Reshaping planning at the City of Winnipeg
In 1994, the City of Winnipeg embarked on a reorganization, labeled New Directions, which affected both the political and administrative structures. Under New Directions, the Planning Department was eliminated and its functions were split up and moved to other departments within the corporation. The loss of the Planning Department and the Director of Planning and Chief Planner positions meant that reporting and management strength for the planning function was severely reduced. It was also a blow to the profession. At the time, Winnipeg was the only Canadian city without a planning department.