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Portage and Main to remain closed after plebiscite

Winnipeggers have had their say on whether they think the barricades should come down at Portage and Main in a plebiscite that quickly became one of the main, if not the main, issues of the general election.

While a plebiscite is different than a referendum in that the results are non-binding, re-elected mayor Brian Bowman has said he will honour the results of the plebiscite.

WATCH: Bowman says he’s disappointed by plebiscite, will respect it

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Bowman says he’s disappointed by plebiscite, will respect it – Oct 24, 2018

Find the results of the Winnipeg general election here.

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As results started to come in, it became clear the ‘no’ side had a decisive victory.

LISTEN:  Election results live on 680 CJOB from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Plebiscite question

  • Do you support the opening of Portage and Main to pedestrian crossings? YES/NO

WATCH: Global’s Joe Scarpelli caught up with Jeff Browaty at Portage and Main following the election result

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Don’t mess with traffic at Portage and Main: Jeff Browaty – Oct 24, 2018