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

Trudeau response to roads comment falls short: WCR&HCA

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has not answered the Western Canada Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association’s (WCR&HCA) request for a public statement indicating the federal government will continue to invest in transportation infrastructure, particularly trade corridors and gateways.

The WCR&HCA, in a February 22 letter to the Prime Minister, sought the public statement following Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault’s public comments February 12 that Ottawa would not be investing in new roads, a statement he later clarified to mean no large infrastructure projects.

That prompted a series of responses, including letters from construction associations across Canada, including the WCR&HCA. The WCR&HCA letter was also sent to Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities.

“We ask that you clear the confusion, publicly re-commit unequivocally to strategic investments in nation-building, economic growth-enabling shovel worthy infrastructure assets, including the trade gateways and corridors Canada needs to be a globally competitive economy.”

In response, the Prime Minister’s office replied acknowledging receipt but noting Trudeau “will leave the issue you raise to be considered by Minister Fraser.”

“We’ll be following up,” MHCA President & CEO Chris Lorenc said. Lorenc is also president and CEO of the WCR&HCA. “Respectfully, we should be able to expect an answer from the Prime Minister that his government supports ongoing strategic investment in Canada’s trade transportation system.”

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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