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Winnipeg council to release budget in February

Mayor Brian Bowman announced this week that his administration is working to release the 2019 operating and capital budgets in February, with consultation starting in December. Bowman established a budget working group, consisting of himself, Finance Chair Scott Gillingham, the Chairs of all other policy committees, Deputy Mayor Markus Chambers,
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MHCA request for meeting on quarry rehab program put on hold

The MHCA’s request to meet with Growth, Enterprise and Trade Minister Blaine Pedersen has been put off until the completion of the department’s internal investigation into the Quarry Rehabilitation Program fund. “We respect there is an investigation proceeding, but the MHCA wants to proceed with what we see as necessary
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Call for infrastructure plan, investment on the table at Ministers Dinner

Manitoba’s potential economic growth is riding on boosting trade, and that relies on the roads and highways to move people and goods, MHCA President Chris Lorenc told a business gathering with Premier Brian Pallister and his cabinet ministers Wednesday. That core infrastructure investment must start with a strategy – allowing
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Throne speech delivers more of the same; glimmers of hope

More of the same with some glimmers of hope” is how I would characterize the throne speech, delivered November 20 at the legislature. Keeping to tradition, the speech tried to touch upon as many constituencies as possible to soften the fiscal restraints and program cuts that have been the government’s
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Lyft executive says future of mobility innovation makes way for all

Lyft’s vice-president of public policy told a business lunch crowd Tuesday that no city can cover all areas well with public transportation, which is another benefit of ride-sharing companies such as his. In fact, Joseph Okpaku said, in some cities Lyft has become part of the public transportation system, with
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Economic growth impaired by highways budget cuts: MHCA president

The successive years of cuts and under-expenditures on the highways budget is acting as a drag on Manitoba’s economy and its potential growth, MHCA President Chris Lorenc told diners at the association Annual General Meeting’s Awards Breakfast today. “Manitoba must see its highways budget rise from the current level of
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Highways budget, economy take centre stage at MHCA Awards Breakfast, AGM

MHCA caps 75th year, celebrating achievements and renewed in its purpose Getting trade on the road and boosting Manitoba’s economic growth depend on sustained investment in our highways. That is among the key points that guest speaker Don Leitch will deliver in his address to the MHCA’s Annual General Meeting
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Municipalities highlight infrastructure in pre-budget submission to province

AMM underscores need for new revenue sources to meet demands The need for increased investment in core infrastructure is highlighted as a critical provincial issue by the Association of Manitoba Municipalities in its pre-Budget 2019 submission to the government. The AMM puts the revenue challenge and infrastructure investment at the
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City hall recognizes roads budget as an investment

MHCA meets with IRPW chair Matt Allard The MHCA put procurement process and policies, along with investment in street renewal, on the table Tuesday at a meeting with Coun. Matt Allard, chair of city council’s infrastructure renewal and public works committee. Allard was reappointed to lead the IRPW committee when
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Bowman puts city-wide growth, interests on council’s agenda

MHCA ready to start work on 2019 Operating and Capital Budget planning Mayor Brian Bowman appointed his executive policy committee members this week, returning Coun. Matt Allard as Chair of the Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works Committee and Coun. Scott Gillingham as Chair of its Finance Committee. Bowman stressed at
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