Mayoral material missing
Re: Duck-and-run strategy is far from mayoral (Aug. 13). I am bewildered by Gord Steeves’ strange timidity and uncertainty. He has been in government before and so it can’t be inexperience.
Perhaps he just wants his name out there to be chosen as a candidate for the Conservatives in the upcoming federal election. He is not acting like a man who wants to be mayor.
The only thing Dan Lett got right in this article is that Steeves is unquestionably NOT mayoral material.
But it has absolutely nothing to do with what his wife wrote on Facebook, which is completely, utterly irrelevant. — JoeJ
After watching all of this transpire in the past week, I really do feel sorry for this city. I think we have just regressed and do not have the moral, or political will to move forward. — 22080928
Trimming salaries a start
Re: Trimming salaries tough task (Aug. 14). So far, none of the candidates has shown a bold vision for the city over the next decade. It’s been a little nip here, a tuck there but nothing substantive. Trimming a few salaries or opening Portage and Main or going cap in hand to the province for money are not solutions... just a few more Band-Aids. — Deeds
The candidate with a solid plan to reduce the overall city staff levels would get my attention. — Lagoman
The only real way to trim is to eliminate positions. As existing managers retire, simply deploy their responsibilities to other managers. Get people doing a bit more for their pay. Eliminate the empty position.
Perhaps the place to begin trimming salary-related costs is the mayor and then councillors. Leadership by example. — emcee51
City of Winnipeg employees have better salaries than most places and they still can’t attract skilled employees to run the city well. — Citizen#101
Ebola helpers brave
Re: Vaccine bound for West Africa (Aug. 14). This is awesome news and gives Winnipeg a good name. The people helping the infected Ebola patients are brave and dedicated. Protecting them with this vaccine is the right thing to do. — Onemansview