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.
All the best to you and yours in this new year of 2018. This past year of 2017 has flown by! I have been fortunate to travel to many parts of Manitoba – from winter roads in the North to all corners of Southern Manitoba.
Last week, Finance Ministers for Manitoba and the other provinces and territories met in Ottawa where discussions on the legalization of cannabis was on the agenda.