage to the NDP brand is floated as one reason for the size of Mayor Brian Bowman's margin of ...

Budget boost won't keep up with road repairs

Thursday, 05 March 2015

Road work Road crews work on St. Matthews Avenue on Monday. Mayoral candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis has suggested borrowing money to pay for road repairs is a good idea. (Brian Donogh/Winnipeg Sun). Article ...

Arresting development

Saturday, 21 February 2015

More cops have been a hallmark of nearly all recent NDP election campaigns, most recently Judy Wasylycia-Leis's. Her bid for mayor included 20 more foot-patrol officers. Last year, the still-new police board began pressing "very hard" for efficiencies ...

Firefighters' union endorses Ashton

Monday, 09 February 2015

Last fall, the UFFW endorsed career NDP political Judy Wasylycia-Leis in the mayoral election. She eventually lost to Brian Bowman. Forrest said Selinger has support from MLAs, while Oswald has support from political staffers. “You need a person who ...

Boil Water Advisory Lifted After 2nd Negative Test

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Winnipeg's boil water advisory has been lifted after a second round of E. coli testing came back negative. Mayor Brian Bowman made the announcement at City Hall Thursday afternoon. Six positive E. coli samples were found on Tuesday. The city re-tested ...

Paying for BRT the question

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

But the two biggest supporters of the project — Judy Wasylycia-Leis and Bowman — never explained where they would find the money. The administration had suggested the funds could be found by raising transit fares or a property-tax increase, or a ...

City has yet to figure out how to pay $20M annual costs for rapid transit

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

But the two biggest supporters of the project – Judy Wasylycia-Leis and Bowman – never did explain where they would find the money to pay for the $20 million. The administration had suggested the funds could be found by raising transit fares or a ...


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