Brian Bowman

Brian Bowman

Phone: 431-222-4974
Incumbent Since 2014

Brian Bowman

Candidate in the Mayoral Candidates race.

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Questionnaire Response

Brian Bowman - Mayoral Candidates

Why did you decide to run in the 2018 (Winnipeg Civic Election / School Board Election)?

I am running for re-election because I want to continue building a growing, thriving, and more modern city. A city with safer neighbourhoods, and a vibrant downtown where Winnipeggers want to work, live, and play. An inclusive city for human rights, with a stronger and more transparent government working for all Winnipeggers and investing today for a future population of one million people strong. We have achieved a lot together and we cannot afford to turn the clock back. We need to keep our momentum going and we need to continue building on the progress we’ve made.


What experience will you bring to complement your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee)?

I have the ability to convene stakeholders and work collaboratively with them. As Mayor, success is only possible through collaboration with fellow Councillors, other levels of government, and different stakeholders for the betterment of the entire city. As Mayor, you need to be able to govern for all Winnipeggers and that’s something I feel I have been able to do.  I also believe that my experience serving and advocating for the community through organizations like the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the University of Manitoba, and Ka Ni Kanichihk has allowed me to be a better Mayor. As a past Chair of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, I fully appreciate how important it is to support small and medium sized businesses – which are the engine of our economy – across the city. We are a growing city, and the Mayor of Winnipeg needs to support that growth.


What are some issues that you would like to stand for in your role as (Mayor / Councillor / School Trustee), and why are these issues important to you?

I want to continue building a stronger government and that is why I am committing to greater openness and transparency. Over the last four years, we have taken significant steps to make more information available to taxpayers so they know how tax dollars are being invested. By increasing openness and transparency, we are able to increase accountability. Our initiatives over the last four years have contributed to the City of Winnipeg increasing its ranking on the Open Cities Index from eleventh in 2015 to third in 2018,  and as ranking fifth in the world by the Intelligent City Forum. We need to continue.

I also want to build a safer city for Winnipeggers because I want to make it a better city for everyone. This requires a multi-faceted approach as well as cooperation between governments and across the community with many different agencies already working to address many of the socioeconomic and health factors contributing to criminal activity and violence. I favour a multi-pronged approach to address drug addiction. I am committing to forming a Meth Task Force with the provincial and federal government. I also support the Winnipeg Police Service’s Illicit Drug Strategy, focusing on enforcement, intervention, and education. 


What is something that you appreciate about the (City of Winnipeg / the ward / the school ward or school division) you wish to represent?

The thing I appreciate the most about Winnipeg is that it is such a diverse city with deep roots. Just in the last four years, Winnipeg’s population grew from 698,000 to over 750,000 today, driven in large part by newcomers calling our city their home. Our strength will continue to drive our great city to success. That is why we should be optimistic about our future.

Do you have any other comments regarding your candidacy?

I am very proud of our award-winning pedestrian and cycling strategy. You will notice more active transportation facilities across the city.  During my tenure as Mayor, Council has invested a record $40.6 million over the last four years in all infrastructure related to active transportation. That was the result of working collaboratively with Councillors and key stakeholders. In order to be a growing, more modern city, we need to offer our citizens a range of commuting options that can improve their standard of living. That is why I am committed to expanding our active transportation network over the next four years.


News that mentions Brian Bowman

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Candidates pitch poverty fixes

October 17, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Ed Ackerman and Don Woodstock. Missing from the event were Venkat Machiraju and Jenny Motkaluk. “I think the city is doing good things,” said Brian Bowman, the incumbent who wants to keep the job. “I think we could do a better job.” While city hall provides a broad range of services that directly...

Motkaluk calls out Bowman for back-door taxes

October 17, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...Wednesday her administration would freeze frontage levy rates at the current level. Mayoral candidate Jenny Motkaluk is attacking incumbent Brian Bowman’s record on frontage fees, saying it’s an example of his “smoke-and-mirrors” approach to municipal taxes that hurts Winnipeggers’...

Ce que vous promettent les candidats à la mairie de Winnipeg

October 17, 2018

Ici Radio Canada / CBC Francais - ...un résumé des principaux engagements des candidats jusqu'ici. Brian Bowman Impôt foncier : Il propose une hausse de 2,33 % par an pendant 4 ans, ce qui injecterait 13,7 millions de dollars de plus dans les coffres de la Ville en 2019. Autres engagements financiers : aucune hausse d’impôt pour...

Motkaluk joins Bowman in pledging to freeze frontage levies

October 17, 2018

CBC Manitoba - pledging to freeze frontage-levy rates if elected mayor. Motkaluk made the pledge via press release on Wednesday. Incumbent mayoral candidate Brian Bowman has also pledged not to increase frontage levies if he's elected mayor. In a separate release, mayoral candidate Tim Diack promised to abolish...

Frontage freeze coming if Motkaluk elected

October 17, 2018

Winnipeg Sun - ...said the overall 45% hike was unsustainable. “In addition to raising property taxes by 10% over the last four years, (incumbent mayoral candidate Brian Bowman) raised those frontage levies 45%, along with a myriad of other fees … Call it what you want, call it a levy, call it a tax, call it a surcharge,...

Motkaluk Would Freeze Frontage Levy Rates if Elected

October 17, 2018

ChrisD - ...levy rates if she’s elected mayor next week. Motkaluk said she would commit to freezing the fees at the current rate of $5.45 per foot. “Brian Bowman has hiked frontage levy rates by 45 percent since taking office and there appears to be no end in sight,” Motkaluk said on Wednesday. “So much...

Janice Lukes endorses Jenny Motkaluk for Mayor of Winnipeg

October 17, 2018

Global News - ...important that a mayor sit with councillors to hear what they are hearing from their ward.” Lukes has verbally sparred with incumbent mayor Brian Bowman for some time now. READ MORE: Winnipeg votes Oct. 24: who will be on your ballot Incumbent councillors Jason Schreyer, Ross Eadie, and Jeff...

Janice Lukes joins 3 other incumbents endorsing Jenny Motkaluk as Winnipeg mayor

October 16, 2018

CBC Manitoba - ...Jenny Motkaluk's mayoral campaign. Waverley West councillor-elect Janice Lukes said Tuesday she is backing Motkaluk's effort to unseat incumbent Brian Bowman. Lukes said in an interview while she does not endorse all of Motkaluk's policies, she believes the business consultant would be easier to work...

Motkaluk passes on mayoral candidates forum

October 16, 2018

Winnipeg Free Press - ...forums since September, she didn’t find most of them had much value to voters, and had decided not to participate in others unless incumbent Brian Bowman participated and the format resembled a real debate among the candidates, rather than a series of statements. Jenny Motkaluk won’t participate in...

Fourth councillor backs Motkaluk’s bid for mayor

October 16, 2018

CTV - Another Brian Bowman critic on City Hall is endorsing his main rival for mayor, Jenny Motkaluk. Janice Lukes is backing Motkaluk and will make it official at an event planned for Wednesday, Oct 16. "I believe Jenny Motkaluk has the leadership abilities and approach to work in true collaboration with all 15...

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