PC Leader Heather Stefanson and NDP Leader Wab Kinew both reiterated their commitments to invest in trade infrastructure at a leaders’ debate hosted by the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce September 20.
Stefanson noted her party was been fully behind investing in provincial trade corridors and pressing for the federal government to initiate a national trade infrastructure strategy.
Kinew again promised to fully expend the annual highways capital program within the budget year, stressing “infrastructure is absolutely crucial to powering our economy.”
Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont noted that Manitoba’s “strategic infrastructure” is in terrible shape.
The debate saw the leaders speak at length about how they would grow the economy, with emphasis on rebuilding the health care system and finding solutions to the homelessness problem.
Stefanson, further, told the lunch crowd she will not lock down the economy again, noting the “unintended consequences” that followed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Kinew subsequently said his party, too, would not use such restrictions as shutting businesses.
To read more on the leaders’ exchanges during the debate click here.