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.
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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.