LAVAL, Que. – One day after Stephen Harper crashed a Liberal stronghold in Montreal, Justin Trudeau returned the favour Monday, rallying supporters in the heart of Conservative country and taking aim at the government’s economic record.
Harper’s first promise of the 2015 campaign, a $60-million incentive for businesses willing to develop skilled apprentices, stayed true to his lower-taxes, more-jobs mantra — as well as his stay-the-course message.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has put the wheels in motion to begin the process of selecting a new Lieutenant Governor for Manitoba.
A five-member advisory committee on vice-regal appointments has been put in place to begin the search for appropriate candidates to fill the position.
Philip Lee is Manitoba’s current Lieutenant Governor, having assumed the role since being sworn-in on August 4, 2009. Lee, 70, was preceded by John Harvard.
The advisory committee will consult with a wide range of stakeholders on prospective candidates and provide advice to Harper on the progress of committee deliberations. The committee will then present a reporter to the Prime Minister with a shortlist of proposed candidates for consideration.
WINNIPEG — The ribbon was cut Friday on CentrePort Canada Way, opening the new four-lane expressway to traffic for the first time.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Winnipeg for the occasion, which will serve the 20,000 acre tri-modal inland port –CentrePort Canada — consisting of James Richardson International Airport, a trucking hub and access to three rail carriers.
A series of semi-trailer trucks were the first to drive on the new roadway before the public was able to a few hours later.
Construction on the 9.1 kilometre, $212 million project began in the spring of 2010 and was funded by both the provincial and federal governments.
CentrePort Canada Way will officially open on Friday after years of development.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be in Winnipeg for the occasion at Fort Garry Fire Trucks, which relocated to CentrePort. The four-lane divided expressway will serve the 20,000 acre tri-modal inland port, CentrePort Canada, consisting of James Richardson International Airport, a trucking hub and access to three rail carriers.
The provincial and federal governments contributed a total of $212 million to the project to better connect companies in the inland port to key gateways and corridors.
Harper will be joined by CentrePort Canada president and CEO Diane Gray and Premier Greg Selinger.
Three teachers from Shaftesbury High School have been honoured by Prime Minister Stephen Harper for their work in an extracurricular science program involving high-altitude balloons.
Rob Striemer, Adrian Deakin, and April McKnight met with Harper during a ceremony on Parliament Hill last Wednesday. The Winnipeg trio received certificates of excellence for their work with the Shaftesbury High Altitude Robotics Project (SHARP).
As we told you about last October, Shafesbury students launched a balloon into outer space to study the skies with a radio controlled aircraft. Since the program’s inception in 2009, a mission control ground station has been created and future launches are in the works. The most recent flight reached altitudes of more than 126,000 feet. The high-altitude balloons are also capable of capturing pictures of outer space.
SHARP 3 will launch from Elkhorn, Manitoba on Tuesday, October 23.
Garden City Collegiate teacher Jeffrey Cieszecki also received the Manitoba Certificate of Excellence for career exploration and space education for grades 7 to 12, while Miles Macdonell Collegiate teacher Zane Zalis received the Manitoba Certificate of Achievement for music production and choral for grades 10 to 12.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s tour of the north continues today as he spends time in Churchill.
Harper arrived late Thursday to the northern Manitoba community and will be joined by Defence Minister Peter MacKay later this morning to participate in OP NANOOK 12 — Canada’s premiere annual northern sovereignty operation.
Harper will then be joined this afternoon by his wife, Laureen Harper, and General Walter Natynczyk of the Canadian Forces to deliver remarks following the operation.
The PM will end his visit with a photo-op at 7:45 p.m. at the Churchill Airport before departing.