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Go Sam Go
Here’s some cheap advice for Sam Katz as he campaigns to keep his job as mayor:
Sam, maybe you or one of your minions should give Paul Soubry over at New Flyer Industries a dingle.
Like, before you buy a bunch of electric street cars.
Just give Soubry a call and say, "Hey, let’s do coffee," so the two of you can chat about what New Flyer is doing in Cleveland and Halifax and Ottawa with its swanky buses being built right here in River City.
And maybe, just maybe, you can do another rapid transit newser, but this time to say that you’re gonna support a local company and create jobs for local people, instead of spending millions on something we got rid of in the 1950s because they were so unreliable and so freaking cold in the winter.
Your pal, Bruce
(P.S. Thanks again for the Stones tickets in ’94).
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About Larry Kusch and Bruce Owen
Larry Kusch has been a journalist for 30 years, the last 20 with the Winnipeg Free Press. His is one of the newspaper's two legislative bureau reporters.
Raised on a Saskatchewan farm, he received an honours journalism degree from Carleton University in 1975.
At the Free Press, Larry has also worked as a general assignment reporter, business reporter, copy editor and assistant city editor.
Bruce Owen joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 1990 after four years working in other media.
He's worked in a number of positions at the Freep, including pet columnist, assistant city editor and police reporter. Right now he takes up space at the Manitoba legislature.
Bruce is one of five reporters who won a National Newspaper Award for the paper’s coverage of the 1997 Flood of the Century. He's also the recipient of the 1996 Volunteer Centre of Winnipeg Media Golden Hand Award and the 1995 Canadian Federation of Humane Societies Media Commendation Award.
In a past life Bruce worked at YMCA-YWCA Camp Stephens. He has a blog where he and others write about camp and the people who worked and played there.
You can also find Bruce on Twitter where he posts and retweets all sorts of stuff.
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