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Economy Job #1 for our government, business leaders: Lorenc

Manitoba and Winnipeg’s economic growth demands the dedicated attention and commitment of our political leaders and senior government offices, to ensure the revenues flow to support our core public and social services and, ultimately, our quality of life, MHCA President Chris Lorenc says.

This is the message Lorenc is bringing to a premier Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce dinner tonight.

The Civic Leaders Dinner will see Mayor Brian Bowman, City Councillors and senior administration officials dine with Winnipeg’s business leaders at the RBC Convention Centre ballroom.

Lorenc will deliver a short address, then introduce Bowman to the podium.

“Winnipeg must position itself as a magnet for new business, it needs the services, the infrastructure and the tax regime that permits business to compete locally, regionally and globally,” Lorenc says. “The importance of this cannot be overstated.”

The following is an excerpt from his address:

We all have heard references, amid the outrageous, tragic events unfolding in Europe, to Winston Churchill’s memorable words of courage and wisdom

I too would like to borrow from Churchill tonight, in the context of our own challenges here. These words come from his very brief, but memorable, address to his alma mater Harrow, in 1941.

He told the graduates: “never give in – never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense…” “Never, never, never give up.”

Winnipeg, and Manitoba’s, great challenge of the day is economic growth. There are numerous priorities vying for the attention of our governments, our political leaders and taxpayers. But we must all heed Churchill’s exhortation to stay the course, in the face of other persuasions and pressures, on this challenge.

Never, never, never forget…… that growing our economy is government’s #1 priority.

Click here to read the full address.

The MHCA is an annual presenting sponsor of the Civic Leaders Dinner. Representing the Board of Directors will be Vice Chair Dennis Cruise, WORKSAFELY Committee Chair Peter Paulic, and new WORKFORCE Development Committee Chair Tony Teixeira.

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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