In every generation it seems that there are events that happen that are so impactful that you forever remember where you were when you first heard the news.
Last week I had the incredible honour of taking the oath of office to serve as the 23rd Premier of Manitoba. It was not an opportunity that I was not expecting just a short time ago.
Every year, across Canada and North America, National Trucking Week is celebrated during September. This year, the week is September 5th to the 11th.
There is an often stated saying that a week is a long time in politics. And that has been proven to be true again.
Many aspects of life and the economy have been disrupted over the past 18 months and it is encouraging to see so many returning.
Last week Public Health officials and the Department of Education released its back-to-school plan. It involves returning essentially all students to full time in class learning on September 7th and near normal operations.
Over the past 18 months there have been several traditions and events that have been missed as a result of the global pandemic.
On Monday of this week, I was honoured as Manitoba’s Deputy Premier and the MLA for Steinbach to announce that the provincial government and the federal government have reached an agreement to provide nearly $17.5 million to the City of Steinbach to support the construction of a new event centre in the city.
As Manitobans continue to enjoy another summer, the traditional August long weekend is fast approaching.