With a new mandate from Manitobans for our provincial government, I’m pleased to have the privilege of serving and representing the Dawson Trail constituency for another term at the legislature. I’m grateful to voters who put their confidence in me in this recent general election. As well, I thank everyone who participated in democracy by casting a ballot for any candidate in Dawson Trail on Sept. 10, and at advance polls.
On Sept. 25, I joined Premier Brian Pallister and the other members of our Progressive Conservative government caucus as we were sworn in as members of the Legislative Assembly. And this week, our newly re-elected government has begun another legislative session with a goal to introduce 20 bills by Dec. 20 – the 100th day of the new term – as we continue our hard work to bring Manitobans lower taxes, better services and a stronger economy.
Like our government has done since we were first elected in 2016, we are committing to keeping our promises to Dawson Trail constituents and all Manitobans in this new term. In the past 3.5 years, we have completed 90 per cent of our commitments made in 2016, including lowering the provincial sales tax rate, reducing health-care wait times and investing more than $1 billion annually in strategic infrastructure. We are continuing to work on the rest of those commitments.
During the coming months, I plan to take some time to get to know Dawson Trail residents who are new to the constituency because of changes to its boundaries. I plan on hosting one of my regular Coffee with Bob events in Anola soon, as well as attending a range of community events.
Some of these events are fall suppers, where I have the pleasure of helping to serve with other volunteers. These suppers bring communities together with delicious food and great fellowship, and give everyone who attends a chance to catch up with friends.
The new term has begun for our government as we move Manitoba forward. I’m looking forward to getting back to work for Dawson Trail residents, at the legislature and in our constituency.