The Manitoba business leaders who sat and listened to the three main political leaders share their visions of the province now have a very good idea where we are hopefully headed.
Tuesday marked the final Provincial Leaders Series Breakfast Presented by Deloitte. To cap off the series, more than 100 business leaders heard a wide ranging speech from Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger. The Premier spoke about the details of his government’s $5.5 billion dollar infrastructure plan and how he intends to pay for it. He also shared his enthusiasm for the growing tourism opportunities the province has before it with the polar experience in the north and the soon to be opened Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
During his 25 minute address, Premier Selinger sent a clear message that his government and the business community must look to create exciting opportunities for our young people if Manitoba is to see a 30 per cent increase in jobs by 2020. More focused training and schooling, he says will help prepare youth with the tools they need. Trade was another of the topics discussed, both national and international. He shared stories about his recent trips to the United States and told the audience that improving trade with our biggest trading partner will also be important for our future.
A look at the event in pictures can be found by clicking on the link below.
A big thanks goes out to Deloitte for their support in sponsoring this speakers series and to Winnipeg Airport Authority, the Insurance Brokers Association of Manitoba and Aikens Law for their support over the course of the three events. The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce would also like to thank our Provincial leaders, Brian Pallister, Rana Bokhari and Premier Greg Selinger for taking the time to address the business community.