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Winnipeg Construction Association Releases Provincial Election Policy Priorities

August 7, 2019

Winnipeg Construction Association Releases Provincial Election Policy Priorities

WINNIPEG , Aug.7, 2019 - With a provincial election coming in one month, the Winnipeg Construction Association has announced the four Policy Pillars it will be promoting to build a strong construction industry in Manitoba. 

Pillar 1- Creating an Attractive Business Environment

Pillar 2 – Reducing Trade Barriers

Pillar 3 – Investing in Infrastructure

Pillar 4 – Building a Skilled and Inclusive Workforce

Voters can learn more about these pillars and how they can affect the construction industry at TogetherWeBuild.ca. Over the next four weeks, WCA will be sharing videos of industry stakeholders discussing these issues. WCA Chair Peter Grose is kicking things off by discussing the importance of creating an attractive business environment in Manitoba.

“I think it’s important for the Government to stay focused on creating a competitive business environment in Manitoba,” said Grose. “Manitoba companies are skilled at building world-class buildings, but we need the government to act in ways that promote healthy businesses and keep us competitive.”

When asked specifically what would be needed to help the business environment, Grose discussed the importance of Prompt Payment legislation to the construction industry.

“We need to take action on establishing a prompt payment regime in Manitoba. The industry has been promoting prompt payment in Manitoba and we need to continue to have our industry assist in the creation of this legislation, so it fits the needs of our industry.”

“I also think that improvements to the permitting and inspections process could speed up construction timelines. Quicker permit approvals, faster and more consistent inspections will result in our province being seen as an opportune place for companies to build, work and play.”

You can watch Peter’s comments here.

More information on the four Policy Pillars can be found at www.togetherwebuild.ca .

 

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Media Contact: Darryl Harrison, Manager, Policy and Research

darryl@winnipegconstruction.ca, 204-775-8664 ext: 2249