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MHCA past Chair named to task force to cut red tape


December 9, 2016
By MHCA

Decemebr 9, 2016 – The Pallister government on Tuesday announced the composition of the red-tape reduction task force, which includes former MHCA chair, Henry Borger. The president of Borland Construction Inc. has been named as one of 14 members of the committee.

Finance Minister Cameron Friesen said the task force has been appointed to identify regulatory requirements that have detrimental impact on business competitiveness, or that “degrade the quality and availability of public services.”

“Excess regulation and unnecessary red tape create a drag on economic growth, costing Manitoba businesses hundreds of millions of dollars per year,” said Friesen. “Eliminating barriers that stifle growth will create jobs as we work toward rebuilding the Manitoba economy.”

Shannon Martin, MLA for Morris, and Carmele Peter, president of Exchange Income Corp., will co-chair the task force, composed of community stakeholders and MLAs.

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The task force will focus, initially, on 4 specific industries through sub-committees: agriculture and food processing; transportation; non-profits; and land development. Borger will sit on the land development subcommittee.

Borger, Chair of MHCA from 2013-2014, is the chair of the MHCA’s City of Winnipeg Committee and he also chairs the Canadian Construction Association’s Civil Infrastructure Council. He sits on the executive committees of both the MHCA and CCA.

“Henry will be a real resource to the task force,” said MHCA president Chris Lorenc, congratulating Borger on the appointment. “He has served our industry over many years in his involvement with MHCA and I have no doubt he will bring that experience and wisdom to this effort, now.”

Consultations will begin in January 2017 and recommendations and an action plan will be developed in the spring of 2017, the minister said, adding full implementation is anticipated by May 2018.