MHCA acknowledges it is located on Treaty One land and the homeland of the Metis Nation

CCA calls for infrastructure investment, support for Western trade corridors

The Canadian Construction Industry says Canada’s economic success rides, in part, on laying down more reliable trade routes, through the increased investment in trade gateways and corridors.

In its pre-budget submission to the federal Finance minister, the CCA presses Ottawa to boost funding to such efforts as the Western Canada Trade Gateway and Corridor Initiative, initiated by the Western Canada Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association.

“In 2019, Canada’s trade-to-GDP ratio was just shy of 65%, the highest of any OECD economy,” the submission states. “As a trading nation, part of positioning Canada for success in the future is ensuring that our goods can get to global markets. But our trade-enabling infrastructure is vulnerable, as demonstrated by the global pandemic, the impact of recent extreme weather events in British Columbia and the blockades that stopped commerce between Canada and the US.”

Canada needs to significantly recapitalize its trade corridor fund for long-term, strategic investment in trade-enabling infrastructure, including the Western Canada Trade Gateway & Corridor Initiative, to drive our nation’s economic growth, the CCA recommends.

The top recommendations the national construction group makes are:

  • Recommendation #1: Increase infrastructure investment
    Close the gap between current planned investment levels and real existing and future needs with a consistent long-term infrastructure investment strategy.
  • Recommendation #2: Invest in trade infrastructure, including the Western Canada Trade Gateway and Corridor Initiative
    Recapitalize our trade-enabling infrastructure to drive our nation’s future economic growth.

Read the full submission here.

Chair’s Gala

November 18, 2022
RBC Convention Centre

Close to 650pp attended from both industry, government and stakeholder partners.  It was the closing of Nicole Chabot’s two year term as Chair.  Dennis Cruise of Bituminex Paving was welcomed as the new Chair.

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2022 Heavy Santa

December 16, 2022
David Livingstone School

This event was made possible through fundraising at the MHCA Chair’s Gala and Spring Mixer.

104 goodie bags and presents were prepared for the grades 1-4 students at David Livingstone School. 

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Awards Breakfast & Annual General Meeting

November 18, 2022
RBC Convention Centre

Manitoba Transportation & Infrastructure (MTI) Award Winner

  • Grading – Strilkiwski Contracting Ltd.: PTH 6 Grahamdale
  • Paving – Coco Paving o/a Russell Redi-Mix: Bituminous Reconstruction PTH 83
  • Urban Works – Coco Paving o/a Russell Redi-Mix: Bituminous Reconstruction PA 634 and Bituminous Pavement PTH 5
  • Special Projects – Mekhana Development Corp/Arnason Industries Ltd: Theresa Point Airport
  • Major Structures – D. Steele Construction: Bridge Replacement over the Red River Floodway on PTH 59N
  • Minor Structures – Moncrief Construction Ltd.: Reinforced concrete box culvert on PTH 5
  • Water Management – Brunet Ltd.: Flood response, Morris ring dike closure

200 members and guests gathered to hear greetings from Premier Heather Stefanson and the newly elected Mayor of Winnipeg, Scott Gillingham. Hon. Doyle Piwniuk, Minister, Manitoba Infrastructure, handed out the MTI Awards.

31 companies were recognized for their milestone membership commitments.

Matthew Neziol, of Bayview Construction, received the Safety Leader Award.

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