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Glen Murray hopes to retake the office of mayor of Winnipeg

Glen Murray intends to run for mayor of Winnipeg once more.

Key Takeaways:

  • Murray officially registered as a candidate on Wednesday, ending months of whispers that he could run for mayor.
  • Before becoming Winnipeg’s first openly gay mayor from 1998 to 2004, Murray served three terms as a councilor representing Fort Rouge.

Glen Murray has declared his candidacy for mayor of Winnipeg once more.

After months of rumors that Murray might run for mayor, he formally registered as a candidate on Wednesday. Murray said he does not decide to run lightly since it impacts his family, but he ultimately chose to run after talking to community people.

He remarked that we would complete our tasks soon, adding that he loves this city.

According to Murray, he will soon release his platform, including the policies he plans to run on.

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He said that he had plans to listen to younger generations. “It will demonstrate a green city that needs less energy, that utilizes land more affordably, that is extremely walkable – a city that is Canada’s electric city,” he said. “We’re trapped in the past if we don’t listen to the individuals if we don’t listen to the 15- and 25-year-olds, and if we don’t do those things.”

Murray served as Fort Rouge’s municipal councilor for three terms before becoming Winnipeg’s first out-gay mayor from 1998 to 2004. But that wasn’t his only political involvement.

Glen Murray intends to run for mayor of Winnipeg once more.
Glen Murray intends to run for mayor of Winnipeg once more. Image from CBC News

Between 2010 and 2017, he represented the Manitoba Liberal Party in the Ontario Provincial Parliament. During that time, he served 4 years as the province’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change. He also ran for federal Green Party leader in 2020, but Annamie Paul of Toronto prevailed.

Murray has joined the fray for Winnipeg’s next mayor, making him the eleventh contender. The other contenders are Don Woodstock, Scott Gillingham, Robert-Falcon Ouellette, Jenny Motkaluk, Christopher Clacio, Rick Shone, Shaun Loney, Idris Ademuyiwa Adelakun, Rana Bokhari, and Desmond Thomas.

The Winnipeg election is on October 26, 2022.

Source: CTV News

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