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CCA endorses governance renewal

Highlights from the November CCA board meetings in Ottawa Welcome new board member The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) board of directors and staff welcome Frank Perricone, representing the Ontario General Contractors. Four important recommendations endorsed by the board    CCA to align with Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI) Further to the
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A big bit of Christmas comes early to David Livingstone School

Santa came a bit early to David Livingstone School on December 7, with help from the elves at the MHCA who unloaded the sleigh, delivering toys and treats to about 100 pupils in Grades 1 to 4. “Girls and boys, Rudolph told me you have all been extra good this
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Premier releases Manitoba’s economic growth plan

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister told a sell-out business lunch at the RBC Convention Centre today that his government has a plan to boost economic growth in the province. “The economy? Lots to do,” Pallister said, at the annual State of the Province lunch, hosted by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.
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Transportation, traffic regulations being updated; province seeks public input

Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler has asked for public comments to be submitted online regarding regulatory changes proposed by the Traffic and Transportation Modernization Act, passed in June. Comments can be submitted at https://reg.gov.mb.ca/home in the next 30 days (deadline is January 7, 2019). Schuler in a news release noted the
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Lower risk drainage projects to be exempt from approval process

Drainage and water-control projects that present lower risk and impact to the environment would move faster and more efficiently through the provincial approval process under draft regulations the Manitoba government has put out for public consultations. Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires announced November 29 certain water projects would be exempted
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Municipalities call in full force for restored infrastructure budget

More than 100 of Manitoba’s municipal governments have endorsed a joint call for the provincial government to reinstate the Municipal Road and Bridge Program. The vote on the resolution was passed at the Association of Manitoba Municipalities’ 20th Annual Convention this week. “In June 2018, the Province of Manitoba announced
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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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