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March 17, 2020

 

2020 School Trustee By-Election suspended until further notice

Released: 3:47 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – In consultation with the Winnipeg School Division, and in accordance with section 102(1) of the Municipal Councils and School Boards Elections Act, the Senior Election Official has declared voting for the School Trustee By-Election for Winnipeg School Division Wards 3 and 4, to be suspended at all voting locations.

Taking into account voter participation, worker and facility availability, and to protect the community from the transmission of COVID-19, election officials have determined that this decision is necessary to maintain the health, safety, and well-being of the public and all election staff.

Under the Municipal Councils and School Boards Elections Act, suspended polls must be re-opened within seven days of Election day or the results become invalid and a new election must be held.

Until further notice, the following voting places will be closed and will not be open to facilitate voting:

Community Advance

Where: Mulvey School, 750 Wolseley Ave.
Ecole River Heights, 1350 Grosvenor Ave.
When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

By-Election Day

Where: Winnipeg (4)
Wolseley School, 511 Clifton St.
Mulvey School, 750 Wolseley Ave.
Millennium Library - Buchwald Room, 251 Donald St.

Winnipeg (3)
Ecole LaVerendrye - Learning Commons, 290 Lilac St.
Ecole River Heights, 1350 Grosvenor Ave.
Carpathia School, 300 Carpathia Ave.
When: Saturday, March 21, 2020

Election officials will continue to monitor the situation and provide further updates as available.

For more information visit winnipeg.ca/byelection2020 or contact 311.

Extra precautions put into place to accommodate public delegations presenting to Executive Policy Committee

Released: 4:07 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – In response to recent measures recommended by Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active living (Manitoba Health), the City of Winnipeg is taking extra precautions during tomorrow’s meeting of the Executive Policy Committee (EPC), specifically as it relates to public delegations appearing to speak on the City’s Preliminary 2020-2023 Operating and Capital budgets.

In order to align with Manitoba Health’s recommendation on social-distancing and to avoid gatherings of 50 people or more, only those individuals who are registered as a delegation will be permitted inside the Council Chamber and the public gallery. No more than 30 individual delegations will be allowed into the gallery at a time, and will be allowed access based on speaking order.

In addition, the Mayor’s Foyer on the second level of City Hall will have chairs set up and distanced for those who are waiting to speak, and the meeting will be live broadcast in the foyer. Delegations that have presented will be asked to vacate the public gallery to allow space for the following delegations. Delegations are welcome to listen to the rest of the meeting from the Mayor’s Foyer.

Members of the public who are not registered delegates are encouraged to follow the livestream of the meeting online at: winnipeg.ca/council/video.asp

If anyone from the public is not feeling well, it is requested that they stay at home.

To ease the number of people arriving at the same time, the City Clerks’ office will be able to provide public delegations with an estimate of what time their presentation to Executive Policy Committee will occur. In that respect, the City Clerks’ office can be reached by calling 311 or by email

For those who do not wish to participate in person, but still want EPC to consider their comments, written submissions will be accepted and will be included on the public record. Written submissions can be submitted to Clerks via email .

March 17, 2020