AMM Taking ‘Fair Share’ Infrastructure Campaign on the Road

AMM Taking ‘Fair Share’ Infrastructure Campaign on the Road

By David Klassen

Chris Goertzen
Association of Manitoba Municipalities president Chris Goertzen

The Association of Manitoba Municipalities is hitting the road in their fight for a greater share of government taxes to fund rural infrastructure.

The AMM’s “Fair Share — Fair Say” campaign asks the province for a fair share of tax dollars, which only 8 cents on the dollar currently goes to municipalities.

“We want Manitobans to know that their communities deserve both a fair share of funding and a fair say in how dollars get spent. Right now, the current funding structure and workload is unfair to all municipalities,” said AMM president Chris Goertzen.

“All we’re asking for is a fair share of tax dollars and a fair say around a provincial decision-making table to make sure our priorities are front and centre.”

Throughout the 2016 provincial election campaign, the AMM has been vocal in their fight to secure a greater chunk of the funding.

The AMM will visit the following municipalities next week to make their case:

Tuesday, March 29:
10:30 a.m. — RM of Grey
12 p.m. — RM of Dufferin/Town of Carman

Wednesday, March 30:
9:30 a.m. — Municipality of Louise
11 a.m. — Municipality of Pembina
1:30 p.m. — Municipality of Norfok-Treherne
3 p.m. — RM of Victoria
5:30 p.m. — Municipality of North Norfolk

Thursday, March 31:
9:30 a.m. — City of Portage la Prairie
11 a.m. — RM of Portage la Prairie

To learn more about the campaign, visit