Manitoba Chamber Network Take Over Legislature

Chambers from across the province joined the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce (MCC) takeover of the legislature last week.

The reason for the all day visit centred around MCC’s first Day of Advocacy. Chambers from Morden, Brandon, Neepawa, The Pas, Dauphin, Assiniboia, Portage la Prairie, Winnipeg, and Steinbach met with minister’s and opposition leaders to share concerns, tackle issues, and opened up possible areas for future work together.

Day of Advocacy starts with discussion on municipal issues with Deputy Minister of Municipal Relations Jan Forster.

Premier Brian Pallister stops in to share his thoughts and to thank MCC for organizing the full day of discussions.

Chamber executives from across the network wrap meeting with infrastructure minister Ron Schuler.

Minister’s Colleen Mayer, Eileen Clarke, and Cathy Cox listen as MCC’s president discuss business concerns.

Recommendations in areas of taxation, venture capital funding, and improving labour market information in the province highlighted MCC’s agenda. Local Chambers shared growing concerns of businesses in rural Manitoba on the length of time it takes to get hydro hookups, examining the rural planning act, and water issues impacting agriculture in the north. You can view MCC’s recommendations to the province by clicking here.

A lot of ground was covered with the minister’s of Growth, Enterprise and Trade (Blaine Pedersen), Agriculture (Ralph Eichler), Finance (Scott Fielding), and Justice (Cliff Cullen).

Justice Minister Cliff Cullen discussed the impact the meth crisis is having on his ministry and Manitobans.

Health and education preparing residents for a meaningful life highlighted our conversation with NDP leader Wab Kinew.

Day of advocacy wrapped up with Liberal leader Dougald Lamont and MLA Dr. Jon Gerrard.

The Manitoba Chambers of Commerce would like to thank our local chambers for their interest in the inaugural day of advocacy, and to our elected officials who took part in the fruitful discussions.

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