Changes to city council's most powerful committee in the wake of the fire-paramedic station review:
- Coun. Dan Vandal (St. Boniface): On Sunday, Vandal told Mayor Sam Katz he'd like to leave EPC following this Tuesday's public works committee. Vandal plans to seek the federal Liberal nomination in Saint Boniface next spring.
- Coun. Scott Fielding (St. James-Brooklands): Fielding resigned from EPC on Friday, claiming he could not a support a 2014 draft budget that includes property-tax increases. Fielding is mulling a mayoral run next year and is also considering a 2015 provincial run as a Progressive Conservative.
- Coun. Jeff Browaty (North Kildonan): Browaty said Friday he will remain on EPC as long as the city implements the recommendations of the scathing fire-paramedic station review. Coun. Russ Wyatt (Transcona): Wyatt, council's finance chairman, said he is committed to completing the 2014 draft budget.
- Mayor Sam Katz: Winnipeg's mayor said he is not considering resigning before the end of his term.
- Coun. Brian Mayes (St. Vital): Mayes said Sunday he is staying put. "The city has seen enough resignations as of late," he quipped.
- Coun. Mike Pagtakhan (Point Douglas): Pagtakhan has not commented about his future in recent days.
Who may join
- Coun. Justin Swandel (St. Norbert): The former EPC member quit the committee last year, calling it dysfunctional. He's the only member of council to call the fire-paramedic review flawed.
- Coun. Thomas Steen (Elmwood-East Kildonan): The rookie councillor has tended to vote alongside Katz.
- Couns. Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan) and Grant Nordman (St. Charles): Sharma and Nordman have also tended to vote alongside Katz, but have displayed more of an independent streak.
- Coun. Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry): Gerbasi, who served on Glen Murray's EPC, could help Katz maintain an ideological balance on the committee. But she and the mayor have had their differences.