As an elected official I always enjoy hearing from my fellow Manitobans on issues that matter to them. Representing the interests of my constituents is a responsibility I take very seriously, and in order to do it well, it is essential that I both listen, and communicate. Unlike the previous government, we are committed to listening to Manitobans.
It should be everyone’s concern when their elected officials darken the windows. That is what is currently happening across Manitoba, as the provincial government tables a second bill in the legislature removing the requirement for municipal and provincial governments and their agencies to notify the public of important actions and events.
I re-entered public life five years ago because I wanted to make the lives of Manitobans and the prospects for Manitoba better. In 2016, Manitobans placed their confidence in my team to govern our province. It is an honour and a sacred trust. Everything our government does passes through the filter of what is best for our citizens and our province.
Two weeks ago, the Manitoba government delivered a budget that provides tax relief to Manitoba families and makes progress on reducing the deficit while making good investments in health care, education and infrastructure.
Enbridge has deep ties in southern Manitoba with significant assets and operations running from the Saskatchewan border near Cromer and south to Gretna. We have a 65-plus-year history of contributing to Manitoba’s economy, investing in local communities and safely transporting the energy people want and need to support their everyday lives.
Every time I drive from our farm south of Morden into town, I cross the single largest conduit of oil into the United States. That is what Enbridge calls its seven-pipeline corridor than passes under the Morden golf course on its southeasterly path to Gretna and across the border.