Manitoba takes the lead
May 13, 2023
TWO-thirds of every dollar we earn as a nation is tied to moving goods in and out of the country.
For the Canadian public, the importance of supply chains went from an abstract business problem to something very real as consumers and families navigated store shelves during COVID. Applied to the nation, the inability to move goods is more than a nuisance. It compromises our ability to fund health care, education and other vital services.
Forget boundaries, construction group urges
April 12, 2023
IT’S time for a repositioning of Manitoba’s role in the global trade network, the province’s construction advocates say.
Manitoba Heavy Construction Association president Chris Lorenc sat down with Premier Heather Stefanson on Tuesday morning, surrounded by politicians and industry, for a budget debriefing event.
Canada West Foundation applauds prairie transport ministers’ Memorandum of Understanding to advance economic corridors
April 12, 2023
The Canada West Foundation applauds the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to take collective action to improve Western Canada’s interconnected road, rail, air and port corridors.
Manitoba premier champions trade corridor investment for national support
April 11, 2023
Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson said she will work with her premier colleagues to solidify support for a National Plan for Trade Corridor Infrastructure at July’s Council of the Federation meeting, which she will chair in Winnipeg.
WCR&HCA board listens, learns for 2025
February 23, 2023
The WCR&HCA Board of Directors held a series of meetings Friday, Feb. 10, to review the conference and take care of important Board business.
Trade coalition makes the case for national infrastructure strategy
A coalition of national and regional organizations met Premier Heather Stefanson in Winnipeg on January 19 to discuss a national plan to invest in trade corridors to move the goods and grow Canada’s economy.
Canada’s economy needs significant investment in corridors, gateways: Lorenc
October 27, 2022
Canada’s investment in its trade infrastructure, including trade gateways and corridors, has slipped badly against its main global competition and requires a comprehensive strategy to regain the reputation as a reliable partner for international markets.
Move from shovel-ready, to “shovel worthy” investment in trade infrastructure: CWF report
Canada’s funding of “shovel-ready” infrastructure projects, rather than through a long-term strategy that prioritizes projects with the highest return to the GDP, has damaged the country’s reputation as a reliable trade partner, says a new report out of Canada West Foundation.
Registration open! Stronger together! Western Roadbuilders hit Hawai’i in 2023
March 31, 2022
The Western Canada Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association is excited to announce it is returning to holding conferences, with the first to be held February 5-9, 2023 in Waikiki.
Canada misses the boat on trade, infrastructure investment: CCA panel
March 10, 2022
Canadians must become alarmed and engaged in the push for greater and wiser investment in trade-enabling infrastructure because our economy is suffering and so will our national security interests, a panel discussion at the Canadian Construction Association conference this week in Vancouver heard.
MHCA stresses need for trade diversity at CCA conference: March 9
March 3, 2022
Canada’s economy and its national security are inseparably connected and that is why our country needs to diversify its trade markets, to protect its long-term economic growth and the quality of life Canadians enjoy.
Western Canada Roadbuilders press for movement on trade corridors
February 24, 2022
There is a need to push for more action on the call for a significant increase to the federal government’s trade corridors fund, and Western Canadian business and construction industries can lead that campaign, the Board of the Western Canada Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association agreed on February 23.
CCA calls for infrastructure investment, support for western trade corridors
February 24, 2022
The Canadian Construction Industry says Canada’s economic success rides, in part, on laying down more reliable trade routes, through the increased investment in trade gateways and corridors.
Western Canada trade gateway initiative picks up support
December 16, 2021
A new report out of Export Development Canada on the country’s potential for market growth in China adds urgency to the WCR&HCA’s call for the federal government to ramp up funding for trade-enabling infrastructure, the Western Canada Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association board heard December 9.
WCR&HCA board approves in principle 2023 conference
November 10, 2021
Planning for a WCR&HCA conference has kicked into higher gear, with the Board of Directors approving on November 9 the holding of the event in 2023, subject to finalization of the contract with the Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Press Ottawa, Premiers to support trade infrastructure investment: WCR&HCA to Pallister
June 30, 2021
The Western Canada Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association has congratulated Premier Brian Pallister on his appointment as Chair of Canada’s Premiers and the Council of the Federation.
WCR&HCA updates, revises website as an advocacy resource to industry
June 24, 2021
The Western Canada Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association has updated its website so members can easily access important reports to stay abreast of industry issues and to inform advocacy across the region and on a national level.
Infrastructure assessment should bolster trade corridor investment: WCR&HCA
June 17, 2021
A national infrastructure assessment is a valuable, long overdue step towards putting Canada on strong footing for investment in critical infrastructure assets to boost its trade profile and productivity, the Western Canada Roadbuilders and Heavy Construction Association says in a brief submitted to the federal government.
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