Winnipeg’s Fire Fighters Are Backing Judy Wasylycia-Leis

September 23 • 2014

Winnipeg’s fire fighters union has endorsed mayoral candidate Judy Wasylycia-Leis, while describing her opponents as surrounded by narrow-minded, right-wing extremists.

Alex Forrest, president of United Fire Fighters of Winnipeg, said endorsing Wasylycia-Leis is like returning home for firefighters, who have supported her previous federal and provincial campaigns.

“Judy is the right candidate for the right time,” Forrest said as he and Wasylycia-Leis stood in the firefighters historical museum late Monday morning surrounded by dozens of firefighters wearing yellow Judy t-shirts.

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