Friday, October 31, 2014

Congratulations to Brian Bowman: Winnipeg's New Mayor

Bowman and his wife celebrate the election victory.

With another election under wraps, Brian Bowman managed to thrash Judy Wasylycia-Leis 111,504 to 58,440 votes.  With the victory, Bowman becomes the first indigenous mayor of a large Canadian city.  The voters of Winnipeg also sent a strong message to the NDP, who backed Wasylycia-Leis. With the NDP approval rate hovering around 30%, it is clear Manitobans want change, and only a miracle can keep the NDP from being soundly defeated in the next Provincial Election.

Thomas Steen defeated.

In the City Council race, Jason Schreyor easily knocked off the incumbent, and ex-Winnipeg Jet Thomas Steen, who has been dogged by accusations of assaulting a woman at a Boston Pizza in the spring.  It did not do Steen any favors, when ex-Winnipeg Jet Bobby Hull, who also has a history of domestic violence, publicly endorsed Steen's campaign.  The move ultimately backfired for Steen's campaign, as Schreyor won the riding of Elmwood-East Kildonan.

Grant Nordman defeated

In other upsets, councilor Grant Nordman lost his seat to Shawn Dobson, in the St.Charles riding.  Long time councilor Harvey Smith went down in defeat, losing to Cindy Gilroy, in the Daniel McIntyre riding.  In all other City Council ridings, the incumbants managed to get re-elected.  

I congratulate all candidates who ran for office, and hope Bowman, and the new City Council can help lead Winnipeg into economic prosperity for the next four years.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Thinking of voting for Judy Wasylycia Leis for Mayor of Winnipeg tomorrow?

This video speaks for itself:

Judy is asked a simple question:  "Where will you find the funding to build the second leg of the BRT route?"  She cannot answer the question, and goes around in circles.  It's painful to watch, as she has a legitimate shot of becoming Winnipeg's next mayor.

Judy refusing to answer a simple question about Marijuana legalization.  It should be noted that every other mayoral candidate had no problem answering the question.  

Interviewer:  "Would you support legalizing marijuana?"
Judy:  "That's a federal issue, nothing to do with the Municipal scene"

*Note:  Judy had come out in support of the legalization of Marijuana in 1999.  In 2014, she denies ever saying this, even though it is found in transcripts in the House of Commons, when she was a Member of Parliament for the NDP.

Question: "What have you done for the benefit of Winnipeg for the last 5-10 years?"

While Brian Bowman lists a number of impressive accomplishments, Judy rambles on about leaving Federal politics, and to help current NDP candidate Brian Chief's  Federal campaign.  She also goes on to talk about the Tina Fontaine homicide this summer, which is irrelevant to the question being asked.  In other words, she has done NOTHING.

Judy has absolutely No idea what she is talking about.  Judy is also a big time socialist, and union supporter, two things that Winnipeg does not need at the moment.  She has danced around issues too many times, and has great difficulty giving straight, honest answers.  

Help make Winnipeg a progressive city that it should be.  DO NOT vote for Judy.  Winnipeg deserves better.