Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Former Bombers boss to lead Manitoba PCs

  • Print

Lyle Bauer is back in Winnipeg as the new chief executive officer for Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives.

The former face of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers said he accepted the job to come back to the province and "give back to the community."

"Manitoba has been very, very good to me," Bauer said. "I think I should contribute to the province and give people an opportunity to make a choice for the future."

Party insiders have known about Bauer's hiring for several weeks, but it was made public Wednesday evening as the Tories gathered at Polo Park Canad Inns for their annual fundraising dinner.

Bauer resigned last year as president and chief operating officer of the Calgary Stampeders after serving three years. He left the Blue Bombers in 2009 as president and CEO after several disappointing seasons and a particularly bad year under ex-coach Mike Kelly.

Bauer replaces former CEO Jonathan Scarth, who left the position after the 2011 election.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Throne speech supports Winnipeg, Bowman and Chief say

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Geese fight as a male defends his nesting site at the duck pond at St Vital Park Thursday morning- See Bryksa’s Goose a Day Photo- Day 08- May 10, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • A Yellow-bellied Sapsucker hangs out on a birch tree in St. Vital. The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker is considered a keystone species. Other species take advantage of the holes that the birds make in trees. A group of sapsuckers are collectively known as a

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Would you visit Dalnavert Museum if it reopened?

View Results

Ads by Google