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Winnipeg Mayor and premier need to take action now on downtown safety

In a recent survey conducted by The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, a resounding 67% of respondents agreed that revitalizing downtown Winnipeg should be a top priority for the new Premier and his government.

This sentiment reflects the long-standing issues that have plagued our city, particularly concerning safety and the decades-long discussion about crime in our downtown core.

It is, however, crucial to acknowledge that the responsibility for change does not rest solely with the provincial government. Mayor Gillingham and city councillors also bear a significant responsibility. Gillingham’s assertion that a safer downtown would attract more attendees to Jets games speaks volumes about the intersection of public safety and the economic vitality of our city. His comments beg the question, why has nothing been done?

Read more in the Winnipeg Sun, click here.


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