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This article was published 25/10/2014 (1845 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Many online readers stated they were glad Brian Bowman was elected mayor in a landslide Wednesday, although others were simply glad second-place finisher and longtime NDP politician Judy Wasylycia-Leis didn't get elected. The consensus is third-place finisher Robert-Falcon Ouellette has a bright future in politics.
Congrats, mayor. So happy you beat Judy Wasylycia-Leis. I can sleep better tonight knowing you are going to make a difference in this city.
This result is a travesty. Michel Fillion promised brothels, and yet Bowman wins?
Way to go, Robert-Falcon Ouellette. What a great grassroots campaign to come out of nowhere, without the support of the big unions or the big developer/chamber of commerce types, and pull in 36,000 votes. Fantastic!
It's a shame we have to wait another two years to punt out Greg Selinger and Stan Struthers. For once, the right thing happened. Old-style tax-and-spend political dinosaurs beware, nothing is to be taken for granted.
— X-Ray Cat
Winnipeg is safe. And make no mistake, this is an absolute repudiation of everything the NDP stands for. If I'm Greg Selinger right now, I'm downright terrified.
Here comes the new council, same as the old council. Except I would imagine the new edition will be more circumspect while looting the city.
Early polls showed Bowman was doing badly with the youth vote and Judy and Ouellette were doing well with the youth vote.
Judy's loss is attributable to the youth vote moving strongly toward Ouellette and suburban old-timers moving from Steeves and consolidating behind Bowman. This is a victory for old-timers and suburban voters.
Hopefully the urbanist and progressive elements in Bowman's platform will not be totally forgotten.
Bowman ran a slick, uninspiring campaign that was victorious in large part because of fear-mongering about an NDP mayor.
Campaign strategies aside, I am hopeful Bowman will be a better business-oriented mayor than the last business-oriented mayor. I believe he has more integrity, although that is damning with faint praise. I am hopeful he will make progress on the rapid-transit file, even if he breaks his promise to keep on track to complete six rapid-transit routes in 15 years.
I hope, above all, he transcends his narrow roots as a small-business lobbyist and governs in the interests of all Winnipeggers, especially the poor and the marginalized.
— Spence Furby
My faith in Winnipeggers has been renewed thanks to so many who not only turned out to vote, but who did not vote for Judy. Yay Winnipeg!
Gotta think the NDP has to be nervous about the strength of their Winnipeg support come the next provincial election.