These items brought forward by the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce are currently listed in the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce Policy Book:
Regional Infrastructure Development
The infrastructure deficit in Manitoba is still growing despite efforts to add dollars to both the Provincial and Municipal capital budgets.
In June 2014, the Partnership of the Manitoba Capital Region, (which has been meeting since 1999 and includes representatives from Winnipeg and 15 surrounding municipalities), released its’ transportation planning blueprint (list of highway-construction priorities for the next 25 years) that's supposed to dovetail with the city's own transportation plan and help the province make decisions.
Infrastructure development is an important economic engine for the province, which includes 18 municipalities. This region's infrastructure impacts the whole province as most export volume to the USA passes through the region, and most businesses in the province utilize resources from this dominant economic region of the province with a short-term view to the outcomes and long-term benefits.
Currently, there is a lack of coordination and cooperation in planning regional infrastructure in the region and a short-term view of the outcomes.
That the Provincial Government work to improve the integration and coordination of its infrastructure expenditures, recognizing the benefits of connecting the entire province's infrastructure and major highways.
Submitted by the Assiniboia Chamber of Commerce Government Relations Committee
Adopted by Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, May 2015
Renewed by Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, May 2018