Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman congratulates Brian Pallister and PCs on 'decisive win'
Brian Bowman says he looks forward to sitting down with Brian Pallister to talk infrastructure
Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman extended his congratulations Wednesday to Brian Pallister and the Progressive Conservative team on "a decisive win."
"There were a number of good people elected across the political spectrum," Bowman said at a news conference.
Bowman said a meeting with Pallister has yet to be set, but he said his first priority will be to meet about infrastructure.
"The number 1 priority here is infrastructure investments," he said. "We're going to have a lot of discussions in terms of how we can work together to access federal funds as well as work on our own collaborative relationship as it moves forward."
The PCs promised to spend a billion dollars per year on infrastructure and plan to work with municipalities across the province to simplify funding mechanisms and improve services through a "Fair Say" initiative.
They also pledged to reduce the PST to seven per cent in their term.
"He delivered a significant and very positive announcement on 'Fair Say' and I know I and other municipal leaders from across Manitoba are looking forward to having discussions with him about how that will be fulfilled," said Bowman, adding the overarching challenge will be finding ways to "spend money smarter."