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Help ensure Winnipeg fixes its streets: MHCA to Carr

  The MHCA has sent senior Winnipeg MP Jim Carr a letter, asking him to help ensure the city fixes its residential streets this year, as planned before severe budget cuts. City Council yesterday approved Budget 2019, which slashed $42 million from residential street repair work. That eliminated plans for
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Bowman calls on Winnipeg MLAs to stick up for the city

  Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman put the city’s MLAs on notice at his State of the City address, calling on them to help push the province to make good on its commitments for municipal street repairs. The mayor is locked in a funding dispute with Premier Brian Pallister and his
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Manitoba’s “150” projects to be publicly tendered

  Infrastructure Minister Ron Schuler says most of the dollars for projects under a special highways fund to celebrate Manitoba’s 150th birthday will flow through his department. Schuler, in a March 18 letter to MHCA, said additional information on the $45-million fund for commemorative highways projects will be made public
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Winnipeg approves budget, eliminates 53 street repair projects

  City council had options; slashing street repairs is a bad decision: Lorenc Winnipeg city council approved its Budget 2019 Wednesday, eliminating all significant residential street repairs. That cancels 53 street and 11 lane projects that were planned for 2019. “We are beyond disappointed that city council took this decision,”
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Presentation to Council

  March 20, 2019 Mr. Mayor and Councillors, The MHCA does not like to be appearing before any public standing committee, and certainly of this Council, in opposition to something. We have throughout our 76 years always attempted to advocate for solutions to challenges facing governments with public policy suggestions
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Conservatives would open markets for Canada’s resources: MP Bergen

  Portage-Lisgar MP Candice Bergen says a Conservative government in Ottawa would scrap the carbon tax and get Canada’s national resources moving to sea ports and on to international markets. “It’s just a tax grab,” Bergen told a crowd of 70 at the Breakfast with the Leaders event March 12.
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MHCA pushes back on provincial short-changing, City of Winnipeg budget cuts

  The MHCA has called upon Mayor Brian Bowman and City Council to restore planned investment in the local street renewal program for 2019, and future years, despite the provincial government’s reneging on funding commitments. That provincial decision shortchanged the city by $40 million in the 2018 local and regional
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Province reneging on funding deal with city, imperils industry and city streets

  The provincial budget released March 7 gives no indication that Pallister government is renewing a five-year roads agreement that has formed a big share of base funding in the City of Winnipeg’s local and regional streets renewal budgets. The lack of commitment means the City effectively loses $145 million
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MHCA to City Council: find a better Plan ‘B’

  MHCA President Chris Lorenc told City Council’s executive policy committee this week Winnipeg cannot simply eliminate all residential street work for 2019, in response to the provincial government’s shortchanging the city on the cost-shared roads agreement last year. NO residential street work this year? Cancelling the 53 residential street repair projects that were scheduled? In a
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Highways budget static in 2019-20; extra $45 million set for highways projects for Manitoba’s 150th birthday

  The provincial government has held Manitoba Infrastructure’s Highways Capital program to $350 million for 2019-20. Further, the budget sets out much lower planned expenditures for water-control structures — $65.4 million this year, $35 million of which is expected for the Lake St. Martin (outlet structures). Notably, however, the provincial
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