Vote Prosperity: Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Urges Political Parties to Focus on Growing Economy in Upcoming Provincial Election

Aug 29, 2023 | Economic Development, Finance & Taxation, Front Page, Government News, Health Care, Indigenous Engagement & Economic Reconciliation, Investment & Trade, Workforce

Promoting economic growth and resilience in the province of Manitoba, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce launched Vote Prosperity today outlining policy recommendations that will inform a forward-looking provincial campaign promoting long-term prosperity in Manitoba. 

As Manitobans go to the polls October 3, we believe that in order for our province to achieve the level of prosperity needed to lift Manitoba’s economy to a level that is genuinely competitive with other Canadian jurisdictions and to create a climate for businesses to invest, the next provincial government must enhance its focus on growing the Manitoba economy,” said Manitoba Chambers of Commerce President and CEO Chuck Davidson. A strong economy helps create jobs and greater wealth and generates increased tax revenues for government to invest in the things important to Manitobans.”   

Organized into four public policy pillars, the Chamber’s 2023 provincial election priorities are:   

PILLAR 1: Strengthen Economic Competitiveness and Business Confidence

    • Enhance Tax Competitiveness
    • Focus on Sectors with Greatest Strategic Opportunity
    • Ensure Equitable Access to Capital
    • Improve Business Confidence

PILLAR 2: Attract and Retain Manitoba’s Talent

    • Better Align Post-Secondary Education with Industry Needs
    • Retain Youth Talent
    • Leverage the Opportunity in Manitoba’s Indigenous Population
    • Attract Talent Through Immigration and Improve Retention by Reducing Barriers

PILLAR 3: Facilitate Global Trade and Reduce Barriers

    • Facilitate Global Trade Opportunities
    • Remove Regulatory Burden
    • Invest in Trade Enabling Infrastructure
    • Focus on Economic Reconciliation

PILLAR 4: Build Strong, Resilient and Healthy Communities

    • Make Investments in Rural and Northern Healthcare
    • Expand and Support Manitoba’s Early Childhood Education Workforce
    • Prioritize Public Safety in Manitoba Municipalities
    • Ensure Fair and Predictable Municipal Funding

Political parties will be asked to respond to the Vote Prosperity platform and their responses will be made available to the public. Additionally, Manitobans will be asked to participate in platform related surveys and be invited to attend events such as the Leaders Series breakfasts on September 13 and 19. 

Read the full Vote Prosperity platform, including the promotional video, at  

About the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce:
Since 1931, the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce has served as the umbrella association for Manitoba’s action-oriented chamber movement. Today, with 64 local Chambers of Commerce across the province and hundreds of direct corporate members, our network comprises almost 10,000 organizations of all sizes and across all sectors. As the “Voice of Business in Manitoba,” the Chamber advocates for sustainable economic development, entrepreneurial success, vibrant communities, and a strong future. To learn more about the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and become a member visit     



Tammy Sawatzky
Director of Communications and Marketing
cell: 204-955-4437
email: [email protected]   


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