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October 13, 2015

Strong focus on cities a âmust' for 2015 federal election candidates

Released: 3:15 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman joined the Big City Mayors Caucus of FCM today to support the call for strengthened commitments for cities on October 19th at the ballot box.

Amongst the leading issues facing cities across the nation, and specifically here in Winnipeg, is a growing infrastructure deficit as construction costs and inflation increase while cities struggle to fund the maintenance of existing road and bridge networks, the need for support to create more affordable housing and a pressing need for increased commitment for public transit projects like BRT.

âœCities across Canada face significant funding challenges and to secure the keys to 24 Sussex Drive, the party leaders must demonstrate to our citizens a renewed focus to invest in the priorities that will shape the successful future of our communities,â said Bowman.

Mayor Bowman encourages eligible Winnipeggers who have not yet voted through the advance polls this past weekend to make their voices heard for Winnipeg's priorities at the ballot box on Monday, October 19th.

About FCM

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is the national voice of municipal government. In leading the municipal movement, FCM works to align federal and local priorities, recognizing that strong hometowns make for a strong Canada.

About Mayor Brian Bowman

Mayor Brian Bowman is dedicated to addressing the issues that are priorities for Winnipeggers. He is committed to building a City Hall that works: with an open and transparent City Hall, a growing, thriving more modern city that we are all proud to call home, and a city that receives its fair share through a funding model that works as we grow.

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Last update: October 13, 2015