Steeves Fails to Attract Crowd
Kirbyson, Geoff, Winnipeg Free Press
MAYORAL candidate Gord Steeves unveiled his vision for the city at his first official campaign event Monday night -- but there were fewer than 20 people to hear it.
The lawyer and former city councillor appeared unfazed by the turnout, saying he has been meeting with groups of voters, both big and small, for six months ago.
"Sometimes you're surprised by the numbers, either good or bad. Weather is always a factor. Driving here (in the rain), I thought, 'We'll be expecting a smaller crowd,' " Steeves said.
"But honestly, tonight wasn't really about a crowd. What I wanted to do was publicly get our campaign direction out there, get our priorities in front of people so they can reflect on them and start developing that sense of who we are, who I am as a person, who we are as a campaign and where we're going."
His campaign website listed the event's start time as 6 p.m., one hour earlier than it actually began. …