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February 7, 2020


Nomination period for the 2020 School Trustee By‑Election begins this weekend

Released: 2:15 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The 2020 School Trustee By-Election for Winnipeg School Division Wards 3 and 4 takes place on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

The Senior Election Official for the Winnipeg School Division will begin accepting nomination papers at noon on Sunday, February 9, 2020 until 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

Nomination papers must be filed by the candidate in-person, on the prescribed form, and have a minimum of 25 signatures from voters whose names appear on the Voters List for the school division ward in which they are seeking election.

All candidates must provide valid identification showing proof of name and current address in order to be nominated.

The deadline to file is 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2020. 

Deadline for Withdrawal
Candidates may withdraw their nomination, in writing, until 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2020. 

Order of Names on the Ballot
A random draw to determine the order of the candidates' names on the ballot will take place at 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at City Hall (Susan A. Thompson Building, 510 Main Street).

Campaign signs on public property will be permitted throughout the city starting Sunday, February 9.  All signs are regulated under Part 4 of the Neighbourhood Liveability By-law No. 1/2008 and Section 182 of the Winnipeg Zoning By-law No. 200/2006.

All campaign signage on public property must display on its face the name and telephone number of the person responsible for placing the sign or causing it to be placed, and the date the sign was placed. Failure to comply with the by-laws may result in the removal and destruction of signs.

Campaign signs must be removed within seven days following the election, on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

To view the campaign signage regulations, please see: City of Winnipeg – Campaign Signage Regulations.

For more information visit or contact 311.

Mayor Bowman to Meet with Western Economic Solutions Taskforce

Released: 3:00 p.m.

Winnipeg, MB – Mayor Bowman will be traveling to Leduc, Alberta to take part in a meeting of the Western Economic Solutions Taskforce (WEST) on Monday. The Taskforce was struck in November of last year as a response to the economic downturn facing western communities.

“During a time when feelings of western alienation have resurfaced, it is important that municipal leaders are working together to ensure western voices are heard while keeping our nation unified,” said Mayor Bowman.

The Taskforce brings together western municipal leaders with the goal of representing western interests in Ottawa. It is a cooperative effort between the Big City Mayors’ Caucus Mayors of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, provincial municipal associations and the Union of BC Municipalities.

For more information about WEST, please see the following link:

February 10, 2020