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Jim Maloway, MLA Elmwood
May 1, 2015

Elmwood Economy

Mr. Speaker, I would like to bring an Elmwood success story to your attention.

Price Industries, located on Raleigh Street, is a market leader in supplying air distribution, critical controls and noise control products. If you're lying on an operating table in any hospital in North America, the chances are when you look up at the air flow system directly above you, it'll have a Price Industries label on it, and you will know you are in an infection-free environment.

After more than 60 years, Price remains a privately held family company with a tradition of innovation and service, providing good jobs for people in northeast Winnipeg for decades. Last year, with our help, we were–they were able to announce a 50,000-square-foot expansion, increasing their manufacturing capacity and adding up to 175 new high-tech jobs for northeast Winnipeg and Transcona.

Our government continues to work towards our provincial goal of adding 75,000 workers to our labour force by 2020. Our focus on training skilled workers is meeting the needs of employers and helping Manitobans get good jobs.

Under our government's leadership, the Manitoba economy continues to thrive. This April, the Bank of Montreal called Manitoba a rising star, and the Conference Board of Canada said our economic growth will lead the country.

Never in modern times has so much construction taken place. Construction cranes are everywhere. For example, we have doubled the size of the floodway. We have built a new arena, a new stadium, a new airport, a new Canadian Museum for Human Rights, a new expanded RBC Winnipeg Convention Centre, Wuskwatim hydro dam, Keeyask hydro dam, Highway No. 1 expansion, new Disraeli Bridge, new Plessis Road underpass, $50 million per year on new city road rebuilds, twinning Molson Street, a new women's hospital, expanded general hospital Health Sciences Centre, a new U of W science building, a new U of M wellness centre, the IKEA. These are just a few examples of some of the construction projects that have occurred in recent years with this government.

Mr. Speaker, I'm proud that our government is supporting businesses like Price Industries and growing the economy, benefiting my constituents in Elmwood.