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Former Sask. Minister to Talk Trade Infrastructure in City

March 17, 2015 9:55 AM | News

CentrePort Canada Way

CentrePort Canada Way as shown on Friday, November 22, 2013. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

The former deputy transportation minister of Saskatchewan is in Winnipeg today to give a speech on improving Canada’s trade infrastructure.

John Law will speak at an event being co-hosted by Economic Development Winnipeg, the Manitoba Heavy Construction Association and CentrePort Canada.

Law will present the findings of Canada West Foundation’s most recent report, Building on Advantage, Improving on Canada’s Trade Infrastructure.

“We know there is a critical link between having reliable infrastructure and building a healthy economy — trade is the road to prosperity,” said Chris Lorenc, president of Manitoba Heavy Construction Association and emcee for the event.

“Thought leaders like John help us continue the public dialogue on the importance of infrastructure to our overall social and economic well-being.”

Diane Gray, CEO of CentrePort, added there is already more than $30 billion worth of goods imported and exported through Manitoba each year — creating thousands of direct and indirect jobs.

“But we know there is room for growth through new infrastructure investment and strategic planning,” she said.

The event is taking place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites.

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