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Winnipeg’s unfunded capital-project problem ‘not about a list’: MHCA

  Winnipeg City Council must look beyond the immediate issue of sorting $4.9 billion worth of unfunded capital projects into a priority list, and deal with the real problem at the root of this matter, MHCA President Chris Lorenc told council today. “The matter before you is challenging,” Lorenc said
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MHCA signs onto Indigenous Accord, moves on ‘call to action’

  On a day described as ‘momentous’ by some gathered at Winnipeg’s City Hall courtyard, MHCA President Chris Lorenc signed the Winnipeg Indigenous Accord. As a signatory, the association commits to working in the spirit of the national Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s ‘calls to action.’ “We are proud to join
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Winnipeg’s capital-project bill amounts to structural deficit

  MHCA president urges Council to push for New Fiscal Deal in fall elections Winnipeggers can’t afford a property tax hike of 30% – or 37% on water and sewer rates – to pay for $4.9-billion of major capital projects needed in the next decade, MHCA’s Chris Lorenc told the
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MHCA to deputies: let’s rewrite the infrastructure investment model

  MHCA President Lorenc addresses Deputy Ministers’ Dinner We should all dream big for Manitoba’s future and a good first step toward to economic growth is rethinking the way infrastructure is funded across the provincial government, MHCA President Chris Lorenc says. Lorenc delivered that message in an address to provincial
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Lorenc’s address at Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Deputy Ministers’ Dinner

  Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, Deputy Ministers’ Dinner, June 6, 2019, Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg Speaking Notes – Chris Lorenc, B.A., LL.B., President, Manitoba Heavy Construction Association     Good evening. What a pleasure to be here.  I love this dinner, the format, the company, the chance to have some good-natured conversations around
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Progress possible as North American stumbles on hurdles: NASCO

  It can be hard to see any light at the end of the trade-dispute tunnel on the NAFTA/USMCA file, but our countries have to keep working on all the other elements on all the various fronts to improve flow of trade in North America, a trade-relations authority says. Tiffany
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Manitobans favour pulling down internal trade barriers

  A national issues poll conducted across Canada finds Manitobans are very favourable to eliminating trade barriers between provinces. The poll, by Environics, in partnership with the Canada West Foundation, surveyed 5,732 Canadians between December, 2018 and January, 2019. On the topic of internal trade barriers, respondents were specifically asked
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Heavy equipment mechanics graduates looking for work

  Some 70 Red River College students are on their way to becoming newly minted heavy-duty technicians, Level 1, and are looking for work, many within the heavy construction industry, says RRC course instructor Rick Wiebe. The students have completed the 10-month, heavy-duty diesel mechanic course. Graduates must have attained
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City short of funding for all infrastructure needs: Allard

  Winnipeg can’t afford to fund all the major infrastructure projects on its to-do list, says Coun. Matt Allard, Chair of the Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works Committee. It’s a matter of too many projects on the list vs. limited funding capacity, Allard said Tuesday, at regular committee meeting where
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Mines Branch working on delayed quarry permits, payments

  The MHCA has requested an update from the Mines Branch on the processing of casual quarry permits this year, after hearing from members waiting on excessive delays. Some applications submitted in January, and earlier, have yet to be processed. The Mines Branch is working to reduce the backlog, having
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