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Winnipeggers vote on October 27

  Sam Katz Judy Wasylycia-Leis
  School trustee candidate Darlyne Bautista
on the campaign trail

WINNIPEG – The citizens of Winnipeg will go to the polls on Tuesday, October 27, to vote for their mayor, city councillors and school trustees. Many political pundits deem the mayoralty race to be very tight as the incumbent Sam Katz battles it out with veteran politician and former Member of Parliament, Judy Wasylycia-Leis. The two other candidates for city mayor are Rav Gill and Brad Gross.

The fight for seats on City Council is also getting to be interesting. In the Daniel McIntyre Ward, long-time incumbent Harvey Smith trades snipes with the other candidates who want to take his place. The lone Filipino-Canadian candidate in the ward, broadcaster Lito Taruc, hopes to generate support from the ethnic voters in the ward. Many predict a tight race between incumbent Smith and his opponents, Lito Taruc, community leader Cindy Gilroy-Price, former Pat Martin executive assistant Keith Bellamy, and real estate agent John Cardoso.