MHCA in the Media

This section has news on the MHCA, the heavy construction industry, the economy and other related articles from various media sources. —————————————————————————————————- 

Don’t mess with open, fair competition for public contracts – October 3, 2017

Chris Lorenc interviews with CJOB – June 27, 2016

Lorenc, Filmon in top spots on CentrePort board – Winnipeg Free Press; April 6, 2016

Don’t take Infrastructure for granted; this message applies to all cities.

The Winnipeg Free Press featured two powerful articles, written by Dan Lett, that discuss the true nature of the heavy construction industry and how the Canadian economy can benefit from investments in core infrastructure – click to read Building Great Roads Poses Great Challenge and The Fix is In today!

MHCA President Chris Lorenc and WORKSAFELY Director Don Hurst discuss Manitoba’s position on infrastructure development as well as defining workplace safety excellence across the heavy construction sector on Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce’s BOLD Radio – click here to tune in! (August 29, 2015)

Global News features Manitoba’s infrastructure and how the province prioritizes its projects to repair crumbling concrete, prevent collision frequency and congestion- watch the full news story here! (May 22, 2015)

MHCA President Chris Lorenc and guests Don Leitch, President of Business Council of Manitoba, and Chuck Davidson, President of Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, discussed Manitoba’s Capital Region development and opportunities on BOLD Radio – click to listen here! – (BOLD Radio May 09, 2015) (Winnipeg Free Press – September 11, 2014) (Winnipeg Free Press – September 8, 2014),article/1163/safe-roads-campaign-kicks-off (MGEU – May 16, 2014) ( – May 15, 2014) (Metro News – May 15, 2014) (Brandon Sun – May 15, 2014)

President of heavy construction association talks up Churchill (Thompson Citizen – April 25, 2014)

Crumbling roads a key election issue (Journal of Commerce – April 21, 2014)

Education, safety focus of Manitoba’s heavy construction EXPO ( – April 7, 2014)

 MHCA says EXPO North registration numbers exceeded expectations (Thompson Citizen – March 5, 2014)

CentrePort blasts city for inaction (Winnipeg Free Press – February 16, 2014)

First EXPO North construction conference coming to town (Thompson Citizen – February 12, 2013)

Epic fail or perfect storm? (Winnipeg Free Press – January 25, 2014)

Province spending $215M on Highway 75 upgrades ( – November 13, 2013)

Manitoba PST plan causes industry concern (Journal of Commerce – June 12, 2013)

NDP gets it right in budget (Winnipeg Free Press – May 2, 2013)

2nd Annual Heavy Construction EXPO South (CityTv – April 9, 2013)

Municipal leaders cheer infrastructure spending (Winnipeg Free Press – March 22, 2013)

Manitoba Heavy Construction Association weighs in on accelerated projects (Journal of Commerce – February 18, 2013)

Province planning $100M in additional road projects (Winnipeg Free Press – January 30, 2014)

MHCA responds to proposed accelerated road work to ease traffic burden (CTV News – January 8, 2013)

Investment in infrastructure is Canada’s Economic healthcare plan: (Winnipeg Free Press – October 5, 2012)

Investment in infrastructure is Canada’s Economic healthcare plan:  (Let’s TOC Blog – September 27, 2012)

City steers toward expanded road work hours (Winnipeg Sun – September 17, 2012)

MHCA emphasize importance of infrastructure programs (OnSite Magazine – July 19, 2012)

Road to Redemption (Winnipeg Free Press – May 5, 2012)

MHCA President Chris Lorenc Opinion Article on Manitoba Budget 2012 (Winnipeg Free Press – April 20, 2012)

MHCA President Chris Lorenc discusses Winnipeg’s pothole concerns (CKY News – March 6, 2012)

Manitobans back infrastructure tax – January 28, 2012 (Winnipeg Free Press)

Majority supports city tax for infrastructure – January 28, 2012 (Winnipeg Free Press)

The Man Who Speaks the Truth – December 14, 2011 (Globe & Mail)

A New Authority – December 5, 2011 (Winnipeg Free Press)

EPC Urged to end 13-year Property Tax Freeze – December 5, 2011 (Winnipeg Free Press)

Construction Associations Support Replacement for Building Canada Fund – December 2, 2011 (Daily Commercial News)

Highway Renewal to Proceed – November 26, 2011 (Winnipeg Free Press)

News Release: Manitoba to Continue to Invest in Highway Renewal in 2012-13 $2.3B Won’t Buy Very Much – November 23, 2011 (Winnipeg Free Press)

City Streets Rougher, Data Show – November 21, 2011 (Winnipeg Free Press)

Special Report: The Big Fix – November 18, 2011 (CBC News)

One Per Cent Solution for Infrastructure – September 20, 2011 (Winnipeg Free Press)

Rough Roads a Safety Hazard – September 14, 2011 (Global News)