The Winnipeg Labour Council has endorsed 11 candidates who plan to run for city council this fall.
The council announced Thursday it has endorsed mayoral candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis and three incumbent councillors:
- Brian Mayes (St. Vital),
- Ross Eadie (Mynarski) and
- Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry).
In the wide-open council races, the Labour Council endorsed:
- Dan Vandal's former assistant Matt Allard as a candidate in St. Boniface,
- restauranteur Sachit Mehra to run for the vacancy in St. Norbert and
- Stefan Jonasson in St. James-Brooklands.
Incumbents Vandal, Justin Swandel and Scott Fielding are not running again in their respective wards.
The Labour Council also endorsed:
- school board chair Suzanne Hrynyk in an expected Old Kildonan race against Coun. Devi Sharma,
- Evan Comstock in an attempt to unseat Coun. Jeff Browaty in North Kildonan,
- Jason Schreyer in an Elmwood-East Kildonan contest against Coun. Thomas Steen and
- Ray Ulasy in an expected Transcona race against Coun. Russ Wyatt.