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Sunday shopping campaign launched

By: Staff Writer

Posted: 09/8/2018 8:30 AM

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True to his word, Steinbach’s David Banman is continuing to press the issue of Sunday shopping with a campaign billed as ShopSunday.

After a survey commissioned by Banman last month revealed more than 60 percent of the general population of Steinbach wants Sunday shopping, a campaign to continue advocacy on the issue was announced this week.

"The results speak for themselves," Banman said in a release. "Over 60 percent of the general population and almost 70 percent of those under the age of 55 want Sunday shopping, and regardless of your feelings on the subject, people have the right to feel their politicians are listening to them. A large segment of our population feels their opinions are not being heard, and the Oct. 24 election is the perfect opportunity for people to voice their opinion."

The campaign is aimed at engaging the general public in an effort to convince Steinbach city council to place the referendum on the October ballot. In an interview last week, Banman surmised that such a decision would need to be made by mid-September.

If necessary advocacy work will continue with the next council to push for a referendum in 2019, the release stated.

More information about the campaign and an online petition can be found at www.shopsunday.ca, as well as on social media through Facebook and Instagram.

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