It appears the Sunday shopping ban in Steinbach won't be lifted anytime soon.
Not only do residents and local businesses support the ban but so too do our 3 mayoralty candidates.  Chris Goertzen, who initiated the debate says shop owners and employees in our city deserve to have Sundays off. David Banman commissioned a study in June to find out what residents think.  He says two-thirds of those polled support the ban and he will not go against their wishes.  Dwight Reimer admits allowing shopping on Sundays would certainly benefit some of the larger businesses but he does not think the future growth of our city hinges on whether or not we allow shopping on Sundays.  A recent Steinbach Chamber of Commerce poll indicated 75 per cent of member businesses oppose Sunday shopping.