Chamber to host candidates’ debate


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This article was published 12/10/2022 (235 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Understanding who the candidates for city councillor are can be quite cumbersome. People are busy and it is hard to keep up with the campaigns, social media comments, and general media attention to make an informed decision. A debate provides an opportunity to hear directly from the candidates — unedited and unfiltered.

In a recent Chamber membership survey, we asked what worries local businesses most about issues facing them. The top three responses were: attracting staff with necessary skills, bureaucracy/red tape, and pandemic recovery.

Multiple written responses included concerns about wastewater services, IT infrastructure, transit, and crime.

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Since Scott Gillingham and Kevin Klein are running for mayor, there will be two new city councillors in west Winnipeg, so the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce has invited candidates for councillor in the St. James and Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood wards to a debate on Oct. 20.

There will be two new city councillors in west Winnipeg given that the two current councillors for the Charleswood-Westwood-Tuxedo and St. James wards are running for mayor.

On Thursday, Oct. 20, the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce will host candidates for the Charleswood–Tuxedo–Westwood, and St. James wards in a debate at the Holiday Inn Winnipeg Airport West from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Attendance is free but, owing to limited space, registration is required at

If you are unable to attend in person, the debate will be streamed live on the Chamber’s Facebook page: @AssiniboiaChamberMB.

All candidates have been invited to the debate. As of Oct. 4, those marked with an * had confirmed their attendance:


• Hal Anderson*

• Evan Duncan*

• Brad Gross*

• Steve Minion*

• Gordon Penner*

St. James:

• Eddie Ayoub*

• Tim Diack*

• Shawn Dobson

• Daevid Ramey*

• Kelly Ryback*

Do you have a question you would like the moderator to ask during the debate?

Questions can be submitted to and will be given to the Chamber’s advocacy committee for review. With limited time at the event, not all questions will be used, but will be relayed to the candidates. When submitting questions, we ask that each question be submitted separately, and that the questions are directed to all candidates of either one or both wards.

Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce

Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce
St. James - Assiniboia community correspondent

To learn more about the ACC, visit or call 204-774-4154.

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