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Gord Steeves, Tory candidate?
Watch this video from the Progressive Conservative’s spring dinner a couple of weeks ago and tell me what you think.
The video introduced PC Leader Hugh McFadyen before his speech.
Never mind the cute kids, Sam Katz and Don Plett.
Keep your eyes on St. Vital city councilor Gord Steeves. Notice where he’s standing?
Could this be a sign of his intention Oct. 4? Some think so, I’m told.
For the record, Steeves says "No."
Here’s our email exchange:
Are you going to run for provincial Tories in the Oct. 4 general election in Seine River?
Bruce Owen WFP
Happy where I am. Some day, sooner or later, I will probably try to move on to something else. When I decide to do so I will let you know. I get these type of inquiries every federal, provincial, and civic election. If I ever decide to try to move on to something else I will make a public announcement, until then, I am your humble city councillor.
Hugh and I have been good friends for years. The video was filmed near my house. Have a good weekend.
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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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